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Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts, the energetic ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 O-Ren Ishii
(2003)
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels Alex Munday
(2000)
Chicago
Chicago Kitty Baxter
(2002)
Elementary
Elementary Dr. Joan Watson
(2012-2018)

Filmography

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 2018 Future World (post-production)
The Queen
 2018 Set It Up (post-production)
Kirsten
 2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween (TV Movie)
Conformity (voice)
 2017 Difficult People (TV Series)
Veronica Ford
- The Silkwood (2017) ... Veronica Ford
- Criminal Minds (2017) ... Veronica Ford
- Bernie and Blythe (2017) ... Veronica Ford
- Rabbitversary (2017) ... Veronica Ford
 2012-2017 Elementary (TV Series)
Dr. Joan Watson
- Hurt Me, Hurt You (2017) ... Dr. Joan Watson
- Scrambled (2017) ... Dr. Joan Watson
- Moving Targets (2017) ... Dr. Joan Watson
- Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing (2017) ... Dr. Joan Watson
- The Art of Sleights and Deception (2017) ... Dr. Joan Watson
 2011-2016 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (TV Series)
Viper
- Emperor's Rule (2016) ... Viper (voice)
- Po the Croc (2016) ... Viper (voice)
- Forsaken and Furious (2016) ... Viper (voice)
- Youth in Re-Volt (2016) ... Viper (voice)
- The Hunger Game (2014) ... Viper (voice)
 2016 Girls (TV Series)
Detective Mosedale
- Japan (2016) ... Detective Mosedale
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Viper (voice)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (Short)
Viper (voice)
 2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (Video)
Silvermist (voice)
 2014 The Pirate Fairy (Video)
Silvermist (voice)
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Lady Sagami (English version, voice)
 2013 Pixie Hollow Bake Off (TV Movie)
Silvermist (voice)
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists
Madam Blossom
 2012 Secret of the Wings
Silvermist (voice)
 2012 Sleeping Dogs (Video Game)
Vivienne (voice)
 2012 Southland (TV Series)
Officer Jessica Tang
- Thursday (2012) ... Officer Jessica Tang
- Risk (2012) ... Officer Jessica Tang
- God's Work (2012) ... Officer Jessica Tang
- Fallout (2012) ... Officer Jessica Tang
- Integrity Check (2012) ... Officer Jessica Tang
 2011 Pixie Hollow Games (TV Short)
Silvermist (voice)
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Viper (voice)
 2011 The Trouble with Bliss
Andrea
 2011 Detachment
Dr. Doris Parker
 2010 Marry Me (TV Mini-Series)
Rae Ann Carter
- Part 2 (2010) ... Rae Ann Carter
- Part 1 (2010) ... Rae Ann Carter
 2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short)
Viper (voice)
 2010/II Nómadas
Susan
 2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Video)
Silvermist (voice)
 2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Video)
Silvermist (voice)
 2008-2009 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Nola Lyons
- The Facts (2009) ... Nola Lyons
- The Bad Guy (2009) ... Nola Lyons
- The Unexpected Arrival (2009) ... Nola Lyons
- The Convertible (2009) ... Nola Lyons
- The Organ Donor (2008) ... Nola Lyons
 2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection (TV Movie)
Sio (English version, voice)
 2008 Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (TV Movie) (voice)
 2008 Tinker Bell (Video)
Silvermist (voice)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Viper (voice)
 2008 Cashmere Mafia (TV Series)
Mia Mason
- Dog Eat Dog (2008) ... Mia Mason
- Yours, Mine and Hers (2008) ... Mia Mason
- Stay with Me (2008) ... Mia Mason
- The Deciders (2008) ... Mia Mason
- Dangerous Liaisons (2008) ... Mia Mason
 2007 Watching the Detectives
Violet
 2007 Rise: Blood Hunter
Sadie Blake
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Grace Chin
- Icing on the Cake (2007) ... Grace Chin
- Derailed (2007) ... Grace Chin
 2004-2006 Maya & Miguel (TV Series)
Maggie Lee
- After School (2006) ... Maggie Lee
- The Adventures of Rabbit-Bird Man (2005) ... Maggie Lee
- Politics Unusual (2004) ... Maggie Lee (voice)
- The Letter (2004) ... Maggie Lee (voice)
- Rhymes with Gato (2004) ... Maggie Lee (voice)
 2006 Lucky Number Slevin
Lindsey
 2005 Domino
Taryn Mills
 2005 3 Needles
Jin Ping, the Blood Smuggler
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Madam Wu
- Goo Goo Gai Pan (2005) ... Madam Wu (voice)
 2004-2005 Joey (TV Series)
Lauren Beck
- Joey and the Premiere (2005) ... Lauren Beck
- Joey and the Taste Test (2005) ... Lauren Beck
- Joey and the Plot Twist (2004) ... Lauren Beck
 2004 Mulan II (Video)
Mei (voice)
 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
O-Ren Ishii
 2004 Jackie Chan Adventures (TV Series)
Adult Jade
- J2: Rise of the Dragons (2004) ... Adult Jade (voice)
 2004 Game Over (TV Series)
Raquel Smashenburn
- Monkey Dearest (2004) ... Raquel Smashenburn (voice)
- Into the Woods (2004) ... Raquel Smashenburn (voice)
- All Work and All Play (2004) ... Raquel Smashenburn (voice)
- Basic Win-stincts (2004) ... Raquel Smashenburn (voice)
- Alice and the C.A.T.S (2004) ... Raquel Smashenburn (voice)
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1
O-Ren Ishii
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Alex Munday
 2002 Chicago
Kitty Baxter
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Tid Pao
- Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Watcha Gonna Do (2002) ... Tid Pao (voice)
 2002 Cypher
Rita Foster
 1998-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Ling Woo
- Woman (2002) ... Ling Woo
- Lost and Found (2001) ... Ling Woo
- I Want Love (2001) ... Ling Woo
- Fear of Flirting (2001) ... Ling Woo (credit only)
- Neutral Corners (2001) ... Ling Woo
 2001-2002 Futurama (TV Series)
Lucy Liu's Head / Lucy Liu-bots
- Love and Rocket (2002) ... Lucy Liu's Head (voice)
- I Dated a Robot (2001) ... Lucy Liu's Head / Lucy Liu-bots (voice)
 2001 SSX Tricky (Video Game)
Elise Riggs (voice)
 2001 Hotel
Kawika
 2001 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Lucy Liu
- Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda (2001) ... Lucy Liu
 2000 Charlie's Angels
Alex Munday
 2000 Shanghai Noon
Princess Pei Pei
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Lia
 1999 The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
The Female's Friend (Lydia)
 1999 Flypaper
Dot (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1999 Molly
Brenda
 1999 True Crime
Toy Shop Girl (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1999/I Payback
Pearl (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1998 Love Kills
Kashi
 1997 Michael Hayes (TV Series)
Alice Woo
- Slaves (1997) ... Alice Woo
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Yuling Chong
- Pilot (1997) ... Yuling Chong (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1996-1997 Pearl (TV Series)
Amy Li
- Billy Returns (1997) ... Amy Li (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
- My So-Called Real Life (1997) ... Amy Li (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
- Mommy Dearest (1997) ... Amy Li (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
- The Two Mrs. Rizzos (1997) ... Amy Li (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
- The Write Stuff: Part 2 (1997) ... Amy Li (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1997 Riot (TV Movie)
Tiffany (segment "Empty")
 1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Amy Chu
- A Wrenching Experience (1997) ... Amy Chu (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Melana
- Night of the Zinja (1997) ... Melana (voice, as Lucy Alexis Liu)
- The Bangalore Falcon (1997) ... Melana (voice, as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1997 City of Industry
Cathi Rose (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1997 Gridlock'd
Cee-Cee (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1996 Jerry Maguire
Former Girlfriend (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Officer Whin
- Follow the Leader (1996) ... Officer Whin (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
- Father Knows Best (1996) ... Officer Whin
 1996 Guy
Woman at Newstand (as Lucy Lui)
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Joy Powell
- Genesis (1996) ... Joy Powell
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Kim Hsin
- Hell Money (1996) ... Kim Hsin (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Mei-Sun Leow
- And Baby Makes Two (1995) ... Mei-Sun Leow (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
- What Life? (1995) ... Mei-Sun Leow (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
- Do One, Teach One, Kill One (1995) ... Mei-Sun Leow (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1995 Bang
Hooker (as Lucy Lui)
 1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series)
Oi-Lan
- The March to Freedom (1995) ... Oi-Lan
 1995 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Woman #3
- Bachelor of the Year (1995) ... Woman #3
 1994 Coach (TV Series)
Nicole Wong
- Out of Control (1994) ... Nicole Wong
- It Should Happen to You (1994) ... Nicole Wong
 1994 Hotel Malibu (TV Series)
Co-Worker
- Do Not Disturb (1994) ... Co-Worker
 1993 Protozoa (Short)
Ari
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mai Lin
- Foreign Co-respondent (1993) ... Mai Lin
 1992 Ban wo zong heng
Donna (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Courtney
- Pass, Not Pass (1991) ... Courtney
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Other Works:

God of Carnage (2009). Comedy. Written by Yasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Music by Gary Yershon. Associate Director: Beatrice Terry. Directed by Matthew Warchus. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre: 22 Mar 2009- 6 Jun 2010 (452 performances + 24 previews that began on 28 Feb 1009). Cast: Jeff Daniels (as "Alan") [from 28... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lucy Alexis Liu | Lucy Lui

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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[on playing a female version of the "Dr. Watson" character in Elementary (2012)] I think flawed characters, having a history and a mysterious past, are always going to keep the audience engaged. Naturally, the connection between the two of them [i.e. with "Sherlock Holmes"] is his oddities and, you know, his inability to be as stable as most people would like to be. She's just as unstable, but ... See more »

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Is close friends with her Pearl (1996) co-star Rhea Perlman and her husband Danny DeVito See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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