Lucy Liu is an actress most famous for her roles in Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill.
Facts About Lucy Liu
|Estimate Net Worth||$16 million|
|Birthday||December 2, 1968|
Lucy Liu's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
Lucy Liu's Early Life
On December 2, 1968, Liu was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. She chose Alexis as her middle name in high school. She is the youngest of Tom Liu, a trained civil engineer who sold digital clock pens, and Cecilia Liu’s three children. Cecilia was a biochemist by profession. Liu’s parents were born in Beijing and Shanghai, moved to Taiwan as adults, and eventually met in New York. John, her older brother, and Jenny, her older sister, are her siblings. While Lucy Liu and her siblings grew up, her parents worked multiple jobs. (3)
Lucy Liu's Education
When she was younger, she practiced the martial art of kali-eskrima-silat as a pastime. She started studying English when she was five and picked up Mandarin at home. Liu graduated from Stuyvesant High School after attending Joseph Pulitzer Middle School. Later, after enrolling at New York University, she changed schools and went to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she was a Chi Omega fraternity member. Asian languages and cultures are the focus of Liu’s bachelor’s degree.
Lucy Liu's Family Life
Liu only has one child. Rockwell, her son, was conceived through gestational surrogacy and was born in 2015. She comments on her method selection and says that it was the best choice for her because she was working at the time. Liu has celebrated multidimensional familial structures since she became a mother. The Tylenol #HowWeFamily Mother’s Day Campaign was one effective campaign in which she was active.
Lucy Liu's Career
Liu made her acting debut with small parts in movies and television. In the 1992 Hong Kong film Rhythm of Destiny, which also starred Danny Lee and Aaron Kwok, she made her big-screen debut. In 1993, Lucy appeared in an episode of L.A. Law as a Chinese widow providing Mandarin-language testimony. On the one-season sitcom Pearl, Liu played the lead role. Liu was given a part on Ally McBeal not long after Pearl’s run in 1997 came to an end. The character Ling Woo was later made especially for Liu after she initially tried out for the part of Nelle Porter. Originally only temporary, Liu’s role on the show was made permanent by positive viewer feedback. Lucy Liu also received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
Liu co-starred in Charlie’s Angels with Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore in 2000. Liu served as the spokesperson for the Lee National Denim Day fundraising event in 2001, which helps fund education and research on breast cancer. Liu was appointed as a U.S. ambassador in 2004. With the UNICEF funding, she visited many nations, including Pakistan and Lesotho. Rita Foster was played by Liu in Vincenzo Natali’s Brainstorm in 2002. In Kill Bill, directed by Quentin Tarantino in 2003, she played O-Ren Ishii. The two collaborated to help produce the Hungarian sports documentary Freedom’s Fury while talking with Tarantino for Kill Bill. She received an MTV Award for Best Movie Villain for her role in Kill Bill. After that, Liu and Matt LeBlanc, who portrayed her love interest in the Charlie’s Angels movies, made several appearances on Joey. In addition, she played supporting roles as a psychologist opposite Keira Knightley in the thriller Domino and as Kitty Baxter in the movie Chicago. She portrayed Josh Hartnett’s leading love interest in Lucky Number Slevin. Liu played the role of Jin Ping, an HIV-positive Chinese woman, in the 2006 film 3 Needles.
Liu started working as a narrator for the band The Bullitts in August 2011. Liu received an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013. Lucy was named the 2016 Artist of the Year at Harvard. She received the organization’s arts medal at the Cultural Rhythms Festival’s annual Harvard Foundation Award ceremony in Sanders Theatre. She also appears in the James Franco and Bruce Thierry Cheung-helmed post-apocalyptic thriller Future World. Liu was chosen to play the villain Kalypso in the upcoming superhero movie Shazam! in April 2021. Her first national museum exhibition, “Unhomed Belongings,” was presented at the National Museum of Singapore in early 2019. (4)
Among her honors are nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, Seoul International Drama Award, and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
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