Carol Cheng

Carol "Do Do" Cheng
Carol Cheng Yu Ling 2018.jpg
Born (1957-09-09) 9 September 1957 (age 64)
Hong Kong
Years active1975–present
Partner(s)Kam Kwok-Leung 甘國亮
(1980–1990)
Lui Fong 呂方
(1992–2008)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese鄭裕玲
Simplified Chinese郑裕玲
Musical career
Also known asDo Do/Dodo Cheng (嘟嘟/嘟姐/Do姐)

Carol Cheng Yu Ling (Traditional Chinese: 鄭裕玲; born 9 September 1957), is a Hong Kong film/television actress and host. Arguably one of the most famous celebrities to have emerged during the British colonial period, Cheng made her break in TVB Cantonese TV series, Man in the Net. In the 1980s, she was commonly referred to by her nickname Do Do. She is one of the richest TV actresses in Hong Kong who turned her career to films. Cheng is regarded as a "living Hong Kong Cinema legend" who has brought to fame previous unknowns such as Jackie Chan, Jackie Cheung and Andy Lau. She also has won numerous acting awards in both film and television genres, as well as hosting awards.

Biography[]

Cheng was born in Hong Kong. She is of Sichuanese heritage and her native language is Northern Mandarin. Cheng's family taught her Cantonese at a young age, which is equally fluent as a native speaker. Cheng began her career with Commercial Television Limited after secondary school in 1975. After the collapse of the TV station in 1978, she moved to Television Broadcasts Limited and has been a superstar at the channel since. She starred in various drama series. She also hosted shows like Miss Hong Kong Beauty Pageant and the Hong Kong version of the game show The Weakest Link between 2001–2002.

In 1984, Cheng won the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer. In 1988 and 1991, Cheng won the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress. In 2000, Cheng won the TVB Anniversary Awards: My Favourite TV Role and Best Actress.[citation needed]

In recent years, Cheng retired from acting but is still involved in hosting. She is frequently the host of TVB Awards Presentation.[1]

Cheng is also a radio host who has interviewed celebrities and music bands such as Jackson Wang, Mirror and much more. Cheng is also frequently associated with FAMA, another famous hip hop duo. The trio have been on multiple entertainment media forms, such as interacting with local celebrities in variety shows and travel reality television shows have since surged in the last decade. Due to their humor presented on screen, Cheng and FAMA have resonated greatly with Hong Kong audiences alike.[2][3]

Selected filmography[]

Variety show hosting[]

Awards and nominations[]

Cheng has been the recipient of several awards and nominations from the Hong Kong Film Awards:[6]

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 Leading 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
2012 TVB Anniversary Award Outstanding Actress Won
2016 The StarHub TVB Awards My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host Do Did Eat Won
2016 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Show Host Do Did Eat Won

References[]

  1. ^ "2020 TVB anniversary awards show winner list". 10 January 2021. 38jiejie. 10 January 2021
  2. ^ "Jackson Wang Films For Carol Chengs Variety Show Do Did Eat". JayneStars. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  3. ^ "鄭裕玲睇足全場︰賞心樂事". Mingpao. 8 May 2021. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Carol Cheng". imdb.com. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Carol Cheng". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Carol 'DoDo' Cheng | on Hong Kong Movie World".