Lucy Liu is an American actress who has established herself as one of the prominent Hollywood's leading stars. She is best known for her work in movies such as Payback, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Kill Bill, Set It Up, etc. Liu has also appeared in several television shows in a leading role. She has also won several awards and accolades.
Lucy was born on December 2, 1968, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, the U.S. The 51-year-old actress has Chinese ancestry and belongs to Asian-American nationality. Her mother, Cecilia, was a biochemist, while her father, Tom Liu, was a civil engineer. She has two older siblings, a brother named John and a sister, Jenny. Further, her parents migrated from Taiwan to New York.
A Single Parent by Choice!
There are lots of celebrities who chose surrogacy for having a child. Similarly, Lucy welcomed her son Rockwell Lloyd Liu in August 2015 via surrogate. She announced the news via social media.
Following the birth of her son, many people were concerned about the father. However, in a statement with Yahoo Celebrity, she said:
“I’m a single mother who had a baby through a gestational carrier, and I know that people had opinions about how it was done. And I think it’s really important that people also embrace that it’s not about those details, it’s about how you carry on from the point of having your child and loving your family.”
So why did Liu wait so long to have a child? Well, the actress has been working with UNICEF for over a decade. She once said that due to her passion for work, the idea of starting a family never occurred. However, Lucy wanted to embrace motherhood. Therefore, at the age of 46, she gave birth to a boy.
Not only Lucy, but several women in Hollywood became a mother in their late 40s. For example, actress Laura Linney gave birth at 49.
Lucy has never been Married
The beautiful actress has been in romantic relationships in the past. She dated several men but never tied the knot. She was once engaged to American writer and director, Zach Helm, in 2004. However, the former couple split their ways without mentioning any reason.
Afterward, Lucy fell in love with actor Will McCormack. They dated from 2004 until 2007. As per sources, Liu's relationship with Israeli-American tycoon Noam Gottesman was very serious. She wanted to make Noam her husband, but things didn't work out. They briefly dated in 2014. Since then, Liu has been single, and currently, she is busy raising her son.
The Southland actress Lucy Liu has a net worth of $16 million as per celebritynetworth. The primary source of her income comes purely from her acting career. As per sources, Liu earns an average of $130,000-$250,000 per episode for her roles in television shows. Actress Claire Danes also earns similarly.
Some of the movies in which Lucy appeared has collected excellent revenues at the Box-Office. Here take a look:
|2000||Shanghai Noon||$100.5 million|
|2000||Charlie's Angels||$264.1 million|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||$259.1 million|
|2003||Kill Bill: Volume 1||$180.9 million|
|2008||Kung Fu Panda||$631.7 million|
|2016||Kung Fu Panda 3||$521.2 million|
|2018||Sherlock Gnomes||$90.5 million|
Apart from being an actress, Lucy is a director and visual artist as well. Her directorial debut is a documentary film called, Meena. Similarly, she has also directed some of the episodes of television series, Elementary, Graceland, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Luke Cage, etc. As a visual artist, Lucy's first national museum exhibition took place in Singapore in 2019.
Charity and Philanthropy
Lucy is passionate about social work, and she works with several organizations. For the past ten years, she has been an ambassador for UNICEF. She speaks for women's rights, child rights, and is the supporter of marriage equality.
In 2006, she donated the share of her profits from an art show to the UNICEF. In 2010, she became the spokesperson for a fundraiser campaign to help breast cancer patients.