Chinese martial arts choreographer and director who became one of the most respected figures in action cinema through his work on films like 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He made his directorial debut in 1978 with the Jackie Chan-starring film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow.
He got his start in the industry as an actor in 1965's Huo Shao Hong Lian Si Zhi Yuan Yang Jian Xia.
He won a Hong Kong Film Award, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award and Golden Horse Award for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
His father is famed martial arts actor Yuen Siu-tien. He has siblings named Yuen, Shun-Yee, Brandy, Yat and Yuen.
He worked with actress Uma Thurman on both Kill Bill films.