Date of Birth: 2 December 1968
Lucy Liu biography:
As her family spoke Mandarin Chinese at home, she did not learn English until the age of 5. Graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with a degree in Asian languages and cultures. Graduated from New York's prestigious Stuyvesant High School (1986). Attended New York University for a year. Her mother is a biochemist, her father works as a civil engineer. Grew up in the Jackson Heights section of Queens County, New York. Was the first Asian-American female to host "Saturday Night Live" (1975). She once worked as an aerobics instructor. Plays the accordion. Practices rock climbing, skiing and horseback riding. Auditioned for a role in Shanghai Knights (2003), but lost out to Fann Wong. Is an initiated sister of Chi Omega Sorority. Announced that she plans on marrying Zach Helm, her boyfriend of one year (April 2004). Shares a birthday with Britney Spears Mentioned in Outkast's hit "Hey Ya". Good friends with Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore since Charlie's Angels (2000) One of the guests at Ashton Kutcher's and Demi Moore's wedding in 2005. Graduated Stuyvesant High School the same year as Yelba Osorio and Zorikh Lequidre. Is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English, Italian, Spanish and a little Japanese. Is close friends with her "Pearl" (1996) co-star Rhea Perlman and her husband Danny DeVito Ranked #56 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement (2005). Auditioned for the role of Elektra in Daredevil (2003), but lost out to Jennifer Garner. Ranked #79 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement (2006). Lives in New York with her brother Alex Liu and his wife. Has had gallery exhibitions, showing her collage, paintings and photography. Was named a U.S. Fund for UNICEF Ambassador (2005). Considers herself multitasking. Chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as one of the "100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time" (ranked #51). Speaks 6 languages.