Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1968-12-02 (53 years old)

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Biography

Lucy Alexis Liu (born Lucy Liu; December 2, 1968) is an American actress, producer, director, and artist. Her accolades include winning a Critics' Choice Television Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Seoul International Drama Award, in addition to nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award. Liu has starred as Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), Alex Munday in two Charlie's Angels films (2000 and 2003) and Joan Watson in the crime-drama series Elementary (2012–2019). Her film work includes starring in Payback (1999), Shanghai Noon (2000), Chicago (2002), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Watching the Detectives (2007), The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), and Set It Up (2018). Liu provided voice acting for Master Viper in the Kung Fu Panda franchise (2008–2016) and Silvermist in the Tinker Bell series (2008–2014). Her other voice credits include Maya & Miguel (2004–2007), Mulan II (2004), as well as the English and Mandarin-dubbed versions of Magic Wonderland (2014) and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013).

Personal Life

In 1991, Liu underwent surgery after a breast cancer scare. "The doctor sort of felt and said it was cancer and it needs to come out. I went into shell-shock. It was pretty traumatizing." The lump was removed just two days after the doctor's examination and was found to be benign.Liu has studied various religions, such as Buddhism, Taoism and Jewish mysticism. She has stated, "I'm into all things spiritual—anything to do with meditation or chants or any of that stuff. I studied Chinese philosophy in school. There's something in the metaphysical that I find very fascinating." She has been a member of the Chinese-American organization Committee of 100 since 2004.Liu is a single parent. She has a son, Rockwell, who was born in 2015 via gestational surrogate. Commenting on choosing the method, she states that it was the right option for her as she was busy working at the time. Since the beginning of motherhood, Liu has been heavily involved in celebrating multidimensional familial structures. One major campaign she was involved in was Tylenol's #HowWeFamily Mother's Day Campaign.

Early Life

Liu was born on December 2, 1968, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. In high school, she adopted a 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. Liu's parents originally came from Beijing and Shanghai and immigrated to Taiwan as adults before meeting in New York. She has an older brother, John, and an older sister, Jenny. Her parents worked many jobs while Lucy and her siblings were growing up.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 the martial art 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. 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 fraternity. Liu earned a bachelor's degree in Asian languages and cultures.

Filmography

All 123

Movies 74

TV Shows 49

Voice 15

Self 15

Director 5

Producer 3

Narrator 2

Viper
Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)

Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)

Movie
Kalypso
Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)

Movie
7.33
Callisto Mal (voice)
Strange World (2022)

Strange World (2022)

Movie
Executive Producer
If You Have (2022)

If You Have (2022)

Movie
Snook Austin
Death to 2021 (2021)

Death to 2021 (2021)

Movie
4
Sesame Street: 50 Years Of Sunny Days (2021)

Sesame Street: 50 Years Of Sunny Days (2021)

Movie
Narrator
A World of Calm (2020)

A World of Calm (2020)

TV Show
Self
The Drew Barrymore Show (2020)

The Drew Barrymore Show (2020)

TV Show
Sienna
Stage Mother (2020)

Stage Mother (2020)

Movie
Self
QT8: The First Eight (2019)

QT8: The First Eight (2019)

Movie
Simone Grove
Why Women Kill (2019)

Why Women Kill (2019)

TV Show
6.61
Lucy Liu (voice)
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (2019)

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (2019)

TV Show
Director
New Amsterdam (2018)

New Amsterdam (2018)

TV Show
6.15
Kirsten
Set It Up (2018)

Set It Up (2018)

Movie
6.11
The Queen
Future World (2018)

Future World (2018)

Movie
9
Conformity (voice)
Michael Jackson's Halloween (2017)

Michael Jackson's Halloween (2017)

Movie
Director
Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

TV Show
6.75
Viper (voice)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Movie
6.31
Viper (voice)
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)

Movie
5.49
Self
East of Main Street: Taking the Lead (2015)

East of Main Street: Taking the Lead (2015)

Movie
Silvermist
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)

Movie
5.6
Director
Meena (2014)

Meena (2014)

Movie
Viper (voice)
Kung Fu Panda - The Midnight Stranger Vol.4 (2014)

Kung Fu Panda - The Midnight Stranger Vol.4 (2014)

Movie
10
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV Show
3.5
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV Show
6.26
Silvermist
Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy (2014)

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy (2014)

Movie
5.56
Silvermist
Pixie Hollow Bake Off (2013)

Pixie Hollow Bake Off (2013)

Movie
5.33
Director
Graceland (2013)

Graceland (2013)

TV Show
6.16
Madam Blossom
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

Movie
6
Dr. Joan Watson / Joan Watson
Elementary (2012)

Elementary (2012)

TV Show
6.07
Silvermist (voice)
Secret of the Wings (2012)

Secret of the Wings (2012)

Movie
5.88
Detective Mosedale
Girls (2012)

Girls (2012)

TV Show
6
Rowena
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)

Movie
Silvermist (voice)
Pixie Hollow Games (2011)

Pixie Hollow Games (2011)

Movie
5.4
Viper (voice)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Good Croc, Bad Croc) (2011)

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Good Croc, Bad Croc) (2011)

Movie
5.32
Andrea
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

Movie
Viper
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)

TV Show
6
Viper (voice)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Movie
6.37
Dr. Doris Parker
Detachment (2011)

Detachment (2011)

Movie
8
O-Ren Ishii (Cottonmouth)
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (2011)

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (2011)

Movie
Rae Ann Carter
Marry Me (2010)

Marry Me (2010)

TV Show
Viper (voice)
Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

Movie
5.5
Susan
Nomads (2010)

Nomads (2010)

Movie
Silvermist (voice)
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)

Movie
5.98
Sio
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)

Movie
Narrator
Redlight (2009)

Redlight (2009)

Movie
Silvermist
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)

Movie
5.84
(voice)
Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (2008)

Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (2008)

Movie
Silvermist
Tinker Bell (2008)

Tinker Bell (2008)

Movie
5.88
Master Viper (voice)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Movie
6.42
Anne
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)

The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)

Movie
Mia Mason
Cashmere Mafia (2008)

Cashmere Mafia (2008)

TV Show
Nola Lyons
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)

Dirty Sexy Money (2007)

TV Show
6
Violet
Watching the Detectives (2007)

Watching the Detectives (2007)

Movie
Sadie
Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Movie
Gina
Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

Movie
Grace Chin
Ugly Betty (2006)

Ugly Betty (2006)

TV Show
5.81
Executive Producer
Freedom's Fury (2006)

Freedom's Fury (2006)

Movie
Lindsey
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Movie
5.87
Self
The Reichen Show (2005)

The Reichen Show (2005)

TV Show
Taryn Miles
Domino (2005)

Domino (2005)

Movie
6
Jin Ping, the Blood Smuggler
3 Needles (2005)

3 Needles (2005)

Movie
Mei
Mulan II (2004)

Mulan II (2004)

Movie
6.31
Maggie Lee
Maya & Miguel (2004)

Maya & Miguel (2004)

TV Show
Lauren Beck
Joey (2004)

Joey (2004)

TV Show
6
O-Ren Ishii
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Movie
6.62
Raquel Smashenburn
Game Over (2004)

Game Over (2004)

TV Show
O-Ren Ishii
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Movie
7.17
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Alex Munday
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Movie
6.72
Kitty Baxter
Chicago (2002)

Chicago (2002)

Movie
5.17
Rita Foster
Cypher (2002)

Cypher (2002)

Movie
6
Sever
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Movie
Players (2002)

Players (2002)

TV Show
Self
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)

America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)

Movie
Kawika
Hotel (2001)

Hotel (2001)

Movie
Alex
Charlie's Angels (2000)

Charlie's Angels (2000)

Movie
7.22
Lucy Liu
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

TV Show
6.07
Adult Jade (voice)
Jackie Chan Adventures (2000)

Jackie Chan Adventures (2000)

TV Show
6.33
Princess Pei Pei
Shanghai Noon (2000)

Shanghai Noon (2000)

Movie
5.29
Lia
Play It to the Bone (1999)

Play It to the Bone (1999)

Movie
Brenda
Molly (1999)

Molly (1999)

Movie
6
Kashi
Love Kills (1999)

Love Kills (1999)

Movie
Director
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.17
Lydia
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)

Movie
Lucy Liu's Head (voice)
Futurama (1999)

Futurama (1999)

TV Show
6.16
Toy Store Girl
True Crime (1999)

True Crime (1999)

Movie
Pearl
Payback (1999)

Payback (1999)

Movie
5.94
Lucy Liu
Sex and the City (1998)

Sex and the City (1998)

TV Show
6.16
Dot
Flypaper (1998)

Flypaper (1998)

Movie
Woman at Newstand
Guy (1997)

Guy (1997)

Movie
Yuling Chong
Dellaventura (1997)

Dellaventura (1997)

TV Show
Ling Woo
Ally McBeal (1997)

Ally McBeal (1997)

TV Show
6
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Tiffany
Riot (1997)

Riot (1997)

Movie
Cathi Rose
City of Industry (1997)

City of Industry (1997)

Movie
Cee-cee
Gridlock'd (1997)

Gridlock'd (1997)

Movie
4
Former girlfriend
Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Movie
5.67
Amy Li
Pearl (1996)

Pearl (1996)

TV Show
Melana (voice)
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996)

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996)

TV Show
1
Nash Bridges (1996)

Nash Bridges (1996)

TV Show
3.5
Officer Whin
High Incident (1996)

High Incident (1996)

TV Show
Hooker
Bang (1995)

Bang (1995)

Movie
Oi-Lan
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)

TV Show
5
Mei-Sun Leow
ER (1994)

ER (1994)

TV Show
5.7
Co-Worker
Hotel Malibu (1994)

Hotel Malibu (1994)

TV Show
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV Show
6
Kim Hsin
The X-Files (1993)

The X-Files (1993)

TV Show
6.09
Ari
Protozoa (1993)

Protozoa (1993)

Movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV Show
5.75
Donna
Rhythm of Destiny (1992)

Rhythm of Destiny (1992)

Movie
Woman #3
Home Improvement (1991)

Home Improvement (1991)

TV Show
7
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)

Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)

TV Show
5.4
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV Show
6.23
Coach (1989)

Coach (1989)

TV Show
4.75
Self
This Morning (1988)

This Morning (1988)

TV Show
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV Show
Mei Lin
L.A. Law (1986)

L.A. Law (1986)

TV Show
6
Self - Host / Catherine Zeta-Jones / Binaca
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV Show
Rosemead

Rosemead

Movie
Executive Producer
UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality

UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality

Movie
Leah
The Last Weekend in May

The Last Weekend in May

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.27
Based on 6.97 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1953
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2005
1999
2022
Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1968-12-02 (53 years old)

Place of birth
Jackson Heights, United States of America

Height
160-centimetre, 160-centimeter

Children
Rockwell Lloyd

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Lucy Alexis Liu, 劉玉玲, 루시 리우, Люсі Лью, Λούσι Λιού, Λούσι Αλέξις Λιού, 刘玉玲

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Hungarian Order of Merit

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6 Movies
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6 Movies
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1 Movie
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6 TV Shows
Dustin Hoffman
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5 Movies
1 TV Shows
Angelina Jolie
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5 Movies
1 TV Shows
David Cross
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5 Movies
1 TV Shows
James Woods
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3 Movies
3 TV Shows
Jackie Chan
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5 Movies
1 TV Shows
Bruce Willis
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Bruce Willis worked together with Lucy Liu in:
3 Movies
3 TV Shows
Miguel Sandoval
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Miguel Sandoval worked together with Lucy Liu in:
1 Movie
5 TV Show
Grey DeLisle
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5 Movies
1 TV Shows
Samuel L. Jackson
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4 Movies
2 TV Shows
Jared Heisterkamp
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5 Movies
Jim Passon
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5 Movies
Melissa Cobb
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5 Movies
Ethan Reiff
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5 Movies
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5 Movies
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5 Movies
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Angela Bartys worked together with Lucy Liu in:
5 Movies
Mick Wingert
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Mick Wingert worked together with Lucy Liu in:
4 Movies
1 TV Shows
Stephen Kearin
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Stephen Kearin worked together with Lucy Liu in:
4 Movies
1 TV Shows
Salma Hayek
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Salma Hayek worked together with Lucy Liu in:
2 Movies
3 TV Shows
Christian Slater
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Christian Slater worked together with Lucy Liu in:
5 TV Shows
Phil LaMarr
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Phil LaMarr worked together with Lucy Liu in:
1 Movie
4 TV Show
Lucy Lawless
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Lucy Lawless worked together with Lucy Liu in:
5 TV Shows
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