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Played episodes: 698
Height: 5' 3"
Birth Name: Lucy Alexis Liu
Date Of Birth: Dec 02, 1968 (52 years)
Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
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Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried tobalance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to movebeyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother is fromBeijing, and her father is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic"parts, the energetic actress is finally earning her stripes as anacross-the-board leading lady.Liu graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1986 and enrolled in NewYork University; discouraged by the "dark and sarcastic" atmosphere ofNYU, however, she transferred to the University of Michigan after herfreshman year. She graduated from UM with a degree in Chinese Languageand Culture, managing to squeeze in some additional training in dance,voice, fine arts, and acting. During her senior year, Liu auditionedfor a small part in a production of Alice in Wonderland and walked awaywith the lead; encouraged by the experience, she decided to take theplunge into professional acting. She moved to Los Angeles and split hertime between auditions and food service day jobs, eventually scoring aguest appearance as a waitress on _"Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990)_ (qv).That performance led to more walk-on parts in shows like_"NYPD Blue" (1993)_ (qv), _"ER" (1994)_ (qv), and_"The X Files" (1993)_ (qv). In 1996, she was cast as an ambitiouscollege student on Rhea Perlman's ephemeral sitcom_"Pearl" (1996)_ (qv).Liu first appeared on the big screen as an ex-girlfriend in_Jerry Maguire (1996)_ (qv) (she had previously filmed a scene in theindie _Bang (1995)_ (qv), but it was shelved for two years). She thenwaded through a series of supporting parts in small films beforelanding her big break on _"Ally McBeal" (1997)_ (qv). Liu initiallyauditioned for the role of Nelle Porter, which went to'Portia de Rossi' (qv), but writer-producer 'David E. Kelley (I)' (qv)was so impressed with her that he promised to write a part for her inan upcoming episode. The part turned out to be that of growling,ill-tempered lawyer Ling Woo, which Liu filled with such aplomb thatshe was signed on as a regular cast member.The "Ally" win gave Liu's film career a much-needed boost--in 1999, shewas cast as a dominatrix in the 'Mel Gibson (I)' (qv) action flick_Payback (1999/I)_ (qv), and as a hitchhiker in the ill-received boxingsaga _Play It to the Bone (1999)_ (qv). The next year brought evenlarger roles'Jackie Chan (I)' (qv)'s western _Shanghai Noon (2000)_ (qv), then asone-third of the comely crime-fighting trio in_Charlie's Angels (2000)_ (qv).When she's not hissing at clients or throwing well-coiffed punches, Liukeeps busy with an eclectic mix of off-screen hobbies. She practicesthe martial art of Kali-Eskrima-Silat (knife-and-stick fighting), skis,rock climbs, rides horses, and plays the accordion. In 1993 sheexhibited a collection of multimedia art pieces at the Cast IronGallery in SoHo (New York), after which she won a grant to study andcreate art in China. Her hectic schedule doesn't leave much time forromantic intrigue, but Liu says she prefers to keep that side of herlife uncluttered. moreless


Lucy Liu in Elementary: Season 7, Episode 13 | TVBuzer

Elementary: Season 7, Episode 13

Aired: Aug 15, 2019

Amidst Sherlock and Joan's battle with tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach, the investigators receive word of their old enemy and Sherlock's former love, Jamie Moriarty.... more




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