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Lucy Liu stars in "Kung Fu Panda 2" as the voice of Viper, reprising the role from the original movie.

Lucy Liu has found both critical and commercial success in film, television, and on Broadway. On television, Liu is best known as the unforgettable Ling Woo in the hit Fox series, "Ally McBeal," a role for which she scored a 1999 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as winning a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series the same year. She was nominated for another SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2000. She also starred in ABC's "Cashmere Mafia" and guest-starred on "Ugly Betty," "Sex & the City" and "Joey," and has lent her voice to such animated series as "The Simpsons," "Futurama" and "King of the Hill."

Liu's blossoming film career was thrust into over-drive when she starred with Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore in Columbia Tri-Star's blockbuster hit, "Charlie's Angels," and its sequel, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Liu's standing was further solidified when she starred opposite Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's critically acclaimed film for Miramax, "Kill Bill: Volume I." More recently, Liu was seen in the comedy "Code Name: The Cleaner" with co-star Cedric the Entertainer. In smaller release, she was also seen in "3 Needles," a three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis.



Liu made her Broadway debut in March 2010 in the Tony Award-winning play "God of Carnage," starring opposite Jeff Daniels, Dylan Baker, and Janet McTeer. She also made her directorial debut in 2010, helming the film adaptation of the best-selling novel "Half the Sky" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Other film credits for Liu include "Lucky Number Slevin," opposite Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley; Tony Scott's "Domino"; opposite Jackie Chan in Universal's hit comedy "Shanghai Noon"; opposite Mel Gibson in "Payback"; with Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson in Touchstone Pictures' "Play It to the Bone"; another role opposite Banderas in the action-thriller "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever," and a cameo role in the Oscar-winning "Chicago." Liu made her debut as producer with "Freedom's Fury," a documentary on the 1956 Olympic semifinal water polo match between Hungary and Russia. Held in Australia, the match occurred as Russian forces were in Budapest, stamping out a popular revolt. Liu has also signed a deal to executive-produce and star in a contemporary big-screen version of "Charlie Chan" for Twentieth Century Fox.

A native New Yorker, Liu attended NYU and later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Asian languages and cultures from the University of Michigan. During her senior year at Michigan, she auditioned for a student theater production of Andre Gregory's adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland." Hoping to be cast in a supporting role, she was instead cast as the lead.

In 2005 Liu was appointed Ambassador for UNICEF. Her devoted work with UNICEF has taken her to the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan to visit with survivors of the October 8, 2005 earthquake. To witness the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and communities, she traveled to Lesotho in August 2005, and to the Republic of Congo to bring awareness of the tragic consequences of long-running civil war on the children of that region.



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Age: 45 years old
Birthday: December 2, 1968
Height: 5' 3"
Full Name / Real Name: Lucy Alexis Liu
Birthplace: Queens, NY





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