Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi
is a Eurasian actress
singer based in Hong Kong
. She is the wife of Nicholas Tse
, thus being the daughter-in-law
of Patrick Tse
(謝賢) and Deborah Lee
(狄波拉). She and Nicholas have a son, Lucas.
Cheung was born in Hong Kong
to a Chinese
father and a half Chinese-half British
mother. Her parents divorced when she was just a child after which she was sent to Australia to live with her aunt at the age of fourteen. Cheung has an elder half-sister Dai Pek-Chi, two younger brothers and also a younger half-brother from her father's side.
Her career began in 1998, when she was offered to appear in a TV commercial advertising lemon tea
. She caught the attention of Stephen Chow
after shooting the ad. Later, Cheung made her film debut as a young nightclub hostess in Stephen Chow's King of Comedy
(1999), followed soon after by Fly Me to Polaris
(1999). The latter role earned her the award for Best Newcomer at the Hong Kong Film Awards
. In the same year, Cheung launched her singing career with her first Cantopop
album Any Weather
(1999). For Derek Yee
's romantic drama Lost in Time
(2003), Cheung won the award for Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards
. She played a young woman who lost her fiancé to a traffic accident which left her as a grieving single mother struggling to make ends meet.
Cheung has been linked to Hong Kong male singers such as Daniel Chan
and Jordan Chan
. She then dated Nicholas Tse in early 2002, but was then dumped by Tse late that year when Tse got back with his ex-girlfriend, singer Faye Wong
. Later she was rumored to have dated a younger Lu Siyuan
before the relationship ended in 2003. Cheung suffered serious depression and eating disorders after the break-up with Tse.
Cheung and Tse were first reported to be "getting back together" in early 2006 and on July 31, 2006, Tse officially admitted dating Cheung in an interview with Commercial Radio Hong Kong 881/903.
In September 2006, Tse showed off his wedding ring at the Hong Kong International Airport, announcing he and Cheung had been married in a secret wedding ceremony in the Philippines.
On the January 8, 2007 episode of TVB's Entertainment Scoop (東張西望), Cheung was publicly confirmed by Nicholas' father, Patrick Tse, to be approximately three months pregnant with the couple's first child.
Around March 2007 on the episode of TVB's Entertainment Scoop (東張西望) it is said that their child is due in August. It is confirmed by Cheung's husband Nicholas Tse that she is expecting a baby boy.
On August 2, 2007, it was reported that Cecilia Cheung and her husband were both in the maternity ward awaiting for their child to be born. Cecilia gave birth to a baby boy named Lucas.
1999 Triad threat incident
In 1999, her triad
member father got into a misunderstanding with a rival gang. As a result, Cheung received rape
threats and death threats
against her, when she was still relatively new in the film industry
2008 Edison Chen Photo scandal
In January and February 2008, many explicit photos were found online involving Cecilia Cheung and Edison Chen
. The scandal also involved Gillian Chung
and Bobo Chan
- C1 (2005)
- Colour of Lip (至愛唇色(新曲+精選)) (2002)
- Shaolin Soccer (2002)
- Party All the Time (2001)
- New and Best Collection (2001)
- Party All the Time (2001)
- Cecilia Cheung (2000)
- A Brand New Me (最新形象) (2000)
- 903 California Red Concert (2000)
- Destination (1999)
- Any Weather (1999)