Time Has Named Michelle Yeoh Its “Icon of the Year 2022.”

The magazine’s annual Person of the Year issue includes a special category called “Icon of the Year.” Yeoh was listed among the most prominent persons of 2022 by TIME magazine in May.

The declaration comes after the publication named the K-pop trio BLACKPINK the Entertainer Of The Year 2022.

The magazine stated in its analysis that “BLACKPINK has managed to flourish by demanding our attention everywhere we have attention to give: not just in our headphones, but also in fashion and on TV.”

Time Magazine’s Assessment of Michelle Yeoh

The 60-year-old Malaysian actor has been enjoying worldwide acclaim from critics and fans for her portrayal of Evelyn Wang in the blockbuster Everything Everywhere All at Once when she was named a TIME Icon of the Year 2022. (2022).

The success of the movie is highlighted by TIME’s statement that “everyone here wants to meet her, to shake her hand, and to be remembered by her” as Los Angeles prepares for the Academy Awards season.

The magazine claims, “This is the moment Yeoh has long awaited: a huge, starring role, the kind that may make her a household name.”


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Despite having a distinguished body of work, mostly in action movies, the report claims that “before Everything Everywhere All at Once…she had never been No. 1 on a Hollywood call sheet.”

“My race shouldn’t be a factor, yet there have been conflicts. Yeoh expressed his opinion to TIME magazine about how Asian actors in Hollywood typically receive clichéd parts and rarely receive top billing.

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Yeoh said to TIME, “I’ve thought about it. I’ve considered becoming the first Asian woman to win an Academy Award in the Best Actress category. Not just me though; it seems like my entire Asian community has given it some thought. You’re doing it for us, they say as they approach me.

Career of Michelle Yeoh

Yeoh, a former Miss Malaysia who has been in the business since the middle of the 1980s, is one of Asia’s biggest stars and is particularly well-known for her action-oriented parts.

Among her, several box office successes in Hong Kong movies are Tai Chi Master (1992), Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992), and Yes, Madam (1985). (1993).


She made her Hollywood debut in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies as Wai Lin because to her existing reputation in Asia.

Ultimately, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, directed by Ang Lee, in 2000, solidified actor Michelle Yeoh’s place among the all-time greats.

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Yeoh has experienced consistent success abroad for the past few years, beginning with Crazy Rich Asians (2018). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, she too played a crucial part (2021).

A Haunting in Venice by Kenneth Branagh, The Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix, and the following three Avatar films following Avatar: The Way of Water are among her upcoming projects (2022).

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