Lucy Liu stormed the movie industry in the year 1991 but was brought to the limelight seven years later after she landed a role in the widely acclaimed television comedy series Ally McBeal, which aired across American households from 1998 to 2002. Liu portrayed the fictional character, Ling Woo, an ill-mannered and vicious young lady.
Riding on the success of the TV series, the actress went on to score numerous roles both on the small and big screen. Over the years, she has kept us glued to our television set with her on-screen creativity and talent, having made over 100 notable appearances in both movies and television series. Though she boasts a laudable career timeline with countless roles to show for it, some of her notable film works include Angels (2000), Kill Bill (2003), Payback (1999), Chicago (2002), Kung Fu Panda (2008 – present), and many others.
Having recorded massive achievements in Hollywood as an entertainer, it comes as no surprise that Lucy has a slew of entertainment awards and nominations under her belt. For her role in Ally McBeal, the A-lister was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She is a proud winner of the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Drama Guest Actress for her role as Jessica Tang in Southland (2012), an American television crime drama series.
Lucy is currently voicing Silvermist in Disney’s film series Tinker Bell and starring as Joan Watson in the drama series Elementary, which has already earned her the Seoul International Drama Award for Best Actress.
Who is Lucy Liu and How Old is She?
Also known as Lucy Alexis Liu Yu Ling which happens to be her full name, Lucy was born to Cecilia Liu (mother) and Tom Liu (father) in Queens, New York City, on 2nd December 1968. Talking about her ethnicity, Liu is of Asian descent and an American by nationality. Her parents are originally from Shangai and Beijing, from where they migrated to Taiwan as adults and later met in New York. Her mother, Cecilia formerly worked as a biochemist while her dad is a civil engineer.
Lucy is the youngest child of her parent’s three children. Her older siblings are Alex Liu and Jenny Liu. The two are responsible as well and making the most of their lives in their respective fields of interest.
Is She Married With Kids?
The Queens, New York City-born thespian is yet to tie the knot but she is reportedly in a relationship with an Israeli-American hedge-fund moneybag, Noam Gottesman (born May 1961). According to sources, the lovebirds have been seeing each other for over six years and counting but they hardly make public appearances together and have chosen to make their love affair private.
Though Lucy Liu is yet to officially say “I Do” to her longtime darling, she is a proud mother of a son named Rockwell Lloyd Liu. Rockwell arrived into the world through a gestational surrogate on 27th August 2015 and ever since he arrived, Lucy has been a supportive mother to her adorable son while focusing on her thriving career. At the moment, the actress doesn’t have any other children yet.
What Is Her Net Worth?
The Ally McBeal star has a net worth of $16 million, which she earned from her involvements in Hollywood. Apart from acting, Lucy Liu makes neat earnings as an artist, director, and voice actress. Over the course of her career, she has voiced about three video games which are SSX Tricky Elise Riggs (2001), Sleeping Dogs Vivienne Lu (2012), Charlie’s Angels Alex Munday (2003).
Her directorial timeline has the following works to her credit, Meena (Short film, 2011), Elementary (2014- 2017), Graceland Episode: “Master of Weak Ties” (2015), and Luke Cage Episode: “Soul Brother #1” (2018). It is believed that the actress amassed her decent net worth from these Hollywood projects and many other endeavours. As a talented entertainer, Liu’s net worth is expected to grow beyond this figure if she continues to make more appearances in front and behind the camera.
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The New York City-based actress stands at a height of 1.6 meters, which is equal to 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 50 kilograms (110 pounds) to match. The color of her hair is dark brown and her shoe size is 6 (US)/36 (EU).