Lucy Liu is a popular American actress who is also into voice acting and direction. She is best known for her role in Ally McBeal. She was one of the Charlie’s Angels and played roles in the movies like Kill Bill, Chicago, Payback and likewise. As far as the TV series goes, she was part of Cashmere Mafia, Southland and currently playing the role of Joan Watson in Sherlock Holmes series. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Lucy Liu in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Lucy Liu was born on 2nd December 1968 in Queens, New York. Her father was a civil engineer, and her mother was a biochemist. Her parents originally lived in Beijing and then Shanghai before moving to Taiwan and finally in New York. She had a diverse neighbor and learned Mandarin while growing up. Lucy learnt the martial art as a hobby and attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and Stuyvesant High School. She has a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages and cultures.
In 2004, Lucy Liu got engaged to Zach Helm. However, the couple soon called it off. She has been in a long-term relationship with actor Will McCormack since 2004. She was previously known to be in a relationship with popular actor George Clooney. There were also reports that Liu has hooked up with Wladimir Klitschko. She has a son by the name Rockwell Lloyd Liu born through a gestational surrogate. She is a single mother. In 1991, she underwent surgery for breast cancer. She can speak in two languages and has studied various religions.
Career, Award & Nominations
At the age of 21, Lucy Liu appeared in a commercial. Then she appeared in the theatre production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. In 1991, she appeared in an episode of the television series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’. In the 1990s, she appeared in many television shows like ‘ER’, ‘Coach’, ‘Pearl’, and ‘The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest’. From 1998 to 2002, the actress was seen as Ling Woo in ‘Ally McBeal’. This made her win the Screen Actors Guild Award and receive nominations for the Primetime Emmys and NAACP Image Award.
In 2010, Liu was seen in the television miniseries ‘Marry Me’. Her other TV credits include ‘Elementary’, ‘Pixie Hollow Bake Off’, ‘Afro Samurai: Resurrection’, ‘Cashmere Mafia’, ‘Game Over’, and ‘Dirty Sexy Money’. She made her movie debut in 1992. In the ‘90s, the actress starred in films like ‘Bang’, ‘Love Kills’, ‘True Crime’, and ‘Molly’. In 2000, Liu was seen in the film ‘Shanghai Noon’. This made her win the Blockbuster Entertainment Award. The following year, she was seen in ‘Charlie’s Angels’. She went on to receive the MTV Movie Award for the role. In 2002, she starred in the critically acclaimed film ‘Chicago’. She received several nominations for the role.
Liu has also received many other awards and nominations and has acted in several films like, ‘Nomads’, ‘Mulan II’, ‘Future World’, and ‘Domino’. She has voiced in a number of films including ‘Kung Fu Panda’, ‘Secret of the Wings’, ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, and ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’. She has served as the producer of the films ‘Redlight’ and ‘Code Name: The Cleaner’. She is very talented and has also worked as a director. She has directed the 2011 short film called ‘Meena’ and four episodes of the TV series ‘Elementary’. Apart from this, she has voiced in several video games, and her artwork has been displayed in several exhibitions.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a mid-card actress? Well, she managed to accumulate a net worth of over $18 million throughout her career so far. She has been leading co-actress and supporting actress in so many movies and TV series which helped her to get such a wealth. Besides, she has been a voice actress for video games and animated movies. Not just that, her artworks were sold in high values.
Lucy Liu is more into direction these days though she is taking up supporting roles in movies and TV series. She is actively involved in Charity works and takes part in several campaigns.