Lucy Liu – American Actress
Lucy Liu is an American actress who is famous for a large number of television and movie roles. Born on December 2 1968 in Queens New York to her parents who were from Shanghai and Beijing, Lucy Liu originally studied Asian languages and cultures at the University of Michigan and gained a Bachelor’s Degree in the subject.
After being spotted on the subway by an agent, Liu starred in a commercial before landing her very first role in ‘Miss Saigon’ on stage in New York in 1992, which wasn’t bad considering she was told there weren’t many Asian roles available in the entertainment industry.
After starring in ‘Miss Saigon’ Liu went on to perform in a variety of television shows and movies before she became a household name. programs such as The X-Files, Hercules brought Liu briefly to our screens, but it was her role in the comedy TV program ‘Ally McBeal’ that gained her more success. Originally auditioning for the part of ‘Nelle Porter’, Lucy Liu was given a part that was created specifically for her, this character went by the name of ‘Ling Woo’ and her role became a permanent one as a result of increasing audience ratings.
Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill & Broadway
In November 2000, the movie ‘Charlie’s Angels’ opened in the United States, and it was a roaring success. Lucy Liu played the character ‘Alex Munday’ and became a worldwide phenomenon, along with stars of the movie Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore. The sequel in June 2003 was also a success and made Liu one of the hottest Hollywood stars around.
After a number of different television and movie roles, some more successful than others, Liu hit the jackpot once more when she starred as ‘O-Ren Ishii’ in the 2003 movie, ‘Kill Bill’. This role landed her an MTV award for the Best Movie Villain, making her even more of an idol to millions of movie lovers all over the world.
After ‘Kill Bill’, Lucy Liu appeared in the TV show ‘Joey’ and in ‘Chicago’. Liu also went on to appear opposite Keira Knightly in the movie ‘Domino’, as well as appearing in other movies such as ‘Lucky Number Slevin’, ‘Needles’, ‘Charlie Chan’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Disney Fairies’.
In 2010, Lucy Liu made a debut on a Broadway stage as ‘Annette’ in ‘God of Carnage’. In 2012, she continued to appear on our screens in ‘Elementary’, ‘Southland’ before being asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013. To this day Lucy Liu remains one of the worlds’ best-loved actresses who delivers a stunning performance every time.
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