Lucy Liu was born to Chinese immigrants in Queens in 1968. She graduated from College with a degree in Asian Studies and a big interest in Acting.
She auditioned for every part she found, but found it difficult not to be typecast as the Oriental Girl. By 1998, Liu had been to hundreds of auditions, and had only landed small roles on Jerry Maguire and TV shows such as ER. All that was about to change, however.
She originally auditioned for the role of Nelle Porter on Ally McBeal, and went up against stiff competition. She lost the part but show producer David E Kelley was so impressed that he wrote a guest starring role just for her. The part of politicallly incorrect and absolutely hilarious Ling Woo was so poular Liu stayed on as a full time cast member for four years.
After Ally McBeal, Liu became one of the best known Hollywood actresses, starring in big flicks Charlie's Angels and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.
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|Watching the Detectives||Feb 14, 2008||Violet||10|
|The Tale of The Princess Kaguya||Oct 17, 2014||Cast / Lady Sagami||8.6|
|Payback||Feb 5, 1999||Pearl||8.5|
|Lucky Number Slevin||Apr 7, 2006||Lindsey||8.4|
|The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human||Oct 8, 1999||The Female's Friend (Lydia)||8.4|
|Shanghai Noon||May 26, 2000||Princess Pei Pei||8.3|
|Kung Fu Panda||Jun 6, 2008||Viper||8.2|
|Molly||Oct 8, 1999||Brenda||8.0|
|Kill Bill: Vol. 2||Apr 16, 2004||O-Ren Ishii||7.9|
|Detachment||Mar 16, 2012||Dr. Parker / Dr. Doris Parker||7.9|
|Charlie's Angels||Nov 3, 2000||Alex Munday||7.6|
|Kung Fu Panda 2||May 26, 2011||Viper||7.6|
|Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast||Jan 30, 2015||Silvermist||7.6|
|Kill Bill: Vol. 1||Oct 10, 2003||O-Ren Ishii||7.3|
|Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Jun 27, 2003||Alex Munday||5.8|
|The Pirate Fairy||Feb 28, 2014||Silvermist||5.8|
|The Man with the Iron Fists||Nov 2, 2012||Madame Blossom / Madam Blossom / Madame Blossom||5.7|
|The Trouble with Bliss||Mar 23, 2012||Andrea / Andrea||5.5|
|Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You||Oct 5, 2012||Life Coach||5.0|
|Code Name: The Cleaner||Jan 5, 2007||Executive Producer / Gina||4.2|
|Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever||Sep 20, 2002||Sever||2.9|
|Play It to the Bone||Dec 25, 1999||Lia||2.3|
|Kung Fu Panda 3||Jan 29, 2016||Viper||tbd|