Lucy Alexis Liu (* December 2 1968 in Queens , New York ) is an American actress of Chinese descent. Her Chinese name is Liu Yuling (刘玉玲).Lucy Liu was born in Queens and grew up with her parents, immigrants from China, a Bauingienier and a biochemist with her brother, Alex Liu in Jackson Heights. In her parents’ house was only Mandarin speaking and learned the English after the age of five. Her parents urged her to study, they also pursued later. Liu previously attended the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School in 1986 and reached their conclusion at the prestigious Stuyvesant High School . She then attended for one year the New York University and then moved to the University of Michigan . There she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Asian languages and cultures from. During her studies in Michigan, earned Liu as waitress money.
Her hobbies include mountaineering , skiing and riding . In addition, she likes to play accordion .
Under the name of Yu Ling is also active as a painter.  Lucy Liu speaks English and Mandarin , Italian , Spanish and Japanese . 
She lives with her brother and his wife in New York.
Liu’s acting career began in 1989 when they play a role for the University of Michigan product information Alice in Wonderland in the final year auditioned.
Lucy Liu’s acting career began in 1991, where she was seen in an episode of the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 as Courtney . Then followed a supporting role in the production chiniesischen Ban zong heng out in 1992. Then came roles in TV series like LA Law – LA Law, processes , where they were as Mai Lin saw. In the American sitcom Coach with Craig T. Nelson and Jerry Van Dyke in the lead roles, she was in an episode the role of a colleague. As one onlooker saw them in 1995 on the show Listen, Improvement with Tim Allen in the lead role. That same year she received a role in the fantasy television series Hercules (played by Kevin Sorbo ) and in the drama Bang .
In the hospital drama ER embodied Lucy Liu, the doctor -Mei Sun Loew in three episodes. As a result, Genesis of the action series Nash Bridges she was seen alongside Don Johnson . As a result, hell money , the sci-fi series The X Files , she was seen as Kim Hsin together with David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully on camera. In the sports drama from Cameron Crowe Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger in the lead roles, you could see Lucy Liu with Ivana Milicevic and Emily Procter in a scene. As Cee-Cee , she received a small role in the film Gridlock’d with Tupac Shakur and Thandie Newton in the lead roles. Then she made a guest appearance in the series New York Cops – NYPD Blue . In the thriller City of Industry , by director John Irvin ‘s 1997, Liu was seen alongside Harvey Keitel and Famke Janssen . Then she got the role of Amy Lee in the sitcom Pearl , which she embodied in 22 episodes. Thus it was known to American audiences for, and received larger roles. The role of the lawyer Ling in the television series Ally McBeal , helped her to become even more popular. For the efforts she has been with the ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for awards and other prizes.
In 1999 she played with in five productions. Thus one saw it as Pearl alongside Mel Gibson and Maria Bello in Payback , then they were seen as girls in a toy store in True Crime by and with Clint Eastwood . In the film comedy The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human , represents Liu’s girlfriend Carmen Electra and Molly by director John Duigan is as Brenda to see. In Knocked Out , with Antonio Banderas , Woody Harrelson and Tom Sizemore , it embodies Lia .
In 2000, she established herself on the canvas for the movie Shanghai Noon , as Princess Pei Pei, alongside Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson , it was Blockbuster Entertainment Award as best supporting actress in an action movie . and as an angel, Alex Munday , from three Charlie’s Angels alongside Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore . With the series was filming her and got the breakthrough with her colleagues a Blockbuster Entertainment Award and an MTV Movie Award as Best Action Team . In addition, Liu was a Best Supporting Actress at the Saturn Awards Nominees.
Alongside Antonio Banderas, she won the lead role in ballistic , in 2002. The following year she played one more time, one of the “Three Angels” in the continuation of three Charlie’s Angels – Full Throttle . She embodied by the Quentin Tarantino two-part film, Kill Bill , the killer O-Ren Ishii , the end of the film by Beatrix Kiddo (played Duch Uma Thurman ) is killed. The second part is only seen in flashbacks.
In 2004, it is in three consecutive episodes as a guest star in the American sitcom Joey (played by Matt LeBlanc ) to see Beck as Lauren. The next year, embodies a Bluthänderlin Lucy in the film drama 3 Neeld . In the same year they are seen alongside Keira Knightley (as Domino Harvey ) and Mickey Rourke (as Ed Mosbey ). In Paul McGuigan’s thriller Lucky Number Slevin (with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman ), Liu embodied the girlfriend of the main character Slevin Kelevra ( Josh Hartnett ). In the sequel to Mulan , she gave the Princess Mei, her voice.
In the action comedy Code Name: The Cleaner Liu portrays an FBI agent and was not only an actress involved in this project, but also as a producer. Cedric the Entertainer plays the male lead and as producer was also involved. In the series Ugly Betty , they then had a guest appearance as Grace Chin in two episodes. In Rise , the vampire she portrayed a reporter was bitten by one and then Vampierjägerin is. In the attorney television series Dirty Sexy Money , she played from 2008 to 2009, the attorney Nola Lyons in thirteen episodes.
In the film, in 2008 she was seen in two comedies, A Life Less Ordinary as Violet (with Cillian Murphy ) and The Year of Getting to Know Us as Anne alongside Sharon Stone and Tom Arnold . That same year she gave the snake Viper in Kung Fu Panda and then the elf Silver Wind from Tinker Bell (and in the sequel in 2009) her voice.