Lucy Liu

Lowest Rated: 0% Future World (2018)
Birthday: Dec 2, 1968
Birthplace: New York City, NY
Best known to television audiences as Ling Woo, the raging force of political incorrectness on Ally McBeal, Lucy Alexis Liu has managed to cross over to the big screen in such features as Payback and Play It to the Bone. Born to Chinese parents in Jackson Heights, NY, on December 2, 1968, Liu grew up speaking both English and Mandarin. After graduating from Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School, she earned a degree in Asian languages and cultures from the University of Michigan, where she also studied acting, dance, and voice. Liu's first professional job was playing a waitress on Beverly Hills 90210, something that led to more substantial work on various TV shows, including a regular part on the TV series Pearl. Liu's biggest breakthrough came in 1998, when she was cast as Ling Woo on Ally McBeal. She had originally auditioned for the role of Nelle Porter, which ultimately went to Australian actress Portia DeRossi. David E. Kelley, the show's producer, was so impressed with Liu's audition, however, that he created the role of Ling Woo specifically for her. The character was initially supposed to be included on only a few episodes but proved so popular with the show's audience that Liu was made into a regular cast member.Unsurprisingly, the actress' increased exposure led to greater opportunities on the screen and after playing supporting roles in such films as Payback and Molly (both 1999), she moved on to more substantial work in Play It to the Bone and the Jackie Chan martial-arts period comedy Shanghai Noon, which cast her as a princess who has been kidnapped from her emperor father. In 2000, she also was cast in perhaps her most high-profile role to date, when she was chosen alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz as one of the titular crime fighters in Charlie's Angels: The Movie.With the exception of a small role as an inmate in the Oscar-winning film Chicago, 2002 brought little recognition for Liu -- Cypher, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, and Party Monster with former Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin went virtually unseen by the general public. 2003's Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle placed Liu firmly back inside the spotlight, though she was somewhat overshadowed by the toothy blonde glint that is Cameron Diaz. Luckily for Liu, she was given the chance to shine quite independently when Quentin Tarantino cast her as the deadly O-Ren Ishii, AKA Cottonmouth, in Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003). Unfortunately roles in subsequent action films like Domino and Lucky Number Slevin failed to capitolize on that momentary career momentum, though a voice role as Viper in Kung Fu Panda (as well as the sequel and subsequent television series) found her continuing to kick butt in virtual form. Meanwhile, on the small screen, Liu donned a badge for a recurring role on the TNT cop series Southland.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
91% Set It Up Kirsten 2018
0% Future World The Queen 2018
87% Kung Fu Panda 3 Viper $128.4M 2016
No Score Yet 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino Actor 2016
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Lady Sagami $0.5M 2014
81% The Pirate Fairy Silvermist $5.6M 2014
No Score Yet Nómadas Susan 2014
75% TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Silvermist $1.3M 2014
51% The Man With the Iron Fists Madame Blossom $15.7M 2012
9% Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Rowena 2012
60% Secret of the Wings Silvermist $1.9M 2012
33% The Trouble with Bliss Andrea $11.4K 2012
57% Detachment Dr. Doris Parker $49.4K 2012
81% Kung Fu Panda 2 Viper $165.3M 2011
No Score Yet Redlight Actor Producer 2011
75% Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Silvermist $0.3M 2010
No Score Yet Marry Me Rae Ann Carter 2010
100% Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Silvermist 2009
No Score Yet Afro Samurai: Resurrection Sio 2009
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Secrets Of The Scroll Viper 2008
90% Tinker Bell Silvermist 2008
87% Kung Fu Panda Viper $215.4M 2008
No Score Yet Fúria pela Liberdade Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet The Year of Getting to Know Us Anne 2008
36% Rise: Blood Hunter Sadie Blake $59.9K 2007
No Score Yet Watching the Detectives Violet 2007
4% Code Name: The Cleaner Executive Producer Gina $8.2M 2007
34% 3 Needles Jin Ping 2006
No Score Yet Payback: Straight Up Pearl 2006
51% Lucky Number Slevin Lindsey $22.5M 2006
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Cinco de Maya Actor 2006
18% Domino Taryn Miles $10.2M 2005
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Funny Fix-Ups Actor 2005
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Twice the Fun Actor 2005
84% Kill Bill: Volume 1 O-Ren Ishii/Cottonmouth 2003
29% Party Monster Alessandra $0.3M 2003
41% Hotel Kawika 2003
42% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle Alex Munday $100.7M 2003
No Score Yet Hotel Actor 2003
0% Mulan II Mei 2003
85% Chicago Kitty Baxter 2002
58% Cypher Rita Foster 2002
0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Sever $14.3M 2002
68% Charlie's Angels Alex $124.5M 2000
79% Shanghai Noon Princess Pei Pei 2000
No Score Yet Love Kills Kashi 1999
11% Play It to the Bone Lia 1999
14% Molly Brenda 1999
33% The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human The Female's Asian Friend 1999
54% True Crime Toy Shop Girl 1999
54% Payback Pearl 1999
No Score Yet Guy Actor 1997
No Score Yet Riot Actor 1997
43% City of Industry Cathi Rose 1997
88% Gridlock'd Cee-Cee 1997
No Score Yet Flypaper Dot 1997
83% Jerry Maguire Former Girlfriend 1996
No Score Yet Bang Hooker 1995

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Director
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
97% Elementary
2012
Director Joan Watson
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
95% Difficult People
2015-2017
Guest Veronica Ford
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
2011-2014
Voice
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Guest Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
87% Southland
2009-2013
Det. Jessica Tang
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
68% Dirty Sexy Money
2007-2009
Nola Lyons
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Cashmere Mafia
2008
Mia
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2006
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Grace Chin
  • 2007
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2005
60% Joey
2004-2006
Lauren
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2002
95% Futurama
1999
Voice
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
  • 2000
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Ling Ling Woo
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2000
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Amy Lee
  • 1997
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Kim Hsin
  • 1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mei-Sun
  • 1995
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
1995-1999
Oi-Lan
  • 1995
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Nicole
  • 1994
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Courtney
  • 1991
No Score Yet Elementary
Joan Watson
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
No Score Yet Why Women Kill
2019
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