Lucy Liu

Mostly Credited As: Lucy Liu
Sometimes Credited As: Lucy Lui
Lucy Alexis Liu

Birth Name: Lucy Alexis Liu
Date Of Birth: December 02, 1968 (Age 47)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Queens, New York City, New York
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Lucy Liu

American actress, Lucy Liu, was born in Queens, New York, on December 2,1968. She was raised in Jackson Heights by her parents, a bio-chemist and a civil engineer. She grew up speaking both Mandarin and English. After high school she went to New York University for a year, but transferred to the University of Michigan, where she studied acting, singing, and dancing. She graduated from University of Michigan with a degree in Asian Languages and Cultures. She was introduced to the television audience in 1991 on ‘Beverly Hills 90210’(1991). She kept working on guest spots and on movies until her breakout role. Ling Woo, was written for her on ‘Ally McBeal’(1998). Playing Ling Woo helped push her into bigger movie projects with actors like Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, and Woody Harrelson. In 2000 she picked up the major movies ‘Shanghai Noon’(2000), and ‘Charlies Angels’(2000), earning her screen time with Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Drew Barrymore, and Cameron Diaz. She spent most of the decade doing guest spots on television, or feature films, but in 2011 she started her return to television. In 2011 she came back with a voice on ’Kung Fu Panda’(2011) and ‘Southland’(2012). Also in 2012, she started the main cast spot as Joan Watson, a variation of the classic sidekick Dr. John Watson, on ’Elementary’(2012).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Elementary (2012)As: Dr. Joan Watson
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)As: Viper -- [Voice]
Marry Me (US) (2010)As: Rae Ann Carter
Cashmere Mafia (2008)As: Mia
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)As: Nola Lyons (S02)
Maya & Miguel (2004)As: Maggie Lee -- [Voice]
Game Over (2004)As: Raquel Smashenburn -- [Voice]
Ally (1999)As: Ling Woo
Ally McBeal (1997)As: Ling Woo (S02-S04)
Pearl (1996) (1996)As: Amy Lee
Episode Cast Credits 

CBS This Morning (1987) 
  Season 16, Episode 30 16x30: (Feb/11/2015) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 15, Episode 86 15x86: (Apr/30/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Insider (2004) 
  Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu and Phil Simms 11x52: (Nov/13/2014) As Herself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Jay Leno, Lucy Liu, Kevin Delaney, Dave Davies 01x158: (Nov/07/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Lucy Liu, Deion Sanders 33x43: (Oct/29/2014) As Herself 
  Lucy Liu, Dane Dehaan 32x173: (Apr/30/2014) As Herself 
  Mark Feuerstein, Caroline Rhea, Goo Goo Dolls, guest co-host Lucy Liu 31x203: (Jun/12/2013) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]
  Natasha Bedingfield, Sophia Bush, Lucy Liu 26x101: (Jan/21/2008) As Herself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 66th Annual Emmy Awards 66x01: (Aug/25/2014) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Lucy Liu, Barney Frank, Parquet Courts 01x39: (Apr/30/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Stupid Pet Tricks, Lucy Liu, Ziggy Marley 21x124: (Apr/29/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Lucy Liu, Alex Roy, MGMT 15x39: (Jan/08/2008) As Herself 
  Bill Murray, Pete Sampras 10x184: (Aug/26/2003) As Herself 

The Wendy Williams Show (2009) 
  As Seen on TV 04x162: (Jun/18/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Talk (2010) 
  Lucy Liu, Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell 03x163: (May/15/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 3, Episode 67 03x67: (Dec/13/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 125 16x125: (Mar/14/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 16, Episode 41 16x41: (Oct/30/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Fran Drescher, Lucy Liu, guest co-hosts Gayle King, Sherri Shepherd 10x197: (Jun/21/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Lucy Liu, Michael Urie, guest co-host Sherri Shepherd 10x82: (Jan/04/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  May 30, 2012 13x151: (May/30/2012) As Herself 

Southland (2009) 
  Thursday 04x10: (Mar/20/2012) As Officer Jessica Tang, [Special Guest Stars]
  Risk 04x09: (Mar/13/2012) As Officer Jessica Tang, [Special Guest Stars]
  God's Work 04x08: (Mar/06/2012) As Officer Jessica Tang, [Special Guest Stars]
  Fallout 04x07: (Feb/28/2012) As Officer Jessica Tang, [Special Guest Stars]

Chelsea Lately (2007) 
  Lucy Liu 05x76: (May/19/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Lucy Liu, John Slattery, Morgan Murphy 06x138: (Oct/03/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Lucy Liu 33x88: (Jan/09/2008) As Herself 

Ugly Betty (2006) 
  Icing on the Cake 01x17: (Mar/15/2007) As Grace Chin 
  Derailed 01x16: (Feb/15/2007) As Grace Chin 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Lucy Liu, Tillie the Canine Artist 14x48: (Nov/30/2006) As Herself 
  Lucy Liu, Jon Lovitz, "Beer Hunter" Michael Jackson 13x101: (Apr/05/2006) As Herself 
  Lucy Liu, Michael Moore, Gov't Mule 11x17: (Oct/08/2003) As Herself 
  Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Gillian Welch 10x141: (Jun/26/2003) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Ben Affleck, Lucy Liu, Nathan Godsey 04x63: (Nov/29/2006) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Lucy Liu, Bob Saget, Snoop Dogg 15x47: (Nov/28/2006) As Herself 
  Lucy Liu, John Leguizamo, Ne-Yo 14x120: (Mar/27/2006) As Herself 
  Lucy Liu, Dame Edna, Bonnie Raitt 12x14: (Oct/02/2003) As Herself 
  Lucy Liu, Wayne Brady, Kenny G 11x62: (Sep/18/2002) As Herself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Lucy Liu, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 05x41: (Apr/06/2006) As Herself 
  Jason Lee, Dean Winters, Lucy Liu, Violent Femmes 01x116: (Sep/20/2002) As Herself 

Jackie Chan Adventures (2000) 
  J2: Revisited 05x11: (Jul/08/2005) Voiced  Future Jade 
  J2 04x11: (Jan/31/2004) Voiced  Adult Jade 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Goo Goo Gai Pan 16x12: (Mar/13/2005) Voiced  Madam Wu 

Joey (2004) 
  Joey and the Premiere 01x14: (Jan/13/2005) As Lauren 
  Joey and the Taste Test 01x13: (Jan/06/2005) As Lauren 
  Joey and the Plot Twist 01x12: (Dec/09/2004) As Lauren 

Player$ (2002) 
  Charlie's Angels 02x09: (Jun/19/2003) As Herself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 16x01: (Apr/12/2003) As Herself 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do 07x03: (Nov/17/2002) Voiced  Tid Pao, [Special Guest Stars]

Ally McBeal (1997) 
  Woman 05x13: (Feb/18/2002) As Ling Woo, [Special Guest Stars]
  You Never Can Tell 02x09: (Nov/23/1998) As Ling Woo 
  Just Looking 02x08: (Nov/16/1998) As Ling Woo 
  Happy Trails 02x07: (Nov/09/1998) As Ling Woo 

Futurama (1999) 
  Love and Rocket 04x04: (Feb/10/2002) Voiced  Herself 
  I Dated a Robot 03x15: (May/13/2001) Voiced  Herself 

Sex and the City (1998) 
  Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda 04x11: (Aug/05/2001) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Lucy Liu/Jay-Z 26x08: (Dec/16/2000) As Herself (Host) 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #606 06x06: (Nov/11/2000) As Herself, [Uncredited]

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Presenter, [Featuring]

NYPD Blue (1993) 
  A Wrenching Experience 04x17: (Apr/15/1997) As Baby-sitter (Amy Lee) 

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996) 
  Night Of The Zinja 02x24: (Apr/14/1997) Voiced  Melana 
  The Bangalore Falcon 02x19: (Feb/14/1997) Voiced  Melana 

The X-Files (1993) 
  Hell Money 03x19: (Mar/29/1996) As Kim Hsin 

Nash Bridges (1996) 
  Genesis 01x01: (Mar/29/1996) As Joy Powell 

ER (1994) 
  And Baby Makes Two 02x05: (Oct/19/1995) As Mei-Sun 
  What Life? 02x04: (Oct/12/1995) As Mei-Sun 
  Do One, Teach One, Kill One 02x03: (Oct/05/1995) As Mei-Sun 

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1994) 
  The March to Freedom 01x08: (Mar/19/1995) As Oi-Lan 

Home Improvement (1991) 
  Bachelor Of The Year 04x16: (Feb/07/1995) As Woman #3 

Coach (1997) (1989) 
  Out of Control 07x11: (Nov/28/1994) As Nicole 
  It Should Happen to You 07x02: (Sep/19/1994) As Nicole Wong 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  Foreign Co-Respondent 08x04: (Oct/28/1993) As Mai Lin 

Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) 
  Pass/Not Pass 02x06: (Aug/15/1991) As Courtney, [Co-Guest Stars]
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Elementary (2012) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Paint it Black 02x22 May/01/2014 As: Director

In 1993 a showcase of her multimedia art pieces at the Cast Iron Gallery in Southern Hollywood. That showcase earned her a grant to study art in China, prompting a second showcase. The second showcase was about her trip, showing photos, paintings, and collages of the trip.

In 1993 a showcase of her multimedia art pieces at the Cast Iron Gallery in Southern Hollywood. That showcase earned her a grant to study art in China, prompting a second showcase. The second showcase was about her trip, showing photos, paintings, and collages of the trip.

Lucy Liu Quotes
I was taught not to take anything for granted. If you are too busy being a diva or a freak, then you are not enjoying it.