Liu made her Broadway debut in March 2010, in the Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, starring as Annette in a cast that included Jeff Daniels, Dylan Baker and Janet McTeer. In January 2010 she made her directorial debut for the film adaptation of the best-selling novel HALF THE SKY by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Her debut as a producer, the critically acclaimed film FREEDOM'S FURY, premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival in 2006.
Some of Lucy's previous film credits include CHARLIE'S ANGELS, CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, KUNG FU PANDA 1 and 2 as the voice of Viper, KILL BILL, CHICAGO, CODE NAME: THE CLEANER, RISE, WATCHING THE DETECTIVES, DOMINO, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, 3 NEEDLES, SHANGHAI NOON, PAYBACK, PLAY IT TO THE BONE, BALLISTIC: ECKS VS SEVER and THE YEAR OF GETTING TO KNOW US.
On television, Lucy was nominated for the NAACP award for Outstanding Actress for her starring role in the December 2010 Lifetime Network romantic comedy, Marry Me. Liu appeared as the unforgettable Ling Woo in the hit Fox series, Ally McBeal, a role for which she earned an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has also appeared in starring roles on the hit series Cashmere Mafia and Dirty Sexy Money and has guest-starred on HBO's Sex & The City and Ugly Betty. She has also lent her voice to such animated hits as The Simpsons, Futurama and King of the Hill.
A passionate human rights advocate, Lucy produced and narrated the powerful documentary REDLIGHT which focuses on the plight of women and children sold into sexual slavery. The film premiered at The Woodstock Film Festival in 2009 and aired on Showtime in 2010. Liu has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2004 and has travelled to Lesotho, Pakistan, Cote D'Ivoire, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Cairo, Peru and Egypt.
A native New Yorker, Liu graduated from Stuyvesant High School, attending NYU and later received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan
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Lucy Liu Facts
|Birth Name||Lucy Alexis Liu|
|Birthday||December 2, 1968 (49)|
|Birthplace||Queens, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 3" (1m60) How tall is Lucy Liu compared to you?|
|Awards||2004 MTV Movie Awards: Best Villain (for Kill Bill Vol. 1)|
|2001 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Team (for Charlie's Angels)|
|Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) as Alex|
|Kill Bill, Volume 1 (2003) as O-Ren Ishii|
|Cypher (2002) as Rita Foster|
|Charlie's Angels (2000) as Alex|
|Shanghai Noon (2000) as Princess Pei Pei|
|Payback (1999) as Pearl|
|The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)|
|City of Industry (1997) as Cathi Rose|
|Gridlock'd (1997) as Cee-Cee|
|Ally McBeal as Ling Woo (breakthrough)|