Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Lucy Liu

Lucy Alexis Liu has acted in an impressive array of films from low-budget art films like Bang to big-budget flicks like Chicago and animation voice work!
Did you know...
Lucy auditioned for the role of Elektra in Daredevil.
One of her current projects as actress and producer is a new Charlie Chan film playing Charlie's grand-daughter, also named "Charlie"! (It will be only the second time that an actor of Asian descent played Charlie! The first was Keye Luke in Amazing Chan & the Chan Clan!)
An activist for various causes including breast cancer & AIDS research and UNICEF, she appeared in the film 3 Needles to publicize the need for AIDS education in Asia.
Lucy speaks four languages besides English; Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish.
She's had gallery exhibitions of her work in several media including painting, photography, and collage.
Genre appearances include...
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (Sio)
TinkerBell (SilverMist)
Kung Fu Panda (Viper)
Watching the Detectives (Violet)
Rise: Blood Hunter (Sadie Blake)
Code Name: the Cleaner (Gina)
Lucky Number S7even (Lindsey)
Domino (Taryn Mills)
Jackie Chan Adventures (Jade [Adult])
Futurama (Herself)
The Simpsons "Goo Goo Gai Pan"
Mulan 2 (Mei)
Game Over (Raquel Smashenburn)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 / Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (O-Ren Ishii aka CottonMouth)
Cypher aka BrainStorm (Rita Foster)
Charlie's Angels / Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (Alexandra Munday aka Alex)
PayBack (Pearl)
Shanghai Noon (Princess Pei Pei)
Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever (Sever)
Love Kills (Kashi)
Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (Melana)
High Incident (Officer Whin) True Crime (Toy Shop Girl)
Michael Hayes "Slave"
Dellaventura "Pilot"
X-Files "Hell Money"
Bang (Hooker)
Hercules: the Legendary Journeys "March to Freedom"
Rhythm of Destiny (Donna)

Check out...
Lucy Liu OnLine (FanPage)
Lucy Liu Fan (FanPage)
Other actresses to play Jade include Stacie Chan in Jackie Chan Adventures
Other actresses to play O-Ren Ishii include Ai Maeda [O-Ren as a child] in Kill Bill: Vol 1

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