Additionally, she was the MC for a special mid-autumn evening broadcast on CCTV.She left TVB in June 2005 and moved on to Rich & Famous one month after to get more exposure in the movie industry.Ye also starred in a few series with ATV, China Productions, and I-Cable.

Apart from her acting career, she is currently owner and chairman of a production company (Michelle Ye Studios-Zhejiang Bohai Television Ltd), owner of a sushi restaurant and Vice President of the Hengdian Film Association. She was named after her mother’s favorite actress Zhou Xuan.

Ye’s mother was a housewife and her father a lawyer.

Her father was constantly on business travel, thus leaving Ye to be cared for by her mother solely.

When Ye was 7 years old, her father moved overseas and only returned home for a total amount of weeks within a year. Her mother no longer wanted to care for her and instead wanted Ye’s father to know what it was like to take care of their child. Her grandparents were retired professors who lived in a professor’s hostel in the university.

Ye then signed a contract with TVB from 1999 to 2005. She attended John Dewey High School where she won first place at the International Science and Engineering Fair in the Botany sector (1998).

After she left TVB, She signed with Rich & Famous Talent Management Group Limited to pursue a movie career. She was a scholarship student at Wellesley College, but left before graduating to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

In July 1999, Ye accepted a contract offered by TVB after winning the Miss Chinese International Pageant.

She had a number of leading roles in dramas such as, Eternal Happiness, Triumph in the Skies, and Lost in the Chamber of Love. In 2004, she was TVB's on-site reporter at the Olympic Games in Athens.

She was loved and spoiled by her grandparents, but her grandfather was extremely strict with her academics.