Lucy Liu

Lucy Alexis Liu (born Lucy Liu; December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer and artist. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Liu's film work includes starring as one of the heroines in Charlie's Angels (2000), portraying O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill (2003), and starring roles in the main casts of Payback (1999), Chicago (2002), and the animated film series Kung Fu Panda (2008–present) portraying the character Master Viper. In 2008, she starred in an ABC comedy-drama, Cashmere Mafia, which ended after one abbreviated season. The show was one of only a few American television shows to have an Asian American series lead. In 2012, Liu joined the cast of the TNT series Southland in the recurring role of Jessica Tang, for which she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Guest Actress. She is currently co-starring in the Sherlock Holmes–inspired crime drama series Elementary as Joan Watson for which she won the Seoul International Drama Award for Best Actress, and voicing Silvermist in Disney's Tinker Bell film series. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lucy Liu, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on ...

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  John Stevenson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Jackie Chan

When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  John Stevenson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Jackie Chan

Chicago (2002)

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Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

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Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

3 Needles (2005)

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Fitzgerald
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Shawn Ashmore  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Stockard Channing

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Fitzgerald
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Shawn Ashmore  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Stockard Channing

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wych Kaosayananda
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Lucy Liu  •  Gregg Henry  •  Ray Park

Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wych Kaosayananda
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Lucy Liu  •  Gregg Henry  •  Ray Park

Charlie's Angels (2000)

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Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Lucy Liu  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Bill Murray

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Lucy Liu  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Bill Murray

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Lucy Liu  •  Bernie Mac

The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Lucy Liu  •  Bernie Mac

Domino (2005)

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The story of the life of Domino Harvey, who abandoned her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Delroy Lindo

The story of the life of Domino Harvey, who abandoned her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Delroy Lindo

Gridlock'd (1997)

After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Tim Roth  •  Thandie Newton  •  Charles Fleischer

After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Tim Roth  •  Thandie Newton  •  Charles Fleischer

Jerry Maguire (1996)

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Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent—willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he's really doing. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Kelly Preston

Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent—willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he's really doing. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Kelly Preston

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

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An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

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Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Bruce Willis  •  Lucy Liu  •  Morgan Freeman

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Bruce Willis  •  Lucy Liu  •  Morgan Freeman

Payback (1999)

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gregg Henry  •  Maria Bello

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gregg Henry  •  Maria Bello

Shanghai Noon (2000)

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Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, and tries to spring the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lucy Liu  •  Xander Berkeley

Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, and tries to spring the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lucy Liu  •  Xander Berkeley

Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

Cedric the Entertainer plays Jake, a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants. When he finds himself entangled in a government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers become convinced that he is an undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Lucy Liu  •  Nicollette Sheridan  •  Mark Dacascos

Cedric the Entertainer plays Jake, a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants. When he finds himself entangled in a government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers become convinced that he is an undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Lucy Liu  •  Nicollette Sheridan  •  Mark Dacascos

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)

David Hyde Pierce, playing an alien (credited as infinity-cubed in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late-20th century American city as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Abugov
CAST:  Carmen Electra  •  Mackenzie Astin  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Lucy Liu

David Hyde Pierce, playing an alien (credited as infinity-cubed in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late-20th century American city as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Abugov
CAST:  Carmen Electra  •  Mackenzie Astin  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Lucy Liu

Tinker Bell (2008)

Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Raymond
CAST:  Mae Whitman  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Lucy Liu

Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Raymond
CAST:  Mae Whitman  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Lucy Liu

True Crime (1999)

Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Isaiah Washington  •  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Diane Venora

Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Isaiah Washington  •  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Diane Venora

Cypher (2002)

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincenzo Natali
CAST:  Jeremy Northam  •  Lucy Liu  •  Nigel Bennett  •  Timothy Webber

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincenzo Natali
CAST:  Jeremy Northam  •  Lucy Liu  •  Nigel Bennett  •  Timothy Webber

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

A young reporter (Lucy Liu) wakes up and realises that she is not alive anymore. She goes on a personal vendetta for a group a cultists that are responsible for her death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Gutiérrez
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Michael Chiklis  •  Carla Gugino  •  James D'Arcy

A young reporter (Lucy Liu) wakes up and realises that she is not alive anymore. She goes on a personal vendetta for a group a cultists that are responsible for her death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Gutiérrez
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Michael Chiklis  •  Carla Gugino  •  James D'Arcy
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