Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi born on 24 May 1980 is a Hong Kong actress and cantopop singer. She is the ex-wife of Nicholas Tse, thus being the daughter-in-law of Patrick Tse and Deborah Lee.
She and Nicholas have two sons, Lucas and Quintus Tse. She is considered a “Sing girl”—an actress who first received media attention through starring alongside Stephen Chow, and later went on to have a successful career of her own. Cheung was also involved in the 2008 Edison Chen photo scandal.
Her career began in 1998, when she was offered to appear in a TV commercial advertising lemon tea. She caught the attention of Stephen Chow after shooting the ad. Later, Cheung made her film debut as a young nightclub hostess in Stephen Chow’s King of Comedy (1999), followed soon after by Fly Me to Polaris (1999).
The latter role earned her the award for Best Newcomer at the Hong Kong Film Awards. In the same year, Cheung launched her singing career with her first Cantopop album Any Weather (1999). For Derek Yee’s romantic drama Lost in Time (2003), Cheung won the award for Best Actress at the 2004 Hong Kong Film Awards. She played a young woman who lost her fiancé to a traffic accident which left her as a grieving single mother struggling to make ends meet.
In January and February 2008, many explicit photos were found online involving Cecilia Cheung and Edison Chen. The scandal also involved Gillian Chung and Bobo Chan.