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Lucy Liu

Lucy Alexis Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress. She became known for her role in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002) as the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo, and has also appeared in several notable film roles, including Charlie's Angels, Chicago, Kill Bill, and Kung Fu Panda. Lucy Liu was born and was raised with her brother John in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, by immigrant parents from Taiwan. Liu has said that she grew up in a "diverse" neighborhood. Her family spoke Mandarin at home and she did not learn English until she was five years old. Her father, Tom, was a civil engineer, and her mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, but they sacrificed those careers in Taiwan to come to the United States. Liu, at her parents' insistence, devoted her spare time to studying. She attended the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145) and she graduated from New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School in 1986. She attended New York University for one year, before transferring to the University of Michigan, where she joined the Chi Omega sorority and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Asian Languages and Cultures. At one point, Liu worked as a waitress in Michigan.

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Lucy Liu -- Bulletproof Vest for LAPD Tour of Inner City

Lucy Liu
Bulletproof Vest for LAPD Tour of Inner City

Lucy Liu got some real life experience in the roughest parts of L.A. -- strapping on body armor for an LAPD ride-along ... all to prepare for a new role as a police officer.Law enforcement sources… READ MORE >

Charlie's Angels Swallowed Whole

Charlie's Angels
Swallowed Whole

Demi Moore and Lucy Liu -- both Charlie girls in the film series -- could barely walk to the Zac Posen show in Bryant Park last night, after becoming engulfed by snapping paparazzi. Other celebs… READ MORE >

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The Z List - This Week's Biggest Losers 03/17/07

The Z List
This Week's Biggest Losers 03/17/07

On this weekend's edition of "60 Minutes," Simon Cowell tells Anderson Cooper that he regrets saying no to a Hollywood couple who wanted to pay him $100,000 for a private critique of their bedroom… READ MORE >

- 2592 days ago
Lucy Liu's Humdrum Lunch

Lucy Liu's
Humdrum Lunch

Lucy Liu was spotted yesterday, having lunch with a friend at Wild Oats Cafe in Los Angeles. Had the trained eye of the paparazzi not been around, the usually glamorous actress might have gone… READ MORE >

- 2711 days ago
'Lucky Number Slevin' Stars Speak

'Lucky Number Slevin' Stars
Speak

EXTRA's' Tanika Ray had a chance to sit down recently with Josh Hartnett and Lucy Liu about their new film, 'Lucky Number Slevin.'Josh opens up with Tanika about how he's not really so good in… READ MORE >

- 2947 days ago
Star Catcher on Both Coasts

Star Catcher
On Both Coasts

Marcia Cross stopped to spend time with fans outside of 'The Late Show with David Letterman,' and 'EXTRA' was there. Across midtown Manhattan, TMZ caught Bruce Willis (not stopping to talk to… READ MORE >

- 2951 days ago
'Lucky Number Slevin' Premieres in NYC

'Lucky Number Slevin'
Premieres in NYC

Josh Hartnett shirtless, Lucy Liu as the sexy girlfriend, Sir Ben Kingsley as an intense crime boss... all three are talking about their latest crime and redemption caper, 'Lucky Number Slevin,'… READ MORE >

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