Maggie Cheung (CHEUNG Maggie / 張曼玉) is a Hong Kong actress, born on Sunday, September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong.
Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1997.
First runner-up Miss Hong Kong. 
Spokesmodel of Hermes.
Spokesmodel of LUX shampoo.
Clean (2004/I) was turning point in her career. Before this film was made, she was only offered the roles of beautiful Asian women in Western films.
Olivier Assayas wrote the characters of Maggie Cheung (in Irma Vep (1996)) and Emily Wang (in Clean (2004/I)) specifically with her in mind.
The first Chinese actress ever to win the Best Actress award at the Berlin International Film Festival (1992 - for Yuen Ling-yuk (1992)) and Cannes Film Festival (2004 - for Clean (2004/I)).
Her parents are Shanghainese. While she cannot speak the dialect, she understands it.
In Hong Kong, she has been handed every role she has played since she was 18 without an audition.
Wanted to be a hairdresser as a child.
Was offered a role in X2 (2003) but turned it down because "If I start making films like that, they won't be proud. I'd feel like I was cheating. And I don't want half the world, we have 1.3 billion people in China, to know I'm cheating. That matters to me. I have more pride than that."
Learned French for her role in Augustin, roi du Kung-fu (1999).
Grew up in Bromley, Kent, when she lived in the UK.
Signed her divorce paper with Olivier Assayas on the set of Clean (2004/I) which was directed by her ex-husband.
She and Tony Leung Chiu Wai made 7 movies together: 2046 (2004), A Fei jingjyuhn (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Fa yeung nin wa (2000), Haomen yeyan (1991), Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau (1993), and Ying xiong (2002). They also starred together in a short-lived TV-series: "San jaat si hing" (1984).
Acted in 6 movies with Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia, whom she considered her idol and an actress she respected.
She was a finalist to star in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).
Declined lead role in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) because of racial sensitivity between the Japanese and the Chinese, due to WWII.
Although an icon of Asian cinema, she is actually a European with extended residence in Hong Kong.
Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1999.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
Filmed a role in Inglourious Basterds (2009) but all of her scenes were deleted from the final cut.
Is fluent in English, French and Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin, and understands Shanghainese).
Ex-daughter-in-law of Jacques Rémy.
Ex-sister-in-law of Michka Assayas.
As an actress:
2010 Ten Thousand Waves
2010 Chuen sing yit luen - yit lat lat
2004 2046 as Su Li-zhen
2002 Ying xiong as Flying Snow
2000 Fa yeung nin wa as Su Li-zhen - Mrs. Chan
2000 Yi jian zhong qing
2000 Le bel hiver
1999 Augustin, roi du Kung-fu as Ling
1997 Chinese Box
1997 Song jia huang chao as Soong Ching-ling
1996 Tian mi mi as Qiao Li
1995 Augustin as Ling
1994 Dung che sai duk
1994 San tung gui see doi
1993 Ching Se as Siu Ching (Xiao Qing), Green Snake
1993 Xian dai hao xia zhuan
1993 Zhui nan zi
1993 Shen Jing Dao yu Fei Tian Mao
1993 Chai gong
1993 Fei yue mi qing
1993 Wu xia qi gong zhu
1993 Kin chan no Cinema Jack
1993 Dung fong saam hap
1993 Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau
1993 Chik geuk siu ji
1993 Lim jing dai yat gik
1993 Zhan shen chuan shuo
1992 Zhen de ai ni
1992 Bai mei gui as Rose Chin
1992 Sun lung moon hak chan
1992 Ging chat goo si 3: Chiu kup ging chat as May