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Lucy Liu Biography

Birth Name:
Lucy Alexis Liu
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, model

Fast Facts

  • Was always interested in acting but didn't actively pursue it until her senior year in college, where she auditioned for a production of Alice in Wonderland and got the lead
  • Appeared as a Peach Pit waitress in Beverly Hills, 90210 for her first professional acting job
  • Became the first Asian-American woman to host Saturday Night Live in 2000, the same year she started modeling for Revlon
  • Used her fluency in Mandarin in 2005's 3 Needles
  • In 2010, made her Broadway debut in God of Carnage
  • Plays the accordion
  • Trained in martial arts

Awards

  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

Relationships