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Lucy Liu

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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Dec 2, 1968 In Queens - New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Oscar (The Academy Awards) 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 2016-01-23
Known For
Poster of El hombre de los puños de hierro
Poster of Campanilla: Los Juegos de la Hondonada de las Hadas
Poster of Redlight
Poster of Los ángeles de Charlie: Al límite
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Viper (voice) 2016-01-23
Series Game Over Raquel Smashenburn 2016
Movie Kung Fu Panda - The Midnight Stranger Viper (voice) 2014-06-01
Movie Campanilla, hadas y piratas Silvermist (voice) 2014-02-13
Movie Campanilla y la leyenda de la bestia Silvermist (voice) 2014-12-12
Movie Nómadas Susan 2013-05-31
Movie Pixie Hollow Bake Off Silvermist (voice) 2013-10-20
Movie El cuento de la princesa Kaguya Lady Sagami (voice) 2013-11-23
Movie Campanilla, El secreto de las hadas Silvermist (voice) 2012-08-17
Movie El hombre de los puños de hierro Madame Blossom 2012-11-02
Series Elementary Dr. Joan Watson 2012-09-27
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Viper (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie El profesor (Detachment) Dr. Parker 2011-04-24
Series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Maître Vipère (voice) 2011-09-19
Movie The Trouble With Bliss Andrea 2011-10-01
Movie Campanilla: Los Juegos de la Hondonada de las Hadas Silvermist (voice) 2011-11-19
Movie Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Life Coach 2011-11-02
Movie Campanilla y el gran rescate Silvermist (voice) 2010-08-13
Movie Cásate Conmigo Rae Ann Carter 2010-12-12
Movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection Sio 2009-01-25
Series Southland Officer Jessica Tang 2009-04-09
Movie Redlight Narrator 2009-10-04
Movie Campanilla y el tesoro perdido Silvermist (voice) 2009-09-03
Movie The Year of Getting to Know Us Anne 2008-01-24
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Viper (voice) 2008-06-04
Series Cashmere Mafia Mia Mason 2008-01-06
Series Ben & Izzy Yasmine 2008-09-01
Movie Campanilla Silvermist (voice) 2008-10-27
Movie Rise: Cazadora de sangre Sadie Blake 2007-04-28
Movie Código Negro Gina 2007-01-05
Movie Watching the Detectives Violet 2007-05-01
Series Dirty Sexy Money Nola Lyons 2007-09-26
Movie El caso Slevin Lindsey 2006-02-24
Series Ugly Betty Grace Chin 2006-09-28
Movie Payback: Straight Up Pearl 2006-10-21
Movie 3 Agujas Jin Ping 2005-09-09
Movie Domino Taryn Miles 2005-09-22
Movie Kill Bill. Volume 2 O-Ren Ishii 2004-04-16
Series Joey Lauren Beck 2004-09-09
Movie Mulán 2 Mei 2004-11-03
Movie Los ángeles de Charlie: Al límite Alex Munday 2003-06-27
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair O-Ren Ishii 2003-10-10
Movie Kill Bill. Volume 1 O-Ren Ishii 2003-10-10
Movie Enemigos: Ecks contra Sever Agent Sever 2002-09-20
Movie Chicago Kitty Baxter 2002-12-26
Movie Cypher Rita Foster 2002-10-06
Movie Hotel Kawika 2001-01-01
Movie Los ángeles de Charlie Alex Munday 2000-11-02
Movie Shanghai Kid, del este al oeste Princess Pei Pei 2000-05-26
Series Jackie Chan Adventures Unknown 2000-09-09
Movie Payback Pearl 1999-02-04
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Movie The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human Lydia 1999-09-03
Movie Jugando a tope Lia 1999-12-25
Movie Flypaper Dot 1998-02-01
Movie Ajuste de cuentas Cathi Rose (as Lucy Alexis Liu) 1997-03-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Ally McBeal Ling Woo 1997-09-08
Series High Incident Officer Whin 1996-03-04
Series Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Unknown 1996-08-26
Series Hércules: Sus viajes legendarios (Serie de TV) Unknown 1995-01-29
Movie Bang Hooker 1995-09-09
Series Urgencias Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Expediente X Unknown 1993-09-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie 伴我縱橫 1992-04-01
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Un chapuzas en casa Unknown 1991-09-17
Series Sensación de vivir Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Coach Unknown 1989-02-28
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1929-05-16