Lucy is ranked #56 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".
Lucy has been nominated for five SAG awards. From 1999-2001 she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Ally McBeal, winning in 1999. In 2000 she was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for the show. In 2003, she won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture for Chicago.
In 1999 Lucy was nominated for a Emmy award. The category was Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Ally McBeal.
She worked as an aerobics instructor before becoming a star.
She was honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award at the 2006 VSDA (Video Software Dealers Association) convention that took place on July 11-13, 2006 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She works as an ambassador for UNICEF.
For fun she likes to play the accordion.
She knows how to speak Mandarin Chinese.
Lucy Liu was ranked #52 in FHM Online's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2007". She was also named #79 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement and ranked as #56 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" - special supplement.
Even though her parents are very proud of her now, they didn't right away approve her choice of becoming an actress;
lucy: "I got a good set of brains and they thought I should use it".
Lucy Liu appeared in The 2006 Asian Excellence Awards as Herself
Lucy has co-starred in the movie Ban wo zong heng
Lucy has starred in a Short / Drama / film called Protozoa (1993) as.... Ari
She has co-starred in the movie Bang (1995) as .... The Hooker
lucy Liu has co-starred in the movie Jerry Maguire (1996) as .... Former Girlfriend. This movie starred Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr.
She has co-starred in the movie Flypaper (1997) as .... Dot
Lucy Liu has co-starred in the movie Gridlock'd as Cee-Cee. This movie starred Tupac Shakur and Tim Roth
Lucy Liu has co-starred in the Crime / Thriller City of Industry (1997) as Cathi Rose
She has co-starred in the movie Guy (1997) as The Woman at the newsstand
Lucy Liu has co-starred in the movie Love Kills (1998) as Kashi. This movie was directed by Mario Van Peebles which he also starred in.
She has co-starred in the movie Payback (1999/I) as Pearl. This movie starred Mel Gibson.
Lucy Liu had a small part in the movie True Crime (1999) as the Toy Shop Girl. This movie starred Clint Eastwood.
Lucy Liu has co-starred in the movie Molly (1999) as Brenda
She has co-starred in the Comedy / Sci-Fi movie The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999) as The Female's Friend (Lydia)
She has co-starred in the movie Play It to the Bone (1999) as Lia. This movie starred Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson.
She has co-starred in the movie Shanghai Noon (2000) as Princess Pei Pei. This movie starred Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.
Lucy Liu has starred in the movie Charlie's Angels (2000) as Alex Munday. This movie also starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Bill Murray.
She has co-starred in the movie Hotel (2001) as Kawika
Lucy Liu voice is in the video game SSX Tricky (2001) as Elise Riggs
Lucy Liu has starred in the movie Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) as Agent Sever. This movie also starred Antonio Banderas.
She has starred in the movie Cypher (2002) as Rita Foster
Lucy Liu has co-starred in the movie Chicago as Kitty Baxter
She has starred in the movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) as Alex Munday
Lucy Liu has starred in the movie Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) as O-Ren Ishii
Lucy Liu has starred in the animation movie Mulan II (2004) voice as Mei
miss Liu has co-starred in the movie 3 Needles (2005) as Jin Ping
Lucy has co-starred in the movie Domino (2005) as Taryn Miles
Lucy Liu is co-starring in the movie Lucky Number Slevin (2006) as Lindsey
Lucy Liu will be co-starring in the movie The Cleaner (2007) (completed) as Gina
Lucy Liu is starring in the movie Rise (2006) (post-production) as Sadie Blake
Lucy Liu will be starring in the movie Kung Fu Panda (2008) (filming) (voice) as Master Viper
Lucy Liu is in in negotiations to play in the movie Watching the Detectives (2006) (pre-production) (in negotiations)
Lucy Liu is starring in the movie Devil to Pay (2006) (pre-production)
Lucy Liu is starring in the movie Charlie Chan (2007) (announced)
She is close friends with her Pearl co-star Rhea Perlman and her husband Danny DeVito.
She graduated Stuyvesant High School the same year as Yelba Osorio and Zorikh Lequidre.
She was a guests at Ashton Kutcher's and Demi Moore's wedding in 2005.
She is mentioned in Outkast's hit Hey Ya.
She shares a birthday with Britney Spears.
She announced that she plans on marrying Zach Helm, her boyfriend of one year in April 2004.
Lucy says, "Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend."
Lucy is in the Intel Inside Centrino ads.
Lucy is 5'3" in height.
Lucy was the first Asian-American female to host Saturday Night Live, December 16th, 2000.
Bill Murray Swore he would never work in another movie with Lucy Liu. The two reportedly fought alot while working on Charlie's Angels.
In the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, She won the Best Villian award for her role in Kill Bill
She dated actor David Duchovny for awhile, who co-starred in The X-Files.
Lucy is best friends with co-stars Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, from Charlies Angels.
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