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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 The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Set It Up 2018-06-12
Known For
Poster of Redlight
Poster of Lucky # Slevin
Poster of Kill Bill - Volume 2
Poster of Die Simpsons
Movie Set It Up Kirsten Stevens 2018-06-12
Movie Future World The Queen 2018-05-25
Series The Lyricist Lounge Show Agent Sever 2017
Series Game Over Raquel Smashenburn 2016
Movie Kung Fu Panda: Die Geheimnisse der Schriftrolle Viper (voice) 2016-01-05
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Viper (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie Tinkerbell und die Piratenfee Silvermist (voice) 2014-02-13
Movie Kung Fu Panda - The Midnight Stranger Vol.4 Viper (voice) 2014-06-01
Movie Tinkerbell und die Legende vom Nimmerbiest Silvermist (voice) 2014-12-12
Movie Nomads Susan 2013-05-31
Movie Disney Fairies - Auf die Kuchen, fertig, los! Silvermist (voice) 2013-10-20
Movie Die Legende der Prinzessin Kaguya Lady Sagami (voice) 2013-11-23
Series Elementary Dr. Joan Watson 2012-09-27
Movie Das Geheimnis der Feenflügel Silvermist (voice) 2012-08-17
Movie The Man with the Iron Fists Madame Blossom 2012-11-02
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Viper (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie Detachment Dr. Parker 2011-04-24
Series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Viper (voice) 2011-09-19
Movie Du wirst schon noch sehen, wozu es gut ist Rowena Adler 2011-11-02
Movie The Trouble With Bliss Andrea 2011-10-01
Movie Disney Fairies - Die großen Feenspiele Silvermist (voice) 2011-12-24
Movie TinkerBell - Ein Sommer voller Abenteuer Silvermist (voice) 2010-08-13
Movie Marry Me Rae Ann Carter 2010-12-12
Movie Redlight Narrator 2009-10-04
Movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection Sio 2009-01-25
Series Southland Officer Jessica Tang 2009-04-09
Movie TinkerBell - Die Suche nach dem verlorenen Schatz Silvermist (voice) 2009-09-03
Series Cashmere Mafia Mia Mason 2008-01-06
Movie Das Jahr, in dem wir uns kennenlernten Anne 2008-01-24
Series Ben & Izzy Yasmine 2008-09-01
Movie Tinker Bell Silvermist (voice) 2008-10-27
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Viper (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie The Cleaner - Geheimagent auf Abwegen Gina 2007-01-05
Movie Rise: Blood Hunter Sadie Blake 2007-04-28
Series Dirty Sexy Money Nola Lyons 2007-09-26
Movie Liebe lieber ungewöhnlich Violet 2007-05-01
Series Alles Betty! Unknown 2006-09-28
Movie Lucky # Slevin Lindsey 2006-02-24
Movie Payback - Straight Up Pearl 2006-10-21
Movie 3 Needles Jin Ping 2005-09-09
Movie Domino Taryn Miles 2005-09-22
Series Joey Unknown 2004-09-09
Movie Die Passion Christi Unknown 2004-02-25
Movie Kill Bill - Volume 2 O-Ren Ishii 2004-04-16
Series Maya & Miguel Maggie Lee 2004-10-11
Movie Mulan II Mei 2004-11-10
Movie 3 Engel für Charlie - Volle Power Alex Munday 2003-06-27
Movie The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1' 2003-10-01
Movie American Psycho II - Der Horror geht weiter Amy Lee 2002-04-22
Series Presidio Med O-Ren Ishii 2002-09-24
Movie Cypher Rita Foster 2002-10-01
Movie Chicago Kitty Baxter 2002-12-26
Movie Hotel Kawika 2001-01-01
Series The Others Pearl 2000-02-05
Movie Ein wahres Verbrechen Toy Store Girl 1999-03-19
Movie Das sonderbare Liebesleben der Erdlinge Lydia 1999-09-03
Movie Knocked Out – Eine schlagkräftige Freundschaft Lia 1999-12-25
Movie Flypaper Dot 1998-02-01
Movie City of Industry Cathi Rose 1997-03-14
Series Michael Hayes - Für Recht und Gerechtigkeit Alice Woo 1997-09-15
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Guy 1997-12-17
Series Dellaventura Yuling Chong 1997-09-23
Series Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens Former girlfriend 1996-12-13
Series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Unknown 1996-08-26
Series Hercules Unknown 1995-01-29
Movie Bang Hooker 1995-09-09
Series Emergency Room - Die Notaufnahme Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Hotel Malibu Co-Worker 1994-08-04
Movie Spacecenter Babylon 5 - Die Zusammenkunft Unknown 1993-02-22
Movie Codename: Nina Officer Whin 1993-03-19
Series Akte X - Die unheimlichen Fälle des FBI Unknown 1993-09-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie 伴我縱橫 Donna 1992-04-01
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Hör mal, wer da hämmert Unknown 1991-09-17
Series Mr. Bean Alex Munday 1990-01-01
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Mit Herz und Scherz Unknown 1989-02-28
Series Die Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Stirb langsam Unknown 1988-07-15
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
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
Movie Der Pate - Teil II Unknown 1974-12-20
Series The Lawless Years Princess Pei Pei 1959-04-16
Movie Im Zeichen des Bösen Ling Woo 1958-04-23
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18