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Lucy Liu

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lucy Liu , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 2, 1968 In Queens - New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
84
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Series The Lyricist Lounge Show 2017
Known For
Poster of The Lyricist Lounge Show
Poster of Cypher
Poster of The Others
Poster of The Little Rascals
Filmography
Series The Lyricist Lounge Show Agent Sever 2017
Series Game Over Unknown 2017
Movie Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll Viper (voice) 2016-01-05
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Viper (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy Silvermist (voice) 2014-02-13
Movie Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Silvermist (voice) 2014-12-12
Movie Kung Fu Panda - The Midnight Stranger Vol.4 Viper (voice) 2014-06-01
Movie Nomads Susan 2013-05-31
Series The Mindy Project Brenda 2012-09-25
Movie Secret of the Wings Silvermist (voice) 2012-08-17
Series Elementary Dr. Joan Watson 2012-09-27
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 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Rowena Adler 2011-11-02
Movie Pixie Hollow Games Silvermist (voice) 2011-12-24
Movie Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Good Croc, Bad Croc) Viper (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie The Trouble with Bliss Andrea 2011-10-01
Movie Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Silvermist (voice) 2010-08-13
Movie Marry Me Rae Ann Carter 2010-12-12
Movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection Sio 2009-01-25
Series Southland Unknown 2009-04-09
Movie Redlight Narrator 2009-10-04
Movie Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Silvermist (voice) 2009-09-03
Series Cashmere Mafia Mia Mason 2008-01-06
Movie The Year of Getting to Know Us Anne 2008-01-24
Movie Tinker Bell Silvermist (voice) 2008-10-27
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Viper (voice) 2008-06-04
Series Ben & Izzy Unknown 2008-09-01
Movie Code Name: The Cleaner Gina 2007-01-05
Series Dirty Sexy Money Nola Lyons 2007-09-26
Movie Watching the Detectives Violet 2007-05-01
Series Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Movie 3 Needles Jin Ping 2005-09-09
Series Weeds Unknown 2005-08-07
Movie Domino Taryn Miles 2005-09-22
Movie Kill Bill: Vol. 2 O-Ren Ishii 2004-04-16
Series Joey Unknown 2004-09-09
Series Maya & Miguel Maggie Lee 2004-10-11
Movie Mulan II Mei 2004-11-03
Movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Alex Munday 2003-06-27
Movie Kill Bill: Vol. 1 O-Ren Ishii 2003-10-10
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie American Psycho 2: All American Girl Amy Lee 2002-04-22
Series Players Unknown 2002-05-01
Movie Chicago Kitty Baxter 2002-12-26
Movie Cypher Rita Foster 2002-10-01
Movie Hotel Kawika 2001-01-01
Movie Shanghai Noon Princess Pei Pei 2000-05-26
Series The Others Pearl 2000-02-05
Series Jackie Chan Adventures Unknown 2000-09-09
Movie Warren Miller's Ride Yuling Chong 2000-12-17
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Movie True Crime Toy Store Girl 1999-03-19
Movie Play It to the Bone Lia 1999-12-25
Movie The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human Lydia 1999-09-03
Movie Flypaper Dot 1998-02-01
Movie City of Industry Cathi Rose 1997-03-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Michael Hayes Alice Woo 1997-09-15
Series Ally McBeal Ling Woo 1997-09-08
Series Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Unknown 1996-08-26
Series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Unknown 1995-01-29
Movie Bang Hooker 1995-09-09
Series Hotel Malibu Co-Worker 1994-08-04
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Point of No Return Officer Whin 1993-03-19
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Home Improvement Unknown 1991-09-17
Series Mr. Bean Alex Munday 1990-01-01
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Coach Unknown 1989-02-28
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Best Chest in the West 1984-01-01
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series The Little Rascals Sadie Blake 1982-09-25
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18