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Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara, Allison Janney and Lucy Liu are to be presenters at the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, producers announced.
Karen Butler
Quentin Tarantino announces 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair'

Quentin Tarantino announces 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair'

SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) --Quentin Tarantino confirmed he is making "The Hateful Eight," and announced he will release an extended version of "Kill Bill" in 2015.
Annie Martin
Sherlock Holmes to get a new partner on 'Elementary'

Sherlock Holmes to get a new partner on 'Elementary'

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) --Ophelia Lovibond has landed a recurring role on the detective drama series "Elementary," CBS announced.
Karen Butler
Lucy Liu helmed May 1 episode of 'Elementary'

Lucy Liu helmed May 1 episode of 'Elementary'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actress Lucy Liu will make her small-screen directorial debut with an upcoming episode of her popular TV detective series, {i:Elementary}, CBS announced.
Karen Butler

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Laura Benanti to guest star on 'Elementary'

Laura Benanti to guest star on 'Elementary'

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Broadway actress and singer Laura Benanti is to guest star on the mystery series "Elementary," CBS announced.
Rhys Ifans joins cast of 'Elementary' for Season 2

Rhys Ifans joins cast of 'Elementary' for Season 2

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Welsh-born actor Rhys Ifans is joining the cast of the New York-set detective series "Elementary," CBS announced Wednesday.
'Elementary' producer dishes about show's visit to London

'Elementary' producer dishes about show's visit to London

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- "Elementary" creator Robert Doherty says he is looking forward to taking his New York-set detective drama to London for the show's Season 2 premiere episode.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Season 2 premiere episode of 'Elementary' to take place in London

Season 2 premiere episode of 'Elementary' to take place in London

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- The Season 2 premiere episode of the New York-set private-detective series "Elementary" is to be shot in London this summer, CBS announced Thursday.
20.8 million tune in for 'Elementary' after Super Bowl

20.8 million tune in for 'Elementary' after Super Bowl

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- About 20.8 million viewers tuned in for an episode of the New York-set Sherlock Holmes mystery series "Elementary" after the Super Bowl, CBS said.
Golden Globes presenters list expanded

Golden Globes presenters list expanded

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts will join the list of presenters at the Golden Globe awards, event organizers in Hollywood said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
By United Press International
'Elementary' to air after Super Bowl

'Elementary' to air after Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- CBS said Monday its contemporary, New York-set Sherlock Holmes series "Elementary" will air after the Super Bowl this winter.
CBS orders more 'Vegas,' 'Elementary'

CBS orders more 'Vegas,' 'Elementary'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. television network CBS say it has ordered full seasons of its freshman series "Vegas" and "Elementary."
Liu to play Watson to Miller's Holmes

Liu to play Watson to Miller's Holmes

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Lucy Liu is to play sidekick to Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes in the U.S. television pilot "Elementary," EW.com reported.
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Actress Lucy Liu arrives at the 24th annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 21, 2009. Mickey Rourke and "The Wrestler" won top honors at the Spirit Awards here Saturday, the annual eve-of-Oscars salute to the best of independent cinema. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Lucy Alexis Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress. She became known for her role in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002) as the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo, and has also appeared in several notable film roles, including Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill and Kung Fu Panda.

Lucy Liu was born and was raised with her brother John in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, by Taiwanese immigrant parents. Liu has said that she grew up in a "diverse" neighborhood. Her family spoke Mandarin at home and she did not learn English until she was five years old. Her father, Tom, was a civil engineer, and her mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, but they sacrificed those careers in Taiwan to come to the United States. Liu, at her parents' insistence, devoted her spare time to studying. She attended the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145) and she graduated from New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School in 1986. She attended New York University for one year, before transferring to the University of Michigan, where she joined the Chi Omega sorority and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Asian Languages and Cultures. At one point, Liu worked as a waitress in Michigan.

Liu began acting in 1989, after auditioning for a role in the University of Michigan's production of Alice in Wonderland during her senior year. Liu was cast in the lead role, although she had originally only tried out for a supporting part. Liu had small roles in films and TV (including The X-Files in "Hell Money" and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in "The March to Freedom") before landing a role on Ally McBeal. Liu originally auditioned for the role of 'Nelle Porter' (played by Portia de Rossi), and the character 'Ling Woo' was later created specifically for her. Liu's part on the series was originally not meant to be regular but the enthusiastic audience response to the actress' 'feisty' Ling Woo secured Liu as a permanent cast member. It also earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Liu cemented her reputation playing bad girls by portraying "Pearl" the sadistic dominatrix/hitwoman for the Chinese mafia in the film Payback (1999).

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