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Born: December 2, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


In addition to her acting, Liu has a successful career as a visual artist, her mixed media compositions frequently on display in galleries in New York and Los Angeles. In 1994, she was given a grant to study in China based on her show at SoHo's Cast Iron Gallery. The time immersed in Chinese culture changed her approach to art and activism.

Liu on Ling Woo, her character on "Ally McBeal": "I'm kind of getting into a place where I can actually be--it sounds a little strange--sexual as a woman and as a minority. And that's really unusual. I think that's really kind of exciting for me."

To critics who assert that the exotic and often malicious Ling Woo feeds into American popular stereotyping and fetishizing of the Asian-American woman, Liu replied: "What stereotype am I perpetuating? I haven't done anything that I feel is anything like that. I think people think too PC about everything." --From Boston Herald, March 12, 1999.

"One reason I decided to pick up martial arts was because I was so sick of people saying, 'Do you know kung fu?' Now I can say, 'Yes I do.'"-Lui People October 21, 2002

Lucy was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004

"I try to keep my personal life private," says Liu, "because then I can be whatever I am supposed to be on film. People have said, 'Wow, you are such a bitch!' and I say, 'Thank you.'"---Liu to People May 10, 2004

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