Lucy Liu

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

Lucy Liu

Birth Name: Lucy Liu

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 2, 1968

Ethnicity: Han Chinese

Lucy Liu is an American actress, director, producer, singer, and artist. She is known for her roles in the Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill films, and the television series Ally McBeal.

Her parents, Cecilia and Tom Liu, are Chinese, from Beijing and Shanghai. They lived in Taiwan, and met in New York. She has stated:

I speak Chinese, I speak a little bit of Spanish, a tiny bit of Italian, a little bit of Japanese. I learned Japanese for Kill Bill, and I started taking Italian on my own. I took Spanish for 6 years in school, and I grew up speaking to Chinese.

Lucy speaks Mandarin. She was born under the name Lucy Liu, and added the middle name Alexis later in life.

She has a son.

DFree /

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:44 pm
byyong83 November 13, 2015 at 7:44 am

Chinese is not an ethnicity, it’s a racial group.

Her parents are from Beijing and Shanghai and emigrated to Taiwan before emigrating to the States. That would make her ethnicity Han Chinese.

Devotion October 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm

I thought she was Korean.

mermaid_ May 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

She’s beautiful

me February 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm

She looks japanese, she is a little more exotic than the chinese average because of her skin tone and freckles.

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 2:09 am

China is a large country. Those to the west of the country would pass as Eurasian and even Middle Eastern.

She might be from the north where people are fairer skinned.

cwm85 August 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm

She’s definitely Chinese… most pure Japanese are a little darker and eyes looking slightly different… more almond and less slanted…

moi August 11, 2010 at 7:25 am

i thought she was half white

moi August 11, 2010 at 6:04 am

i thought she was half white – coz her skin is really fair

ethnic August 11, 2010 at 6:24 am

Her skin color isnt too unusual but her freckles is a little rare.

azngurl May 25, 2010 at 10:38 am

people who say that they can speak ”a little bit” means they onley can say :
– taco
– spagethio.
– kawaii desu ne?

ethnic May 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm

true that

fuzzybear May 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm

To ethnic

Come on now,I can say more than that.You might not understand any of it,but I can say it

ethnic May 25, 2010 at 11:28 pm

para Portuguese?

fuzzybear May 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm

To Ethnic

Oh BTW,thanks for the translation,I never could understand what they were saying

shevillz July 1, 2010 at 7:16 pm

hehe do you mean falar portugues

annie January 30, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Um no her parents were Taiwanese Chinese immigrants to the U.S. Since Lucy was born in Queens, NY that doesn’t directly make her taiwanese unless she was born and held residence in Taiwan.

cloe August 13, 2008 at 6:10 pm

She is Chinese not Taiwanese.

Ceeina June 12, 2008 at 3:37 am

I’m pretty sure she’s of Chinese descent.

ethnic May 25, 2010 at 11:58 pm

No prob.

my Japanese is not perfect so I could be wrong.

ethnic July 1, 2010 at 8:56 pm

oh yeah lol…

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