Lucy Alexis Liu was born and raised in Queens, New York City, New York. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and practices martial arts, including Kali-Eskrima-silat, which is knife and stick fighting. Lucy also plays the accordian. Liu was recently chosen by Entertainment Weekly as "one of the sexiest women on television."
Lucy Alexis Liu graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1986 (this is the most important point, as I also graduated from Stuy). Stuy is a specialized public high school; you take an SAT-like test to get in - the same test is used for Bronx Science and Brooklyn Technical high schools, although Stuy requires a higher score. One of my friend's older sister was in the same class as Lucy, and told me that she had big hair and wore black (like many of the girls at Stuy)... I'm working on getting some pictures of her back then, so stay tuned.... The second most important point about Lucy Liu is that she plays Ling on Ally McBeal.
Lucy graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Asian languages and cultures while also studying acting, dance and voice. In addition to acting, Lucy is a gifted artist. Her work first appeared at the Cast Iron Gallery in SoHo in 1993. She then received an art grant to study in China. Her exhibit of mixed-media photography - pictures laid in the center of an original frame and intermixed with ceramics, paints, wood collages and papers - chronicled her experiences there and debuted at a Venice, CA gallery in 1997.