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Lucy Liu –

Liu in Shanghai Noon.

About Lucy Liu (1968 – )
Lucy Liu was born on December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York.

In 1975 Lucy Liu was the first Asian-American female to host Saturday Night Live.

Liu had a guest appearance as a waitress on Beverly Hills 90210 (1990). That performance led to more walk-on parts in shows like NYPD Blues (1993), ER (1994), and The X-files (1993).

In 1996 Lucy Liu first appeared on the big screen as an ex-girlfriend in Jerry Maguire.

Lucy Liu was born in Queens, New York. Her mother is from Beijing, her father is from Shanghai. Liu matriculated at NYU, but transferred to the University of Michigan after her first year, graduating with a degree in Chinese Language and Culture, while also taking classes in acting, dance and voice.

Liu had a recurring role on the television series Ally McBeal in 1997. Her portrayal of the snarling, bad-tempered attorney "Ling Woo" and was nominated for an Emmy for her work.

In the movie Payback she played with Mel Gibson in 1999 as a dominatrix.

Lucy Liu starred in the movie Charlie's Angels in 2000, with Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore as a crime fighting martial artist cop. She reprised her role and quadrupled her million dollar salary in 2003 with Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

Also in 2003, Lucy Liu starred in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1, with David Carradine and Uma Thurman. Liu played "O-Ren Ishii", member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who picks off the bride, groom and wedding guests on Uma Thurman's big day.

In 2008, Liu starred as "Mia Mason" in the television series Cashmere Mafia, the exploration of the lives of professional women with families. In 2008-2009 she played "Nola Lyons" in another TV series, Dirty, Sexy Money, with Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland and William Baldwin.

In 2012, Lucy Liu appeared in the television series Southland as "Officer Jessica Tang".

Lucy Liu produced Redlight in 2009, a documentary about child prostitution. Afterward she quipped, "Producing is like pushing Jell-O up a hill on a hot day."

Lucy Liu talked about casting and Asians: "It's really taking a while but I do think it's becoming more acceptable to cast Asians in roles that weren't originally slated for someone who is Asian, which is so great."

Liu prefers the single life. "Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend."

Lucy Liu's notable movie credits include...

Nomads (2012)
The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You (2011)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
The Trouble With Bliss (2011)
Detachment (2011)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
The Year Of Getting To Know Us (2008)
Watching The Detectives (2007)
Rise (2007)
Code Name : The Cleaner (2007)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Domino (2005)
3 Needles (2005)
Kill Bill - Vol I (2003)
Charlie's Angeles: Full Throttle (2003)
Chicago (2002)
Cypher (2002)
Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever (2002)
Hotel (2001)
Charlie's Angeles (2000)
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Play It To The Bone (1999)
The Mating Habits Of The Earthbound Human (1999)
Molly (1999)
True Crime (1999)
Payback (1999)
Flypaper (1999)
Love Kills (1999)
Ally McBeal (1998-2002 TV Series)
Jerry Maguire (1996)






Lucy Liu in Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003).


Lucy Liu in Shanghai Noon (2000).




Lucy Liu in Charlie's Angels (2000).





Lucy Liu in Lucky Number Slevin (2006).