There aren’t too many Asian actors that make it big in Hollywood, especially if they’re not jumping around like some kung fu master, so consider Lucy Liu fortunate for having both the good looks and the amazing talent needed to break through in the business alongside so many young blonde stars who don’t necessarily have the same natural talent. Lucy is an exotic beauty, displaying her amazing Chinese-American heritage with one of the hottest faces in Hollywood, and a knock out figure to die for. And to think she’s pushing 40. Born in Queens, New York in 1968, Lucy grew up like many other immigrant families in the area, but her parents taught Lucy and her other siblings to speak both English and Mandarin. After graduating from high school, Lucy attended New York University for one year before deciding to leave for the University of Michigan, where she studied singing, acting, and dancing, and received a degree in Asian languages.
After finishing school in Ann Arbor, Lucy moved to Los Angeles to try her hand at an acting career, and before long, she was landing small roles in popular television series like “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Home Improvement,” “The X-Files” and “NYPD Blue.” It wasn’t until 1998, though, that Lucy finally made her big break on one of the hottest new television series on the air, “Ally McBeal.” While Lucy originally auditioned for the role that Portia de Rossi eventually received, creator David E. Kelly promised to write a character specifically for her. One year later, Lucy was stealing nearly every scene with her character Ling Woo, and she was awarded for her performance with an Emmy nomination in 1999. Although she didn’t win a golden statue, Lucy quickly became the talk of the town and was working with all of the big names, including Mel Gibson (“Payback”), Clint Eastwood (“True Crime”) and Antonio Banderas (“Play It to the Bone”).
Since then, Lucy’s career has dramatically slowed down, but she continues to blossom as an actress we all love to watch. After a rough past few years that yielded a series of ineffective big-budget movies, Lucy looks ready to try it all again with an impressive upcoming schedule. With the recent Hong Kong explosion and massive importing of big Asian stars like Stephen Chow and Zhang Ziyi, Lucy should have no trouble climbing her way to the top.
Lucy Liu on the Web
Lucy Liu at Maxim
Lucy Liu is a hardass to the core, and she always makes it look good. Head over to Maxim to take a look at the gorgeous 'Kill Bill' star.
Delightful pics of one of our favorite Asian hotties!
A fairly decent actor page on the Chinese-American with a great selection of red carpet photos.
An online database of Lucy's TV and film work.
TV Guide: Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
Lucy Liu Online
The closest thing to an official webpage, this site offers fans updated news, pictures, and some cool extras.
As the September 2002 Girl of Maxim, Lucy looks amazing in her photo shoot.
Still one of our favorite celebrity resources, this site includes tons of quotes, pictures, and few things you won't find anywhere else.
Slice of the Day
The boys over at Slice offer up ten sexy galleries of Lucy.
A small gallery site with some great shots of Lucy.
Lucy Liu on the Screen
Lucy got her big start in the David E. Kelly comedy "Ally McBeal" before moving on to small roles in films like "Payback," "Play It to the Bone," and "Shanghai Noon." Over the past five years, Lucy hasn't be very active in Hollywood features, but has appeared in a few big films, namely both "Charlie's Angels" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," and the Tarantino masterpiece "Kill Bill: Volume One."
With her new show "Cashmere Mafia" failing to get picked up for a second season, Lucy should have plenty of time to contemplate her next move. For the time being, she can be heard as one of several voices in the animated comedy "Kung Fu Panda." News of the current-day remake of "Charlie Chan" have pretty much evaporated for the time being, but never say never.
"Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend."
"Producing is like pushing Jello up a hill on a hot day."
"In college I once woke up in someone else’s dorm room, wearing someone else’s clothing, with no recollection of anything that had happened the night before. I had completely blacked out. Tequila and I just don’t mix."