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Lucy Alexis Liu was born on 2 December 1968, in Queens, New York USA, to Chinese-born parents, and is an actress, film producer, model, photographer, painter and voice actress, probably still best known for her portrayal of the character Ling Woo in the TV popular series “Ally McBeal” around the turn of the century.
How rich is Lucy Liu? Sources state that as of 2015 Lucy Liu’s net worth is estimated to be $16 million, Lucy having gathered the majority of her wealth through her successful career as an actress, which began in the late 1980s.
Lucy Liu Net Worth $16 Million
Lucy Liu was educated at Stuyvesant High School, before studying at New York University, but finally earning her BA degree in Asian languages – she speaks six languages – at the University of Michigan, where she was discovered by an agent, and appeared in one commercial. She then auditioned for a supporting role in the University of Michigan’s production of “Alice in Wonderland”, but eventually was cast to play a leading role. Liu subsequently landed several roles in such series as “The X-Files” with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” with Kevin Sorbo and Michael Hurst. In 1998, Lucy Liu was cast in the comedy-drama television series “Ally McBeal”. At first considered to be only a temporary guest actress, Lucy Liu secured herself a permanent position in the show due to high audience ratings. For her role as Ling Woo, Lucy Liu was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.This show added considerably to Lucy’s net worth.
Even though Lucy Liu had already been publicly recognized, it was the role of Alex Munday in McG’s action comedy film “Charlie’s Angels” that became a peak of Liu’s career. The movie, starring Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, earned more than $125 million in the United States, and a total of $264 million worldwide. The sequel “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” was just as successful, earning $100 million in the US, and $259 million worldwide. This role helped Lucy Liu reach a wider audience, gain more recognition, and increase her net worth significantly.
During her following career, Lucy Liu has appeared in a variety of television series, as well as movies, including “King of the Hill”, “Game Over”, Rob Marshall’s “Chicago” with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere, “Detachment”, and “Secret of the Wings”. All contributed steadily to the growth of Lucy’s net worth. Currently, Lucy Liu stars as Joan Watson in an American crime drama series “Elementary” with Jonny Lee Miller and Aidan Quinn. The show has been well received by critics and the audience, and has already won many awards, such as Prism Awards, Seoul International Drama Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
In addition to her acting career, Lucy Liu is an artist and photographer, and from 2004 until 2006 attended the New York Studio School for drawing, painting, and sculpture. Liu has already presented her works consisting of collages, photographs and paintings in several galleries, and in 2006 held an art show, with shares of the profit being donated to UNICEF.
A multi-talented actress Lucy Liu is also an active supporter of charities. In 2001, Liu was a spokesman for the Lee National Denim Day, which supports breast cancer research, and in 2004 was appointed an ambassador for US Fund for UNICEF. Liu is also an active supporter of marriage equality and in 2011 became a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign.
In her personal life, Lucy Liu is unmarried – although she apparently planned to marry Zach Helm – but has a son born through surrogacy.