Lucy Liu

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Lucy Liu

Born

Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Lucy Alexis Liu

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Lucy Alexis Liu, Lucy Alexis Chiu
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Biography

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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…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lucy: It's really taking a while but I do think it's becoming more acceptable to cast Asians in roles that weren't originally slated for someone who is Asian, which is so great.

    • Lucy: Producing is like pushing jello up a hill on a hot day.

    • Lucy: Martial arts are art forms and require a great deal of discipline and dedication. I so admire people who focus their lives on it, because it's not an easy thing to do.

    • Lucy: I'm so proud of my heritage, but yes, I think there's always a danger when people put you on a pedestal. Especially when you're just trying to live your life and pursue your dreams. The intention is not to represent Asian Americans, but to be an Asian American who is working as an actress. People often confuse the two. When you are "representing," you have the burden of some people projecting their hopes onto you. This can eventually lead to a certain amount of disappointment. I strive to not deny myself experiences that open up to me. I hope to live without looking back in regret. If people want to join me on the ride, then I'm happy to have them along.

    • Lucy: (about Ally McBeal (1997)) It's so much fun playing her [Ling], but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something.

    • Lucy: Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend.

    • Lucy: I grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens, with no money. 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.

    • Lucy: (when asked what scares her) A lot of things scare me. I think ignorance scares me most.

    • Lucy: (about acting) It is something that I could not 'not' do and I could not imagine my life having been any other way. I thought if I'm not acting then I'm not going to exist at all. I just knew that it was the only thing that I felt strongly about and that being said, there was no reason to go on if there was nothing to feel strongly about.

    • Translated from Dutch to English

      Lucy: I never get asked out for a date, but I can't blame them, they only know me from movies where I play a tough chick, men want a sweet girl.

    • Dutch magazine TV/Film, September 2006

      Lucy: I enjoy making action movies. Now I understand why people want a gun, it gives you the feeling of power.

    • Lucy I'm very proud of my background, but it wasn't easy for me to grow up as a Chinese in America

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Elementary

    10
    Why? Does Lucy Lui always wear the same boots with every item of clothes she wear. She needs to waer different shoes that go with the different outfits she wears. Please, quit wear the gray boots all the time.

    A fan who does not understand.

    Thanks
  • hELLO DOLL i TRULY WANT TO MEET YOU IN TIME

    10
    never for get YOU'LL SEE WHY WITH TIME!,

    I YOU WAS MY one AND only FRIEND you'LL BE the 1 in a million that i would lay down and loving u would be like loving a GODIS FOR laying next to you O MY O MY but I just love dreaming of you and jennifer Tilly trust me wowed and crazy (yes) one day let's see if dreams come true?



    but Ellen is another whom i want in that group::::))))! yea baby yea!.moreless
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