LUCY LIU (Alex) most recently starred opposite Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson as a kidnapped princess rescued by Chan's Chinese Imperial Guard in the Old West actioner, Shanghai Noon. Liu's recent film credits also include her memorable role as a dominatrix opposite Mel Gibson in last year's box-office hit Payback and her sassy starring role with Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson in Touchstone Pictures' Play It To The Bone.
On television, Liu continues to star as the litigious Ling Woo in the hit Fox series "Ally McBeal." This immensely popular role has brought Liu a great deal of industry recognition and fan support. She was recently nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series at this year's SAG Awards.
Other lead television credits include her 1997 starring role with Rhea Pearlman and Malcolm McDowell in the CBS sitcom "Pearl." Liu has also made guest appearances on "ER," "High Incident," "Coach," "NYPD Blue," "L.A. Law," "Michael Hayes" and "The X Files." Her national theater credits include "M. Butterfly," "Redwood Curtain" and "Numb."
A native of New York, Liu attended NYU and later majored in Asian Languages and Culture at the University of Michigan. During her senior year, she auditioned for a student theater production of Andre Gregory's adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland." Hoping to be cast in a supporting role, Liu was instead cast as the lead. Her acting career was born.
Liu is also a skilled mixed media artist whose work has been shown in major exhibits on both coasts. Her work first premiered at the Cast Iron Gallery in New York City in 1993. The exhibit led to an art grant from a corporation that sent her to China where she took photos that formed the basis of her successful second exhibit in Venice, California in 1997.
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