Lucy Liu Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lucy Liu net worth is
$16 Million

Lucy Liu Wiki Biography

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.

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Full Name Liu Zhongtian
Net Worth $16 Million
Date Of Birth December 2, 1968
Place Of Birth Jackson Heights
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m)
Weight 109 lbs
Profession Actor, Film Producer, Model, Artist, Photographer, Painter, Voice Actor, Visual Artist
Education Stuyvesant High School, Joseph Pulitzer Middle School, New York University, University of Michigan
Nationality American
Spouse Zhang Zetian
Children Rockwell Lloyd
Parents Cecilia Liu, Tom Liu
Siblings John Liu, Jenny Liu
Nicknames Lucy Alexis Liu , Lucy Lui
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstand…
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress, MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence, Teen Choice Award for Choice His…
Movies Kill Bill Volume 1, The Man with the Iron Fists, Shanghai Noon, Lucky Number Slevin, Rise: Blood Hunter, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Payback, Code Name: The Cleaner, Play It to the Bone, Charlie’s Angels, Kung Fu Panda 3, Gridlock’d, The Trouble with Bliss, Detachment…
TV Shows Elementary, Ally McBeal, Cashmere Mafia, Southland, Dirty Sexy Money, Maya & Miguel, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Game Over, High Incident, Hotel Malibu, Marry Me, Ben & Izzy, Michael Hayes, Pearl, I Love the ’70s, HBO First Look, Dellaventura, HypaSpace
Title Salary
Elementary (2012) $130,000 per episode (2013-2014)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) $5,500,000
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) $4,000,000
Charlie’s Angels (2000) $1,000,000
Shanghai Noon (2000) $2,500,000
# Quote
1 ‘Cause you know, everyone has a tattoo, like everybody. I’m trying to be different.
2 I never stopped and thought, “I want a career like this person or that person,” not just because of the limitations of being Asian-American, but because of the importance of understanding that you’re on your individual path, and there are different crossroads and different journeys… I don’t know where mine’s going to take me, but I have absolute confidence that it’s the right direction.
3 [on dealing with so many ‘dead bodies’ on ‘Elementary’] You become a little jaded. We had someone posing as a dead person we find in a dumpster. She got all the prosthetics on her face to make her look dehydrated, like she’s been there for a while. She’s been in makeup for three hours, but she’s in there eating a breakfast burrito.
4 [on playing a female version of the “Dr. Watson” character in Elementary (2012)] I think flawed characters, having a history and a mysterious past, are always going to keep the audience engaged. Naturally, the connection between the two of them [i.e. with “Sherlock Holmes”] is his oddities and, you know, his inability to be as stable as most people would like to be. She’s just as unstable, but not as obvious, because she’s trying to distract her own problems with his problems.
5 I try to believe like I believed when I was five…when my heart told me everything I needed to know.
6 It’s really taking a while but I do think it’s becoming more acceptable to cast Asians in roles that weren’t originally slated for someone who is Asian, which is so great.
7 Producing is like pushing jello up a hill on a hot day.
8 Martial arts are art forms and require a great deal of discipline and dedication. I so admire people who focus their lives on it, because it’s not an easy thing to do.
9 I’m so proud of my heritage, but yes, I think there’s always a danger when people put you on a pedestal. Especially when you’re just trying to live your life and pursue your dreams. The intention is not to represent Asian Americans, but to be an Asian American who is working as an actress. People often confuse the two. When you are “representing,” you have the burden of some people projecting their hopes onto you. This can eventually lead to a certain amount of disappointment. I strive to not deny myself experiences that open up to me. I hope to live without looking back in regret. If people want to join me on the ride, then I’m happy to have them along.
10 [about Ally McBeal (1997)] It’s so much fun playing her [Ling], but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I’m going to bite their heads off or something.
11 Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend.
12 I grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens, with no money. I was taught not to take anything for granted. If you are too busy being a diva or a freak, then you are not enjoying it.
# Fact
1 She is depicted in an episode of Futurama (1999).
2 Very involved in the plight of pediatric AIDS in Africa.
3 (August 27, 2015) Welcomed her 1st child, a son named Rockwell Lloyd Liu, who had been born via a gestational surrogate.
4 Award of Merit for voice-over in “The No Name Painting Association” at the Best Shorts Competition 2013.
5 Speaks 6 languages.
6 Chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as one of the “100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time” (ranked #51).
7 Considers herself multitasking.
8 Was named a U.S. Fund for UNICEF Ambassador (2005).
9 Has had gallery exhibitions, showing her collage, paintings and photography.
10 Lives in New York with her brother Alex Liu and his wife.
11 Ranked #79 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement (2006).
12 Auditioned for the role of Elektra in Daredevil (2003), but lost out to Jennifer Garner.
13 Ranked #56 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement (2005).
14 Is close friends with her Pearl (1996) co-star Rhea Perlman and her husband Danny DeVito
15 Is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English, Italian, Spanish, and a little Japanese.
16 Graduated Stuyvesant High School the same year as Yelba Osorio and Zorikh Lequidre.
17 One of the guests at Ashton Kutcher‘s and Demi Moore‘s wedding in 2005.
18 Good friends with Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore since Charlie’s Angels (2000)
19 Mentioned in Outkast‘s hit “Hey Ya”.
20 Announced that she plans on marrying Zach Helm, her boyfriend of one year (April 2004).
21 Is an initiated sister of Chi Omega Fraternity.
22 Auditioned for a role in Shanghai Knights (2003), but lost out to Fann Wong.
23 Practices rock climbing, skiing, and horseback riding.
24 Plays the accordion.
25 She once worked as an aerobics instructor.
26 In 2000, she became the first Asian-American female to host Saturday Night Live (1975).
27 Grew up in the Jackson Heights section of Queens County, New York.
28 Her mother is a biochemist; her father works as a civil engineer.
29 Attended New York University for a year.
30 Graduated from New York’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School (1986).
31 Graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with a degree in Asian languages and cultures.
32 As her family spoke Mandarin Chinese at home, she did not learn English until the age of 5.

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