Lucy Liu has had great critical and commercial success in film, television and on Broadway. Liu co-stars in the highly rated drama series ELEMENTARY on CBS as “Dr. Joan Watson” alongside Jonny Lee Miller as “Sherlock Holmes. 2014 saw Liu making her television directorial debut; the episode entitled PAINT IT BLACK, was part of Elementary’s second season. In other television, Liu won a 2012 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series and a 2013 NAACP nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of “Officer Jessica Tang” in SOUTHLAND. She was previously nominated for a NAACP award for Outstanding Actress in 2010 for her work in the Lifetime movie MARRY ME. Liu appeared as the unforgettable “Ling Woo” in the hit Fox series, ALLY MCBEAL, a role for which she earned an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Liu made her Broadway debut in March 2010, in the Tony Award-winning play GOD OF CARNAGE, starring as “Annette” in a cast that included Jeff Daniels, Dylan Baker and Janet McTeer. She has appeared in many regional theatre productions.
When not appearing on stage or screen, she can often be found in her art studio in New York City. Liu is a successful visual artist whose work in painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media has been exhibited in several shows over the past twenty years. Salma Editions published her first book of art in the fall of 2012, a collection of ink and acrylic paintings on paper, entitled “Seventy Two.” A passionate human rights advocate, Liu has been involved in three films exposing and chronicling the tragedies and injustices of the international child trafficking industry. Liu has also been a UNICEF ambassador since 2004 and has travelled on missions to Lesotho, Pakistan, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cairo, Peru, Egypt, Haiti and Lebanon.
In 2006, Liu was awarded the Women’s World Award for her outstanding humanitarian work. In 2008, she received UNICEF’S Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for helping to advocate child survival by harnessing the power of celebrity to address international causes. 2012 found Liu being honored by Women for Women International with their prestigious Champion For Peace Award and The Muse Award from New York Women In Film.