Lucy Liu

Born Dec 2, 1968

Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, artist, narrator, and film producer. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002) for which she was nominated for both a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.… Read More

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1968 Birth Lucy Liu was born on December 2, 1968 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York. … Read More


1986 17 Years Old Liu attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145), and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1986. … Read More
1988 19 Years Old Liu worked as a waitress at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase club circa 1988–89. … Read More


1989 20 Years Old As a member of the Basement Arts student-run theater group, she auditioned in 1989 for the University of Michigan's production of Alice in Wonderland during her senior year of college. … Read More
1990 21 Years Old While queuing up to audition for the musical Miss Saigon in 1990, she told The New York Times, "There aren't many Asian roles, and it's very difficult to get your foot in the door."
1992 23 Years Old In May 1992, Liu made her New York stage debut in Fairy Bones, directed by Tina Chen. … Read More


2000 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000 she hosted Saturday Night Live with Jay-Z.
2001 32 Years Old In a 2001 episode of Sex and the City entitled "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" she guest starred as herself, playing Samantha Jones' new client. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old In 2002 Liu played Rita Foster in Vincenzo Natali's Brainstorm (a k a Cypher).
2003 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, opened in June 2003 and also did well at the box office, earning $100 million in the U.S. and a worldwide total of more than $259 million. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old In Lucky Number Slevin, she played the leading love interest to Josh Hartnett. 3 Needles was released on December 1, 2006, Liu portrayed Jin Ping, an HIV-positive Chinese woman.
In 2007 Liu appeared in Code Name: The Cleaner; Rise, a supernatural thriller co-starring Michael Chiklis in which Liu plays an undead reporter (for which she was ranked number 41 on "Top 50 Sexiest Vampires"); and Watching the Detectives, an independent romantic comedy co-starring Cillian Murphy.
…  She also had another show in 2008 in Munich.


2010 41 Years Old In March 2010, Liu made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award–winning play God of Carnage as Annette on the second replacement cast alongside Jeff Daniels, Janet McTeer, and Dylan Baker.
2011 42 Years Old Liu is a supporter of marriage equality for gays and lesbians, and became a spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign in 2011. … Read More
2015 46 Years Old Liu announced the birth of her son Rockwell Lloyd, who had been born via a gestational surrogate, on August 27, 2015.
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