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Carol Cheng

Carol "Do Do" Cheng
Chinese name 鄭裕玲 (traditional)
Chinese name 郑裕玲 (simplified)
Ancestry Chongqing, Sichuan
Born (1957-09-09) 9 September 1957
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Do Do/Dodo Cheng (嘟嘟/嘟姐)
Years active 1975 – present
Partner(s) Kam Kwok-Leung 甘國亮
(1980–1990)
Lui Fong 呂方
(1992–2008)

Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲, b. 9 September 1957), commonly referred to by her nickname Do Do, is an actress and host from Hong Kong.[1]

Biography

Cheng began her career in the 1975 working on a number of Television Broadcasts Limited series. She also hosted the Hong Kong version of the game show The Weakest Link from 2001–2002. In 1980, she made her debut along with Chow Yun-fat. After her film debut her output became so prolific that at one point she was working on nine films simultaneously, leading her to have the nickname "Nine films Cheng."[2] It was also during this very prolific time in her career that she became the highest paid actress in the region, beating out Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui and Michelle Yeoh, who rounded up the top 5.

Cheng began hosting entertainment programmes for TVB in 1997, she returned to acting with a critically acclaimed performance in the TVB sitcom, "War of Genders". It immediately become the highest rated show for the network TVB and garnered Cheng a Best Actress trophy at the annual awards.

Cheng is the highest-paid female employee of TVB.

Personal life

Cheng is single. She is said to have held on to her personal philosophy of "no marriage and no kids".

Cheng's parents frequently quarrelled and even fought during her childhood. They eventually divorced. Cheng's father left, and her mother struggled to support Cheng and her younger brother. As a result Cheng is said to be concerned about getting married and has said she does not want to have kids.

From 1980 to 1990, Cheng was in a relationship with Kam Kwok-Leung. From 1992 to 2008, she was in a relationship with David Lui Fong.

Awards and nominations

Cheng has been the recipient of several awards and nominations from the Hong Kong Film Awards:[3]
Year Award Category Film Result
1984 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer The Last Affair Won
1988 7th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Wonder Women Nominated
25th Golden Horse Awards Best Actress Moon, Star and Sun Won
1989 8th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Heart To Hearts Nominated
1991 10th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Queen's Bench II Nominated
Best Actress Her Fatal Ways Won
1992 11th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Her Fatal Ways II Nominated
2000 TVB Anniversary Awards My Favourite Television Character War of Genders Won
Best Actress Won
2005 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Show Host Justice for All Won

Select filmography

References

  1. ^ Carol Cheng at the Internet Movie Database Accessed 16 May 2009
  2. ^ Profile at HK cinemagic Accessed 16 May 2009
  3. ^ http://www.simonyam.com/hkmw/actors/dodocheng/
  4. ^ "Carol Cheng". imdb.com. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Carol Cheng". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
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