Lucy Liu

Actor / Model

Born: 2 December 1968
Birthplace: Queens, New York
Best known as: O-Ren Ishii in the movie Kill Bill
Lucy Liu shot to stardom in 1998 as the stylish and malicious Ling Woo, a regular on TV's Ally McBeal. Liu, also a model for Revlon, went on to a successful run in movie roles, including 2000's Shanghai Noon (with Jackie Chan), Charlie's Angels (2000, with Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz) and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill (2003, starring Uma Thurman). Her feature films since then haven't found big audiences, but Liu works steadily in films and on television, where she has landed roles on TV in Ugly Betty (in 2007, starring America Ferrera), Cashmere Mafia (2008) and Dirty Sexy Money (2008, starring Donald Sutherland). Her films include Lucky Number Slevin (2006, opposite Josh Hartnett), Watching the Detectives (2007, with Cillian Murphy) and Kung Fu Panda (2008, starring Jack Black).
Extra credit: Liu is the voice of snowboarder Elise in the popular video game SSX Tricky.

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