Yo-Yo Ma

Soundtrack | Music Department | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) | Mission: Impossible (1996) | Ex Machina (2014)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations More »
AKA 
Yo Yo Ma
BORN 
Oct 7, 1955 (age 62)
HEIGHT 
5' 10" (1.78m)

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Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (35 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Captain FantasticCaptain Fantastic Performer ("Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010, Prélude")  Less 2016 $5.9MM / $3MM
  • Primary photo for The Music of StrangersThe Music of Strangers Himself, Musician (cello)  Less 2015 $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for The ProphetThe Prophet Musician (cello solos)  Less 2014 $12MM $335K / —
  • Primary photo for Ex MachinaEx Machina Performer ("Unaccompanied Cello Suite #1 in G Major BWV 1007 - Préludé")  Less 2014 $15MM $25MM / $39MM
  • Primary photo for Bill W.Bill W. Performer ("Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007- Courante", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007- Prelude, "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007- Sarabande", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008- Prelude", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009- Bourree I/II", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010- Bourree I/II", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010- Courante", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010- Sarabande", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011- Allemande", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011- Prelude", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012- Gavotte I/II")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for First PositionFirst Position Performer ("Allegro Prestissimo from Sonata for Two Cellos")  Less 2011 $1.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Jews and Baseball: An American Love StoryJews and Baseball: An American Love Story Musician (cello)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Master's FuryMaster's Fury (Short) Performer ("Night Fight")  Less 2009 AUD 200
  • Primary photo for EmptyEmpty (Short) Performer ("Libertango") (uncredited)  Less 2006 €25K
  • Primary photo for Memoirs of a GeishaMemoirs of a Geisha Musician (cello solos)  Less 2005 $85MM $57MM / $162MM
  • Primary photo for Suburban SymphonySuburban Symphony (Video) Musician (cello)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World Performer ("Prelude (From the Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007)")  Less 2003 $150MM $94MM / $212MM
  • Primary photo for The CompanyThe Company Performer ("Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, No. 1, BWV 1007 in G Major, V. Menuett")  Less 2003 $15MM $2.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Beethoven: Triple Concerto/Choral FantasyBeethoven: Triple Concerto/Choral Fantasy (Video) Himself (cellist), Performer ("Triple Concerto")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for NaqoyqatsiNaqoyqatsi Musician (cello solos)  Less 2002 $3MM $133K / $156K
  • Primary photo for Hush!Hush! Musician (cello, "Hush Little Baby"), Performer ("Hush Little Baby")  Less 2001 $21K / —
  • Primary photo for Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Musician (cello solos), Performer ("A Love Before Time", "Moonlight Lover" (Mandarin Version))  Less 2000 $17MM $128MM / $214MM
  • Primary photo for You Can Count on MeYou Can Count on Me Performer ("Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007/Prélude (Instrumental)") (uncredited)  Less 2000 $1.2MM $9.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Sea That ThinksThe Sea That Thinks Soundtrack ("The Protecting Veil")  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Talented Mr. RipleyThe Talented Mr. Ripley Performer ("PIANO QUARTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR; Opus 16, Second Movement")  Less 1999 $40MM $81MM / $129MM
  • Primary photo for The Horse WhispererThe Horse Whisperer Performer ("Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 5. No. 1")  Less 1998 $60MM $75MM / $187MM
  • Primary photo for Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright Performer ("Sonata No. 4 in C Major for Cello and Piano Op. 102, No. 1")  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Tango LessonThe Tango Lesson Soundtrack ("I Am You"), Performer ("Libertango (Reprise)")  Less 1997 $1.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Bach Cello Suite #5: Struggle for HopeBach Cello Suite #5: Struggle for Hope Himself, Performer ("Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Bach Cello Suite #6: Six GesturesBach Cello Suite #6: Six Gestures Himself, Performer ("Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Bach Cello Suite #3: Falling Down StairsBach Cello Suite #3: Falling Down Stairs Himself, Performer ("Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Bach Cello Suite #4: SarabandeBach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande Himself, Performer ("Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Bach Cello Suite #1: The Music GardenBach Cello Suite #1: The Music Garden Himself, Performer ("Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Bach Cello Suite #2: The Sound of CarceriBach Cello Suite #2: The Sound of Carceri Himself, Performer ("Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Seven Years in TibetSeven Years in Tibet Musician (cello solos)  Less 1997 $70MM $38MM / $131MM
  • Primary photo for Mission: ImpossibleMission: Impossible Performer ("Divertimento in E-Flat Major for String Trio (K.563)")  Less 1996 $80MM $181MM / $458MM
  • Primary photo for Before SunriseBefore Sunrise Performer ("'Andante' from 'Sonata No. 1 In G Major, BWV 1027'")  Less 1995 $2.5MM $5.5MM / $17MM
  • Primary photo for Immortal BelovedImmortal Beloved Performer ("Piano Trio No. 4 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 'Ghost'")  Less 1994 $9.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Another WomanAnother Woman Performer ("Unaccompanied Cello Suite in D Major")  Less 1988 $10MM $1.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Black Lights White ShadowsBlack Lights White Shadows Composer  Less 1986 $800K
Past Television (19 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Mozart in the JungleMozart in the Jungle (TV Series) Performer ("A Lenda do Caboclo") (1 episode, 2016), Performer ("Cello Concerto Silent Woods") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 2
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Performer ("Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: Prelude") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • The Room Where It Happens (Nov 10, 2016) Performer ("Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: Prelude") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Yo-Yo Ma (1 episode, 2015), Performer ("Simpsons End Credit Theme") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Puffless (Oct 11, 2015) Yo-Yo Ma (voice), Performer ("Simpsons End Credit Theme")  Less
  • Primary photo for Live from Lincoln CenterLive from Lincoln Center (TV Series) Musician (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for American Horror StoryAmerican Horror Story (TV Series) Performer ("Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor: Allemande") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Piggy Piggy (Nov 9, 2011) Performer ("Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor: Allemande") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2011), Performer ("Here and Heaven") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Performer ("Old Country Fairy Tale", "Butterfly's Day Out", "Appalachia Waltz") (1 episode, 2003), Performer ("Air and Simple Gifts") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2003–2011 2
    • Welcome to Shelbyville (May 24, 2011) Performer ("Air and Simple Gifts")  Less
    • Razing Appalachia (May 20, 2003) Performer ("Old Country Fairy Tale", "Butterfly's Day Out", "Appalachia Waltz")  Less
  • Primary photo for You Don't Know JackYou Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) Performer ("Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D-Minor, BWV 1008: Courante", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G-Major, BWV 1007: Prélude")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The National Parks: America's Best IdeaThe National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-series) Performer ("Etienne et Petunia") (1 episode, 2009), Musician (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("Silk Road Music") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 3
  • Primary photo for President Obama: The InaugurationPresident Obama: The Inauguration (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("Air and Simple Gifts")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Knowledge Is the BeginningKnowledge Is the Beginning (TV Movie) Special Thanks  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Musician (cello) (1 episode, 2004), Himself (solo cellist) (1 episode, 2004), Performer ("Don Quixote") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2004 (Oct 27, 2004) Himself (solo cellist), Musician (cello), Performer ("Don Quixote")  Less
  • Primary photo for NovaNova (TV Series) Musician (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for AliasAlias (TV Series) Performer ("Slumber My Darling") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • The Counteragent (Nov 17, 2002) Performer ("Slumber My Darling") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Sex and the CitySex and the City (TV Series) Performer ("Second Time Around") (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
    • Just Say Yes (Aug 12, 2001) Performer ("Second Time Around")  Less
  • Primary photo for KindergartenKindergarten (TV Mini-series) Performer ("HUSH")  Less 2001– 
  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Yo-Yo Ma (1 episode, 2000), Performer ("Suite No. 1 for Cello") (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
    • Noël (Dec 20, 2000) Yo-Yo Ma, Performer ("Suite No. 1 for Cello")  Less
  • Primary photo for FrasierFrasier (TV Series) Tom (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
    • Dr. Nora (Apr 29, 1999) Tom (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Liberty! The American RevolutionLiberty! The American Revolution (TV Mini-series) Performer ("When Bidden to the Wake or Fair", "Song of the Liberty Bell (for Violin and Strings)")  Less 1997– 
Self (70 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Jeopardy!Jeopardy! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Himself - Cellist (segment "Ben Zander") (2 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Grâce à la musiqueGrâce à la musique (TV Series) Himself / Violoncelliste (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982
    • Le violoncelle (Jan 1, 1982) Himself / Violoncelliste (archive footage)  Less

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