Lucy Liu

Biography

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Lucy Alexis Liu (born Lucy Liu; December 2, 1968, height 5' 3" (1,60 m)) is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional film producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Her film work includes starring as one of the heroines in Charlie's Angels, playing one of the enemies of The Bride in Kill Bill, and appearances in Payback, Chicago, and animated hit Kung Fu Panda. In 2012, Liu joined the cast of TNT series Southland in the recurring role of Jessica Tang, for which she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Guest Actress. In 2008 she starred in her own television show, ABC comedy-drama, Cashmere Mafia, which ended after one abbreviated season. The show was one of only a few American television shows to have an Asian American series lead. She is currently co-starring in Sherlock Holmes–inspired crime drama Elementary, playing Joan Watson.

Lucy Liu was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. In high school, she adopted her middle name “Alexis.” She is the youngest of three children born to Cecilia, who worked as a biochemist, and Tom Liu, a trained civil engineer who sold digital clock pens to make a living. Her parents worked many jobs when Lucy and her siblings were growing up.[5] Liu’s parents were immigrants from Beijing and Shanghai, and they met in New York. She has an older brother, John, and an older sister, Jenny.

Liu has stated that she grew up in a “diverse” neighborhood. She learned to speak Mandarin at home and began studying English when she was 5.She studied kali-eskrima-silat as a hobby when she was young. Liu attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145), and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1986.When she was at Stuyvesant High, she went on an exchange program at Victoria Junior College, one of the top senior high schools in Singapore. She later enrolled at New York University and transferred to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Liu earned a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages and cultures. Liu worked as a waitress at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase club circa 1988–89.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lucy Alexis Liu (born Lucy Liu; December 2, 1968, height 5' 3" (1,60 m)) is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional film producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Her film work includes starring as one of the heroines in Charlie's Angels, playing one of the enemies of The Bride in Kill Bill, and appearances in Payback, Chicago, and animated hit Kung Fu Panda. In 2012, Liu joined the cast of TNT series Southland in the recurring role of Jessica Tang, for which she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Guest Actress. In 2008 she starred in her own television show, ABC comedy-drama, Cashmere Mafia, which ended after one abbreviated season. The show was one of only a few American television shows to have an Asian American series lead. She is currently co-starring in Sherlock Holmes–inspired crime drama Elementary, playing Joan Watson.

Lucy Liu was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. In high school, she adopted her middle name “Alexis.” She is the youngest of three children born to Cecilia, who worked as a biochemist, and Tom Liu, a trained civil engineer who sold digital clock pens to make a living. Her parents worked many jobs when Lucy and her siblings were growing up.[5] Liu’s parents were immigrants from Beijing and Shanghai, and they met in New York. She has an older brother, John, and an older sister, Jenny.

Liu has stated that she grew up in a “diverse” neighborhood. She learned to speak Mandarin at home and began studying English when she was 5.She studied kali-eskrima-silat as a hobby when she was young. Liu attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145), and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1986.When she was at Stuyvesant High, she went on an exchange program at Victoria Junior College, one of the top senior high schools in Singapore. She later enrolled at New York University and transferred to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Liu earned a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages and cultures. Liu worked as a waitress at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase club circa 1988–89.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1968-12-02

Place of Birth Queens - New York City - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Lucy Alexis Liu

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 as Viper (voice)
2016 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll as Viper (voice)
2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast as Silvermist (voice)
2014 Kung Fu Panda - The Midnight Stranger as Viper (voice)
2014 The Pirate Fairy as Silvermist (voice)
2013 Pixie Hollow Bake Off as Silvermist (voice)
2013 Nomads as Susan
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists as Madame Blossom
2012 Elementary(97 episodes) as Dr. Joan Watson
2012 Secret of the Wings as Silvermist (voice)
2011 Pixie Hollow Games as Silvermist (voice)
2011 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Good Croc, Bad Croc) as Viper (voice)
2011 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You as Life Coach
2011 The Trouble With Bliss as Andrea
2011 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness(84 episodes) as Maître Vipère (voice)
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 as Viper (voice)
2011 Detachment as Dr. Parker
2010 Marry Me as Rae Ann Carter
2010 Marry Me(2 episodes) as Rae Ann Carter
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue as Silvermist (voice)
2009 Redlight as Narrator
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure as Silvermist (voice)
2009 Southland(10 episodes) as Officer Jessica Tang
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection as Sio
2008 Tinker Bell as Silvermist (voice)
2008 Ben & Izzy(0 episodes) as Yasmine
2008 Kung Fu Panda as Master Viper (voice)
2008 The Year of Getting to Know Us as Anne
2008 Cashmere Mafia(7 episodes) as Mia Mason
2007 Dirty Sexy Money(13 episodes) as Nola Lyons
2007 Watching the Detectives as Violet
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter as Sadie Blake
2007 Code Name: The Cleaner as Gina
2006 Payback: Straight Up as Pearl
2006 Ugly Betty(2 episodes) as Grace Chin
2006 Lucky Number Slevin as Lindsey
2005 Domino as Taryn Miles
2005 3 Needles as Jin Ping
2004 Mulan II as Mei
2004 Maya & Miguel(70 episodes) as Maggie Lee
2004 Joey(3 episodes) as Lauren Beck
2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 as O-Ren Ishii
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 as O-Ren Ishii
2003 The Making of 'Kill Bill'
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle as Alex Munday
2002 Chicago as Kitty Baxter
2002 Cypher as Rita Foster
2002 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever as Agent Sever
2002 Players(1 episode)
2001 Hotel as Kawika
2000 Charlie's Angels as Alex Munday
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(3 episodes)
2000 Shanghai Noon as Princess Pei Pei
1999 Play It to the Bone as Lia
1999 The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human as Lydia
1999 Futurama(4 episodes)
1999 Payback as Pearl
1998 Flypaper as Dot
1997 Dellaventura(1 episode) as Yuling Chong
1997 Ally McBeal(6 episodes)
1997 Ally McBeal(68 episodes) as Ling Woo
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 City of Industry as Cathi Rose (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
1996 Pearl(22 episodes) as Amy Lee
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest(2 episodes)
1996 Nash Bridges(1 episode)
1996 High Incident(32 episodes) as Officer Whin
1995 Bang as Hooker
1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys(1 episode)
1994 ER(3 episodes)
1994 Hotel Malibu(6 episodes) as Co-Worker
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1992 Rhythm of Destiny as Donna
1991 Home Improvement(1 episode)
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210(1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Coach(2 episodes)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1986 L.A. Law(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(3 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 Future World as The Queen
1900 Game Over(0 episodes) as Raquel Smashenburn

Directing

2013 Graceland(1 episode) … Director
2012 Elementary(1 episode) … Director

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