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Lucy Liu, ’90

Lucy Liu speaking at the USAID Human Trafficking Symposium on Sept. 16, 2009
Photo by Bethany Egan/U.S. Agency for International Development

Prolific and award-winning, Liu has taken on many roles across many forms in her arts and entertainment career. Her acting credits include live-action films such as “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” (2003); live-action TV show roles such as “Elementary” (2012-19); and voice roles such as the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise (2008-16). Liu has also worked extensively behind the camera, including directing episodes of “Elementary,” “Luke Cage” (2018), “American Born Chinese” (2023), and the short film “Meena” (2011). An official UNICEF ambassador since 2004, Liu’s advocacy work includes co-producing and narrating “Redlight” (2009), a documentary about human trafficking. Liu is also an exhibited fine artist with paintings, photography, and mixed-media works.

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