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Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

You honestly didn’t think we’d feature Maggie Q and not pay homage to the ever gorgeous Lucy Liu, did you?

Lucy Liu, an award-winning actress, has appeared in both studio and independent films, on television and on Broadway. She is also a director and an artist and continues to be a Unicef Ambassador, advocating for children’s health and protection since 2004.

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Liu graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1986 and enrolled in New York University; discouraged by the “dark and sarcastic” atmosphere of NYU, however, she transferred to the University of Michigan after her freshman year. She graduated from UM with a degree in Asian Languages and Cultures, managing to squeeze in some additional training in dance, voice, fine arts, and acting. Liu first appeared on the big screen as an ex-girlfriend in Jerry Maguire (1996) (she had previously filmed a scene in the indie Bang (1995), but it was shelved for two years). She then waded through a series of supporting parts in small films before landing her big break on Ally McBeal (1997).

When Liu isn’t burning up Broadway or the silver screen, she is busy working as an artist, director, and working to protect this nations children. Sexy and humanitarian. Is there anything she can’t do?

Lucy Liu

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