Lucy Liu Bio

Ally Character: Ling Woo (1998-2001)
Height: 5' 3"
Birth Name: Lucy Alexis Liu
Birth Place: December 2, 1968
Birth Place: Queens, NY USA
Parents: Mother is a biochemist. Father is a civil engineer.
Dated: Nicholas Lea
Schooling: Graduated from Stuyvesant high school in 1986. Attended New York University for a year and then attended University of Michigan (Degree in Asian languages and culture)

Trivia: She practices the martial art of Kali-Eskrima-Silat (knife-and-stick fighting), skis, rock climbs, rides horses, and plays the accordion.

Filmography: click here to read about her other roles

Lucy Liu: "Ling has done a lot of stuff. She's licked lips, she's sucked fingers, and she's given hair jobs. They are now the mark of Ling. I don't know how David Kelley comes up with these things!" - Playboy, August 1999.

Lucy originally tried out for the part of Ally McBeal's Nelle Porter. Series creator David E. Kelley didn't think she was right for the role, but he was so impressed by Liu's icy demeanor that he wrote the part of Ling specifically for her. Before joining Ally McBeal, Lucy had been a series regular on Pearl and guest-starred on shows such as ER and NYPD Blue. When she was in college at the University of Michigan, Lucy didn't aim to be an actress. It happened by accident. When she was a senior, Lucy auditioned for a role in a stage production of Alice in Wonderland just for the fun of it and wound up being cast as the lead. In addition to acting, Lucy is also an accomplished artist whose mixed-media photography has been shown in galleries in New York and Los Angeles. When she isn't working, Lucy is an avid rock climber, horseback rider and skier.

Ling Woo: Ling (say that with a soft 'L' please), has an affection for lawsuits. She first came to Fish, Cage & Associates because her best friend Nelle got a job with the firm. Ling is, to say the least, a touch vindictive, to her, the words "sue for damages" are more pleasing than the nusic of any symphony. Ling owns a mud wrestling bar; an extensive, trendy designer wardrobe & apparently she has a huge retainer with the law firm. We assume, since it's never actually been said that she has no occupation of any sort, that she was born into wealth is the only logical conclusion. People have a tendancy to jump whenever she enters a room, her personality tends to be intimidating. Though her current boyfriend Fish doesn't seem to mind, even though she doesn't like sex, it seems men love the provocative way she has of saying the word.