Kathy Chow Hoi-mei (Chinese: 周海媚; pinyin: Zhōu Hǎimèi; Jyutping: Zaau1 Hoi2 Mei6; born December 6, 1966 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong actress who is widely known for her leading roles in Hong Kong TVB series during the late 1980s to 1990s such as The Breaking Point and Time Before Time. Her popularity peaked in Asia following her portrayal of Zhou Zhiruo in the 1994 Taiwanese adaptation of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber. Kathy Chow's most famous drama role in Taiwan and mainland China is Zhou Zhiruo in Taiwan′s TTV drama "The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber", which was filmed in 1993-1994. In the play, Kathy Chow’s role in appearance and dress, facial expressions and eyes, personality and behavior, and inner feelings are like Zhou Zhiruo off the page . So far, it is still an achievement that others cannot surpass. Because Kathy Chow's perfect performance interprets the difference personality of Zhou Zhiruo between before and after (Zhou Zhiruo’s mental state is very complicated, so this character is considered to be extremely difficult to perform), and Kathy Chow has established her unshakable performance status in the Chinese performing arts circle because of this soap opera . Kathy Chow also got a gift from Jin Yong after the soap opera had broadcast: the novel of 「The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber 」 with Jin Yong’s autograph. She is an ethnic Manchu.