The youngest member of one of Hong Kong cinema's most prominent families, Yee was born in Hong Kong in 1957, the son of producer Yee Kwong and famed character actress Hung Wie. He is also the brother of stars David Chiang and Paul Chin Pei. He joined his brothers at Shaw Brothers in 1975, and achieved stardom with his role in "Death Duel". He eventually made about 40 films at Shaw Brothers, before setting out as an independent actor/director in the 1980's. Yee attained considerable critical acclaim with a string of individualistic features that shunned prevailing trends and yet managed to do well at the Box Office--including his directorial debut "The Lunatics" as well as the film that many consider his masterpiece, "C'est La Vie, Mon Cheri", for which he was named Best Director and Scriptwriter at the Hong Kong Film Awards. (From the Celestial DVD edition of "Shaolin Intruders")
1967, Er Dongsheng escaped with his father and his family to Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek elite area and returned to Hong Kong after two years of primary school.