Miriam Yeung Chin-wah (楊千嬅) (born February 3, 1974) is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer.
Before entering the entertainment business, she was a registered nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong. She studied at the Kowloon Holy Family Canossian College. She entered the entertainment industry after coming in third in the TVB 14th annual New Singer competition in 1995, and has steadily gained popularity ever since.
Miriam is managed by Gold Label.
As a singer, Miriam has had many songs that have been mainstream hits and award winners, such as "Sorry, I'm an Aquarius", "Maiden's prayer" and "Small City and Big Issue". "Small City and Big Issue" won the awards in 2004 from four major TV/radio award ceremonies. Among the awards were "Most popular female", "My favourite female singer", and "Female Singer Golden award".
Early in her career her songs had the view point of a young lady. However, in the last few years, Miriam describes her songs as having matured.
As an actress, Miriam normally performs in comedy films often as a young, silly, and clumsy girl. For example, in one early film, "Love Undercover", she plays a newly graduated police officer who fails every test as a cadet. She tried different roles to good reviews both in 2003 and 2004. In "Sound Of Colors" co-starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Miriam plays a blind girl who finds love in a surprising and unexpected way. The next year, she tried a darker role, in "Three...Extremes: Dumplings." Miriam plays Ching, a former TV actress, who fears growing old, and losing her looks and her cheating husband. She seeks out Mei (Bai Ling), who tells Ching her dark secret to staying young, which is revealed to be eating stillborn fetuses prepared in dumplings.
In Miriam's latest film, "Drink-Drank-Drunk", she co-stars with Daniel Wu for the third time. She is said to be concentrating more on her music career in 2005, which is the reason she was only in one film that year.
* Drink-Drank-Drunk (千杯不醉) (2005)
* My Sweetie (甜絲絲) (2004)
* Three... Extremes (三更2) (2004)
* Three of a Kind (煎釀三寶)(2004)
* Elixir of Love (花好月圓) (2004)
* Anna in Kung-Fu Land (安娜與武林) (2003)
* Sound of Colors (地下鐵) (2003)
* Dragon Loaded 2003 (龍咁威 2003) (2003)
* Love Undercover 2: Love Mission (新紮師妹2 美麗任務) (2003)
* My Lucky Star (行運超人) (2003)
* Frugal Game (慳錢家族) (2002)
* Love Undercover (新紮師妹) (2002)
* Dry Wood, Fierce Fire (乾柴烈火) (2002)
* Feel 100% II (百份百感覺2) (2001)
* Dummy Mommy, Without a Baby (玉女添丁) (2001)
* The Group (烈火青春) (1998)
* Single (2005)
* Miriam 2004 傻仔 (2004)
* Electric Girl 電光幻影第二版 (2004)
* Electric Girl 電光幻影 (2004)
* Miriam 2004 Grand Opening 2004開大 (2004)
* Miriam's Melodies (2003)
* Make Up (2003)
* Miriam's Music Box (2002)
* M vs M - Part II (2002)
* M vs M - Part I (2002)
* Miriam (2001)
* My Favourite Hits (2001)
* Kiss Me Soft, Play It Loud (2000)
* A Winter's Tale 冬天的故事 (1999)
* Summer Story 夏天的故事 (1999)
* 1 to 100 EP (1998)
* Yeung Chin Wa Experiencing Collection 楊千嬅體驗入學
* Visit This Place 到此一遊
* My Private Diary 私日記 (1997)
* Feeling 直覺
* The Wolf Is Coming 狼來了 (1996)
* Yang Mei 揚眉 (2003)
* Smile 微笑 (1999)
* Miriam Yeung + Chet Lam Music is Live 楊千嬅+林一峰 拉闊音樂會 (2005)
* Yeung Chin Wah Kungheifatchoi V3 In Cheung Wui (2004)
* Anthony Wong + Miriam Yeung 903 Music is Live Karaoke (2004)
* Million Purple Thousand Red M Yeung Live 楊千嬅萬紫千紅演唱會 (2002)
* Miriam Music Is Live 拉闊音樂會 (2001)
* 903 California Red Miriam Yeung Live In Concert 903狂熱份子音樂會 (2000)