Chinese-American actor Lucy Liu
 Find out more about one of geekdom's favorite actors: Lucy Liu!

Recently my brother did a post on the 10 hottest Asian women of sci-fi, so she's in good company. Read on to find answers to common questions about her and see hot Lucy Liu pictures.

Lucy Liu's Ethnicity
Every time someone sees a pair of slanted eyes they assume they're Chinese. Shame on you. So, what's Lucy Liu's Ethnicity? Despite common misconceptions, Lucy Liu is American. Ok, she's Chinese-American. So, in this case, you'd be right to assume she's Chinese.

Her parent's, Cecelia and Tom, were immigrants from Beijing and Shanghai, China and met in New York. The 44-year-old was born December 2, 1968 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, United States.

Nevertheless she says, "Being Chinese, I grew up with racism all the time." Typical.

Lucy Liu Movies
One example of stereotyping is in her casting. Liu's been cast as an emotionless "Dragon Lady" (Ally McBeal), a martial arts star (Charlie's Angels, Kung Fu Panda, The Man with the Iron Fists and Kill Bill), and a mysterious woman with ties to the Chinese mafia (Payback).

"I wish people wouldn't just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion." Liu said in an interview, "People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. It [becomes], 'Well, she's too Asian', or, 'She's too American'. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It's a very strange place to be. You're not Asian enough and then you're not American enough, so it gets really frustrating."
The Man with the Iron Fists Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu Relationships
Is Lucy Liu married? Lucy Liu isn't married, but was engaged to Zach Helm. Who has been one of her boyfriends? Well, she's been linked to George Clooney, Will McCormack and Wladimir Klitschko. Now who's Lucy Liu's boyfriend? We have no idea. Lucy Liu is dating an unknown silver-haired guy in New York.

What do you think of Lucy Liu? Do you think she's stereotyped as an Asian Actor?

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Pat Dilloway said...

In Hollywood anyone who isn't white gets stereotyped.


You think about how far America has come in the last few decades. One would only assume that Hollywood would be far more tolerant than they are.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've never thought she was that attractive. However, the woman who played Boomer/Athena was very sexy, Michelle Yeoh is also attractive.

Tony Laplume said...

Well, now she's playing exactly the kind of role she's been hoping for, so good for Lucy!

Liesel Hill said...

She's never been a favorite of mine, but I base that on her acting skills. I'm sure it's difficult to deal with the way actors get pigeonholed, though. I sympathize.

MPax said...

I think she's a good actress. It's nice seeing more ethic groups on the television.

Yolanda Renee said...

I agree with David Walston. Truly a shame - but I think she's wonderful - I love watching her, no matter the role. Kill Bill - awesome!!!!!! One of my favorites!

John Garrett said...

I always loved seeing Lucy Liu on screen. Don't forget to plug her show "Elementary". She's awesome on there and it's not a stereotypical "Asian" role. Playing Watson alongside Sherlock Holmes is definitely a great part.

jervaise brooke hamster said...

I want to bugger Lucy Liu (as the bird was in 1986 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

teddy crescendo said...

I cant believe Lucy Liu is pushing 45 (the bird is the same age as Pauline Hickey ! ! !).


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