Maggie Cheung Man yuk is a Chinese actress from Hong Kong. Raised in England and Hong Kong, Cheung has over 70 films to her credit since starting her career in 1983. Some of her most commercially successful work was in the action genre, but Cheung once said in an interview that of all the work she has done, the films that really meant something to her are Song of Exile, Centre Stage, Comrades: Almost a Love Story and In the Mood for Love. As Emily Wang in Clean, her last starring role to date, she became the first Asian actress to win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Cheung is multilingual, having learned to speak English, Mandarin and French in the course of her life. Her native language is Cantonese. Since 2004, Cheung shifted her focus from acting to philanthropy, making music, and editing. In April 2010 she was appointed as UNICEF's Ambassador to China.