Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu was born in Fire Ram - Ting Wei Year of the 60-year Cycle of the Chinese Zodiac

Born as Lucy Alexis Liu on December 2, 1968 in Queens New York, Liu has always balanced her interests in her culture plus a desire to move beyond her Asian American experiences. She is finally being cast as a leading lady rather than one who plays ethnic parts. Liu graduated with a degree in Chinese Language and Culture from the University of Michigan and also took training in voice, fine arts, acting and dance. She auditioned for a part in Alice in Wonderland at the university as was granted the lead. Liu moved to Los Angeles and worked at food service jobs while auditioning. Liu was a guest on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990 and also did walk on parts in NYPD Blue, ER and The X-Files. Liu was given a part on Pearl in 1996. In 1996 Liu appeared in Jerry Maquire but her big break was on Ally McBeal in 1997. In 1999 she was a dominatrix in Payback and a hitchhiker in Play it to the Bone in 1999. She was a kidnapped Princess in Shanghai Noon in 2000 and was cast as a crime fighter in Charlie?Äôs Angels (2000) and Charlie?Äôs Angels: Full Throttle (2003). She played in Kill Bill in 2003. Liu skis, rock climbs and rides horses. She is learning the martial art of Kali-Eskrima-Silat. She won a grant to study art in China and keeps her life free form emotional entanglements. Liu won an Award of Merit for voice-over in The No Name Painting Association at the Best Shorts Competition in 2013. You can see Liu in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) with Russell Crow and Cung Le.
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