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Françoise Yip

Françoise Yip

Françoise Fong-Wa Yip (葉芳華; born September 4, 1972) is a Canadian actress. She first became known for her performances in Hong Kong films, before later also starring in North American films and television shows.

Françoise Yip
Françoise Fong-Wa Yip

(1972-09-04)September 4, 1972
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years active1995–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese葉芳華
Simplified Chinese叶芳华

Early life and education

Yip was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was raised in Toronto, Ontario. Her father is a Canadian of Chinese descent and her mother is French-Canadian.[1]


Her best-known roles are the redeemable bad girls in Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx and Jet Li's Black Mask. Yip appeared in the television series Andromeda as two different characters. She did two movies with Jet Li, the first as a lead romantic interest in Black Mask and the second in Romeo Must Die, where she played a Chinese gangster motorcycle assassin killed by Jet Li and Aaliyah. She has appeared in the film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Blade: Trinity and guest-starred in the Canadian TV show Blood Ties.



1992Ghost PuntingPolicewoman subordinate
1995Fighting for My DaughterGirlfriend**TV Movie
1995Rumble in the BronxNancy
1995Nie LianMaggie
1995Two Impossible FilmsJohann WooShort Film
1996Kuang ye san qian xiangWai**
1996How to Meet the Lucky StarsFrancoise
1996Wan fengHerself
1996Meng BoSaeko Nogami / Yachi
1996Black MaskYeuk Laan
1997Ni ge mie ye changSusan
1997Web of DeceptionFion Wong
1998FuturesportKeahiTV Movie
2000Romeo Must DieMeriana Sing,the Motorcycle Fighter
2000Special DeliveryFlight AttendantTV Movie
2000A Good BurnKoa
2001Witness to a KillKirsten Lee
2001Lunch with CharlesCora
2001The PledgeBartender at Airport
2001MindstormNewscasterTV Movie
2002Cabin PressureTammyTV Movie
2002The New BeachcombersConstable Kelly MahTV Movie
2004A Beachcombers ChristmasConstable Kelly MahTV Movie
2004Blade: TrinityVirago
2005Alone in the DarkAgent Cheung
2005The DealJanice Long
2007Aliens vs. Predator: RequiemMs. Cullen Yutani
2008Dim Sum FuneralVictoria
2009MotherlandRaffi Tang
2010The King of FightersChizuru Kagura
2011Possessing Piper RoseMargot LaceTV Movie
2013Garage Sale MysteryKatherine NorbertTV Movie
2014The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell StoryPauline GosselaarTV Movie
2017Deadly LessonsBeverlyTV Movie
2018The PredatorCullen / Tracking Supervisor


1998MillenniumStewardess #2Episode: "The Innocents"
1999Earth: Final ConflictBeverly WuEpisode: "Heroes & Heartbreak"
1999Deep in the CityEpisode: Deranged Marriages
2000Secret Agent ManFeliciaEpisode: "WhupSumAss"
2000Seven DaysLi MaiEpisode: "Olga's Excellent Vacation"
2001Wolf LakeReporterUnaired Pilot
2001These Arms of MineJenny Wong3 episodes
2001RoboCop: Prime DirectivesLexx Icon2 episodes
2000-2001FreedomJin8 episodes
2002FlatlandAmy Li22 episodes
2003JeremiahRachel2 episodes
2003-2004SmallvilleDr. Lia Tang5 episodes
2004Stephen King's Dead ZoneMariaEpisode: Speak Now
2001-2005AndromedaAshael / Rekel Ben-Tzion2 episodes
2006Men in TreesAlice KEpisode: "Pilot"
2007Flash GordonSusan GlassEpisode: "Conspiracy Theory"
2007-2008Blood TiesKate Lam14 episodes
2010CapricaDesiree Willow2 episodes
2011FringeDr. Rosa OportoEpisode: "Bloodline"
2011SanctuaryDr. Lillian Lee3 episodes
2015Girlfriends' Guide to DivorceAjaEpisode: "Rule #92: Don't Do the Crime If You Can't Do the Crime"
2015ArrowThe Priestess2 episodes
2015ProofPolice OfficerEpisode: "St. Luke's"
2015MistressesDoctorEpisode: "Unreliable Witness"
2015Ties That BindYingEpisode: "Paying for It"
2016No TomorrowRoseEpisode: "No Soup for You"
2018-2019ShadowhuntersJia Penhallow4 episodes
2018The Perfect Bride: Wedding BellsGeorgiatelevision film
2018Take TwoCheryl Axelrodepisode: "Death Becomes Him"


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