Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Lucy Liu

Actress, Artist, Advocate, Director, and Producer

Lucy Liu is a critically acclaimed actress who has starred in film, television and on Broadway. Most recently, Liu was seen in Disney’s STRANGE WORLD, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Gabrielle Union and Dennis Quaid, and also starred in the highly-anticipated Warner Bros/DCEU sequel, SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS, as the God Kalypso, opposite Helen Mirren and Zachary Levi. Next she will be seen in Netflix’s limited series A MAN IN FULL opposite Diane Lane and Jeff Daniels, and recently wrapped production on Amazon’s holiday adventure film RED ONE, opposite Dawyne Johnson and Chris Evans.

In 2019, Liu starred in the dark comedic series, WHY WOMEN KILL, created by Marc Cherry. An anthology series for CBS All Access and Imagine Television Studios, the show examined how the roles of women have changed over the course of many decades, but how their reaction to betrayal has not. Liu also recently lent her voice to the “The Duel,” the first episode of the Disney+ series STAR WARS: VISIONS, and appeared in CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and Netflix’s DEATH TO 2021.

For seven seasons, Liu starred in the highly praised drama series ELEMENTARY on CBS as “Dr. Joan Watson” alongside Jonny Lee Miller as “Sherlock Holmes”. In 2013, Liu’s portrayal of Watson earned her a Teen Choice Award. Liu can also be seen on Hulu’s third season of DIFFICULT PEOPLE.

In 2012, Liu joined the cast of the critically acclaimed series SOUTHLAND, produced by John Wells, starring Michael Cudlitz, Regina King and Ben McKenzie. Her portrayal of “Officer Jessica Tang” won a 2012 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series and a 2013 NAACP nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Liu was nominated for the NAACP award for Outstanding Actress for her starring role in the December 2010 Lifetime Network romantic comedy, MARRY ME. Liu also appeared as the unforgettable “Ling Woo” in the hit Fox series, ALLY MCBEAL, a role for which she earned an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has also appeared in starring roles on the hit series CASHMERE MAFIA and DIRTY SEXY MONEY.

Liu stars in the Netflix rom-com hit film, SET IT UP, co-starring Taye Diggs, Glenn Powell and Zoey Deutch, directed by Claire Scanlon. Previous films include: CHARLIE’S ANGELS, CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, KILL BILL, CHICAGO, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, DETACHMENT, EAST FIFTH BLISS, SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU and many others.

Liu voices the role of Lady Sagami in the 2015 Academy Award Nominated film The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, produced by Frank Marshall and directed by Jamie Simone from an adaptation by Mike Jones. Variety calls the film a “visionary tour de force”. Liu is also the voice of “Viper” in the trilogy for Paramount’s animated smash hit KUNG FU PANDA and as “Silvermist” in Tinkerbell’s LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST.

As director, Liu debuted in 2014 with ELEMENTARY, and has completed seven episodes since. Other series include the Season 2 Premiere episode of Netflix and Marvel’s LUKE CAGE, USA’s drama GRACELAND, LAW & ORDER: SVU and WHY WOMEN KILL. In 2006, the critically acclaimed film FREEDOM’S FURY premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival, marking Liu’s debut as a producer. She has also produced the short documentary, REDLIGHT as well as co-directed and produced, a short docu-drama, MEENA, based on a chapter from the New York Times bestseller, HALF THE SKY by authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Liu, a Board of Trustee member for the American Theatre Wing, made her Broadway debut in March 2010, in the Tony Award-winning play GOD OF CARNAGE, starring as “Annette” in a cast that included Jeff Daniels, Dylan Baker and Janet McTeer. Liu is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

In 2006, Liu was awarded a Women’s World Award for her outstanding humanitarian work, presented to her by former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and sponsored by the World Award organization headed by former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev. Other recognitions of her humanitarian work include the 2008 Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award and the 2016 Harvard Artist of the Year Award given by the Harvard Foundation for her involvement with UNICEF and her body of work.

Additional accolades honoring her work include a 2012 New York Women in Film & Television Muse Award, the prestigious Best Drama Actress Award at the Seoul International Drama Awards in 2013 and three People’s Choice Award nominations. In 2019, Liu was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.