10Lucy Liu was born from Taiwanese parents, Cecilia and Tom Liu, immigrants in Queens. Having attended Stuyvesant High School in New York, Liu has a degree in Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.
After a few small roles in various television series (including X-Files, in which she had a small role in an episode of the third season and E.R., third and fourth episode of the second season), Liu became famous thanks the TV show Ally McBeal. Initially, her role in the series would not be smooth, but the success of the character (the young hot-tempered lawyer Ling Woo) enabled her to become a full member in the cast.
Gained even more popularity due to the character of Alex in the remake of Charlie’s Angels, where she played alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, interpreting it again in the sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Then she takes part in the film Shanghai Noon with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, and together with Antonio Banderas in Ballistic but does not get a good success with the latter.
Her fame is also due to the films of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), where she plays the bad O-Ren Ishii (getting rave reviews) and in 2006 took part in the film Lucky Number Slevin (along with Morgan Freeman), obtaining a good success with critics and audiences. In 3 Needles plays a sick Chinese girl with AIDS, in 2006 she starred in the horror film Rise: Blood Hunter with Michael Chiklis, and in 2007 together with Nicollette Sheridan starred in Code Name: The Cleaner.
We see her in some episodes of Ugly Betty and in an episode of Sex and the City where she played herself. In 2007 Empire Magazine declared her one of the 100 sexiest actresses of cinema. Since 2012 she is in the cast of Elementary. The August 27, 2015 was born her first son Rockwell Lloyd Liu via surrogate mother. She is histamine intolerant and had a breast cancer that she has removed only two days after finding it: the evil was benign.