Michele Monique Reis
is a Hong Kong
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Reis was born in Macau
Macau , also spelled Macao , is, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China...
which was then a Portuguese colony. Reis is of mixed ancestry as her father is Portuguese and her mother is Chinese. So, she can be considered as a macanese
The Macanese-born Portuguese people or simply the Macanese people refer to an ethnic group which originated in Macau since the 16th century, consisting mostly of people with some Portuguese ancestry.-Culture:...
. Reis attended Maryknoll Convent School
Maryknoll Convent School is a Roman Catholic girls' school with primary and secondary sections at Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. It was founded by the American Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong in 1925 at Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. MCS is well-known for its distinguished academic results and school traditions...
, and matriculated from St. Paul's Secondary School
St. Paul's Secondary School is a famous Catholic girls' secondary school in Ventris Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong. it is a Catholic Grant-in-aid Anglo-Chinese Secondary Grammar School for girls....
Reis started modelling at the age of 14. She first came to fame when she won the 1988 Miss Hong Kong Pageant
The Miss Hong Kong Pageant , or MSHK for short, is a beauty pageant organized by the leading Hong Kong television station, Television Broadcasts ....
at the age of 18. Reis was also the first Miss Chinese International in the same year. Following her Miss Chinese International crowning, she went on to participate in the Miss World 1988
The 38th Miss World Pageant was held on November 17, 1988 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Linda Pétursdóttir from Iceland. Runner up was Yeon-hee Choi representing Korea and third was Kirsty Roper from the United Kingdom...
pageant, where she promoted the image of Hong Kong. She was then supposed to compete in the Miss Universe 1989
Miss Universe 1989, the 38th Miss Universe pageant was held at Fiesta Americana Condesa Hotel, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico on May 23, 1989. Angela Visser of Holland was crowned as Miss Universe 1989. Seventy-six contestants competed for the crown....
pageant but withdrew due to health problems.
Reis started to build a career within the entertainment industry in the 1990s. She starred in commercials eventually leading to movies. She has also appeared in music videos and TVB television episodes.
Previously Reis had a well-known and long-term relationship with tycoon Joseph Lau
Joseph Lau Luen Hung is a billionaire Hong Kong real estate investor who owns a 61% stake in Chinese Estates Holdings. His fortune is estimated by Forbes at $4.3 billion.-Wealth:...
,and it's said that she led to Lau's divorce. Reis married business tycoon Julian Hui on 23 November 2008, following a very public two-year courtship. Julian was formerly married to Pansy Ho
Pansy Catalina Ho Chiu-king is the daughter of Hong Kong and Macau-based businessman Stanley Ho, and the managing director of various companies he founded, including Shun Tak Holdings and the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau....
, the daughter of Macau casino businessman Stanley Ho
Stanley Ho, GBM, GLM, GBS, GML, OBE , also known as Ho Hung Sun, Stanley Ho Hung Sun, is an entrepreneur in Hong Kong and Macau. Ho is sometimes nicknamed "The King of Gambling", reflecting the government-granted monopoly he held of the Macau gambling industry for 40 years...
Reis gave birth to a baby boy, Jayden Max Hui, on 8 February 2011 via Caesarean section
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at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital
Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital , or HKSH, is a private hospital established in 1922 in Happy Valley, Hong Kong.It is one of the most famous of the Hong Kong hospitals, renowned for its high quality hospital services and comfortable accommodation for patients. All clients can also choose their...
. At birth, Jadyen weighed 2.93 kilograms and measured 49 cm long.
- Bodyguards and Assassins
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- Miss Du Shi Niang (2003)
- The Irresistible Piggies (2002)
- Beauty and the Breast
Beauty and the Breast is a 2002 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Raymond Yip, and starring Francis Ng, Michelle Reis and Daniel Wu.-Synopsis:...
- Every Dog Has His Date (2001)
- Bakery Amour (2001)
- Healing Hearts (2000)
- The City of Strangers (2000)
- When I Fall in Love... with Both
When I Fall in Love... with Both is a 2000 Hong Kong anthology film consisting of three separate stories. Directed by Samson Chiu, the film stars Hong Kong actresses Michelle Reis and Theresa Lee together with Singaporean actress Fann Wong....
- The Island Tales (1999)
- Round About Midnight (1999)
- Prince Charming
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- Flowers of Shanghai
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- Young and Dangerous 4
Young and Dangerous 4 is a 1997 Hong Kong triad film directed by Andrew Lau. It is the third sequel to the Young and Dangerous film series.-Plot:...
- Heaven Earth Great Ambition
Armageddon is a 1997 Hong Kong film directed by Gordon Chan, and starring Andy Lau, Michelle Reis and Anthony Wong.-Summary:In the near future 10 men are voted as the 10 who could lead the world; on the list is leading Hong Kong scientist Dr. Ken...
- 100 Ways to Kill Yourself (1996)
- Fallen Angels (1995)
- The Other Side of the Sea (1994)
- Drunken Master III (1994)
- The Black Morning Glory (1993)
- The Sword of Many Lovers
The Sword of Many Lovers, also known as Sword of Many Loves, is a 1993 Hong Kong film based on Louis Cha's novel Other Tales of the Flying Fox...
- The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk II
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- The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk (1993)
- Casino Tycoon II (1992)
- Royal Tramp II
Royal Tramp II is a 1992 Hong Kong film based on Louis Cha's novel The Deer and the Cauldron. The film is a sequel to Royal Tramp, which was released earlier in the same year.-Cast:*Stephen Chow as Wai Siu-bo*Brigitte Lin as Lung-yee...
- Zen of Sword (1992)
- The Wicked City
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- A Kid from Tibet
A Kid from Tibet is a 1992 Hong Kong martial arts-action film directed by and starring Yuen Biao. The film features two more former members of the Seven Little Fortunes: Yuen Wah as an evil sorcerer and a cameo appearance from Jackie Chan. A Kid From Tibet is the only film to date that Yuen has...
- Party of a Wealthy Family (1991)
- Swordsman II
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- Perfect Girls (1990)
- Doctor's Heart (1990)
- No Risk, No Gain (1990)
- A Chinese Ghost Story Part II (1990)
Chinese white-collar worker
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s display images of Michelle Reis at the office to subtly ask for a raise in salary
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because her Chinese name
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Jiāxīn is an exact homophone
A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose and rose , or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too. Homophones that are spelled the same are also both homographs and homonyms...
of ("pay raise") in Mandarin Chinese, and is a near-homophone in Cantonese language (ga1yan1/ga1san1).