Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Liu in 2011, DFree /

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.


Curious about ethnicity

23 Responses

  1. byyong83 says:

    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.

  2. Devotion says:

    I thought she was Korean.

  3. mermaid_ says:

    She’s beautiful

  4. me says:

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

    • Capricious says:

      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 says:

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

  5. moi says:

    i thought she was half white

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