Lucy Liu has been a superstar for more than two decades. She gained fame after playing the vicious and rude Ling Woo in the television series, Ally McBeal, in the late 90s. She may not be the most famous woman in the fold but she has set the bar for a long time now, and there is no denying that not many female stars can measure up to her success as a screen actress, voice actress, director, and artist.
The following is not just a highlight of how she became one of the best talents in the film industry, but also a breakdown of some of the personal facts you need to know about her.
Lucy Liu’s Bio (Ethnicity)
Lucy was born on December 2, 1968, to Cecilia and Tom Liu. She was born and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, a neighborhood that harbored multiple races. She lived with her two older siblings, a brother named Alex and sister Jenny. Her parents are from Beijing and Shanghai but moved from Taiwan before finally meeting in New York. The couple worked extremely hard to ensure that their children didn’t lack financially with Cecilia working as a biochemist and Tom as a trained civil engineer who sold digital clock pens.
Lucy attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and finished at Stuyvesant High School. She furthered in New York University but later transferred to the University of Michigan where she majored in Chinese Philosophy and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages and cultures. She also attended New York Studio School for drawing, painting, and sculpture between 2004 and 2006.
After school, she worked as a waitress for a while before being discovered by a talent agent in 1990. She started with commercials and stage acting before landing small roles and finally making it to the big screen. The actress has since shown fortitude and enviable talent. She has effortlessly navigated from film acting and voice acting to directing and artistry which is something quite inspiring.
Lucy Liu has been featured in many reality TV shows and films. Some of her well-known films include Payback and Ally McBeal which she played in the early stage of her career, Charlie’s Angels released in 2000, Sex and The City in 2001, Brainstorm in 2002, and Kill Bill. Her role in Kill Bill earned her an MTV Award for Best Movie Villain.
Lucy began her directorial career in 2011 with the movie titled Meena, which was based on a true-life story. She directed some episodes of Elementary and an episode of Graceland. Her knowledge of visual artistry has equally been put into great use with her hosting many art gallery shows displaying her collage, photography, and paintings while using the proceeds for charitable purposes.
Her Net Worth
Over the years, Lucy Liu has proven that she is not just a pretty face for the screen but that she can also run things behind the scenes as a film director. She also handles visual artistry, so it is not hard to understand why she is making tons of money outside acting. Her net worth is estimated at $16 million.
Son, Husband or Boyfriend, Is Lucy Liu Married?
Plenty of stars are single parents by choice but not many have gone the same route as Lucy Liu. The last thing the actress wants is to follow the crowd or do what’s most prevalent especially when it comes to parenting. Deliberately, she became a single parent and the interesting thing about her case is that divorce or broken affair wasn’t what led to it.
Yes, you read it right, she has never been married and doesn’t have a husband. However, she has a son named Rockwell Lloyd Liu. He was born through a gestational surrogate and he is biologically related to her. According to her, the decision was best for her at the time given that she didn’t need any distraction that will impact on her career.
Liu is stunning and not many men can resist her level of beauty. But it remains a wonder why she doesn’t want to get hitched. Well, even though she is apparently not ready for commitment, she has been linked romantically to a man named Noam Gottesman. He is said to be an Israeli-American and a hedge fund billionaire. According to reports, they have been together for over 5 years. However, there is no much information about the affair.
Height – How Tall Is She?
Liu has a nice body frame though she is not very tall. She is only 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 50 kg. Her body measurements which include her bust, waist, and hips measure 34, 23, and 34 inches respectively.