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.
|Southland: Season 4||Jan 17, 2012||Officer Jessica Tang||8.5|
|Ally McBeal: Season 2||Sep 14, 1998||Ling Woo / Ling Woo||8.7|
|Elementary: Season 1||Sep 27, 2012||Dr. Joan Watson / Director||7.4|
|Dirty Sexy Money: Season 2||Oct 1, 2008||Nola Lyons (Season 2)||8.2|
|Southland: Season 1||Apr 9, 2009||Officer Jessica Tang||8.5|
|Cashmere Mafia: Season 1||Jan 6, 2008||Mia Mason||7.9|
|Ally McBeal: Season 3||Oct 25, 1999||Ling Woo||8.0|
|Ally McBeal: Season 4||Oct 23, 2000||Ling Woo||7.6|
|Ally McBeal: Season 5||Oct 29, 2001||Ling Woo||5.0|
|Afro Samurai: Season 2||Jan 25, 2009||Sio||tbd|
|Elementary: Season 2||Sep 26, 2013||Dr. Joan Watson / Director||8.0|
|Elementary: Season 3||Oct 30, 2014||Dr. Joan Watson / Director||7.7|
|Graceland: Season 3||Jun 25, 2015||Director||8.0|
|Elementary: Season 4||Nov 5, 2015||Dr. Joan Watson||6.0|