Lucy Liu, the Teen Choice Award-winning American actress gained huge fame as Alex Munday in Charlie’s Angels (2000) and its sequel movie Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003).
Professional since 1990, Liu records 96 acting credits and has appeared in commercial success like Payback (1999), Shanghai Noon (2000), and the Kill Bill film series.
Moreover, she has worked in the famous TV series Ally McBeal (1998- 2002) featuring Portia de Rossi and in Elementary (2012- 2019).
What Is Net Worth Of Actress Lucy Liu?
Lucy Liu, an American actress of Asian origin, famous for Charlie’s Angles has a net worth of $16 million as of February 2020.
How Much Salary Does Lucy Earns?
With the professional career journey of nearly 3 decades, Lucy indeed commands a hefty sum of salary.
Well, for her work in Elementary, Liu earned $130,000 per episode; the show ran for 7 seasons till August 15, 2019, totaling 154 episodes.
Considering the number of episodes and her salary for each episode, she made an overall wealth that totaled to be in 100 of millions.
Moreover, the Asian-American actress made a whopping millions dollars showers through movie appearances:
|Charlie’s Angels (2000)||$1 million|
|Shanghai Noon (2000)||$2.5 million|
|Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)||$4 million|
|Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)||$5.5 million|
In 2020, she will be seen in a comedy-drama film Stage Mother which is directed by Thom Fitzgerald.
The film stars Jacki Weaver, Adrian Grenier, Anthony Skordi, and Mya Taylor in the lead.
She Also Makes Money Renting Her Apartment
Apart from appearing in films and TV shows, she also makes money renting her apartment.
As per the reports, she owns an apartment in Los Angeles which she bought in 2012. The actress reportedly rents the apartment for $12000 a month which adds up to her net worth.
What Is Lucy Liu Currently Doing & Up To?
Since August 15, 2019, Lucy Liu voices in the dark comedy web-series Why Women Kill featuring Ginnifer Goodwin and Reid Scott in the voice-over.
Well, the 2-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner is set to star as Sienna in the upcoming comedy-drama film Stage Mother, though the production detail is yet to be out.
Did you know? Liu, famous for the pseudonym “Yu Ling” is also an artist & often showcases her paintings & photography at exhibitions. She attended New York Studio School (2004- 2006).
Personal Life: New York-born & Youngest Of 6 Children
Lucy Liu was born on December 2, 1968, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City. Her birth name is Lucy Alexis Liu & is the youngest of 3 children, Liu’s parents (father) Tom Liu was a civil engineer while (mother) Cecilia worked as a biochemist.
She has a brother named Alex and a sister named Jenny.
The Stuyvesant High School attendant went to New York University but later transferred to the University of Michigan and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages and cultures.
An American by nationality, Lucy Liu hails from Asian ethnic backgrounds.
Current Age & Height
As of September 2019, Lucy is 50 years old & has a height of 5 ft. 3 inches (160 cm).
Mother Of A Child: Is She Married & Who Is her Husband?
For a fact, Lucy Liu is never married officially but is the mother of a son named Rockwell Lloyd.
Well, the actress became a single parent via gestational surrogate in 2015, however, keeps lip sealed regarding the details on the child’s father.
Meanwhile, she is single, though, was in many relationships in the past.
Lucy Liu was once engaged to Zach Helm briefly in 2004. Moreover, she was in relationships with George Clooney (2000), Will McCormack (2004 – 2007), and Noam Gottesman (2014).
Interesting Fact: Back in 1991, after a possible breast cancer symptoms, the Elementary star had breast surgery.
Enjoys A Lavish Lifestyle: House & Cars
An avid user of Instagram & Twitter, Lucy Liu has over 810K and 248K followers respectively, as of September 2019.
With ownership of massive fortune, the actress lives a lavish lifestyle & often flashes her luxury including costly clothes & travels on her social media.
Sources report that the actress currently lives in New York, though is yet to open up about her current residence.
Houses Worth Millions Sold
In January 2019, she sold her two-story house in Studio City, California for a reported $3.06 million. The property spread on 4,098 sq. ft. boasts 4 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms decorated with handmade ceramic tiles.
Well, the Charlie’s Angels star bought the house back in 2001 from Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette & had put it on the market in 2018 for $4.199 million and then to a sliced $3.5 million, before the trade got into action.
Moreover, in February 2019, Liu parted ways with her New York condos in Manhattan, selling $2.995 million for each, both in less than a month.
Well, the actress had purchased the units separately, the 1,816-sq ft. upper unit for $2 million in 2005, and snagged another $2.05 million for the downstairs apartment in 2006.
Collection Of Cars
The brand ambassador for the 2016 Fall/Winter campaign for Bruno Magli, drives luxurious cars.
She owns expensive rides like Ford, Cadillac, and Volkswagen XL1.
Back in 2008, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder driven by Lucy in the movie Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle was auctioned.
Charity Work Involvement
Well, Lucy Liu was the spokesperson for the breast cancer fundraiser Lee National Denim Day in 2001. Moreover, she became an ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in 2004.
An active supporter of gay marriage and the LGBTQ community, the actress, in 2011, became a spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign.
Stairway To Million Dollars Fortune: Career Journey
Ever since Liu became cast for the legal comedy-drama Ally McBeal in 1998 through 2002, her career took a big turn.
Followed by her role of Pearl, a ‘high-class prostitute’ in the
Mel Gibson featured film Payback (1999), the American actress’ got showers of lucrative offerings.
Considered one of the talented versatile actresses, Lucy later worked in Charlie’s Angels (2000) and its sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) featuring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Demi Moore.
As for a fact, the Charlie’s Angels film series earned her 2 MTV Movie Awards (2001, 2003) and totaled a collective gross of $523.2 million.
Apart from these, she made massive acclaim & earnings through movie appearances in Shanghai Noon (2000), Chicago (2002), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) and Lucky Number Slevin (2006).
Till date, Lucy Liu has 96 acting credits in her account, has worked alongside actors like Jackie Chan, Queen Latifah, Uma Thurman, Morgan Freeman, and Bruce Willis.
Voice-Over In Movies And TV Series
Well, the New York-born actress made a hefty fortune through voice-over in animated movies: as Master Viper in Kung Fu Panda franchise (2008, 2011, 2016) and as Silvermist in Tinker Bell (6 installments).
Moreover, Lucy also made notable TV appearances in MADtv (2000), Joey (2004- 2005), Cashmere Mafia (2008), and in Dirty Sexy Money (2008- 2009) featuring Peter Krause.
Most recently, she portrayed Joan Watson in the procedural drama series Elementary (2012- 2019).
Was Waitress Before Turning Into Actress
Initially, a waitress for Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase club through 1988- 1989, Lucy made many stage appearances, including Alice in Wonderland and got acting gigs in TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Pearl (1996- 1997).
Movie & Their Box Office Collection
|Films||Budget||Box Office Collection|
|Payback (1999)||$90 million||$161.6 million|
|Shanghai Noon (2000)||$55 million||$100.5 million|
|Charlie’s Angels (2000)||$93 million||$264.1 million|
|Chicago (2002)||$45 million||$306.8 million|
|Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)||$120 million||$259.1 million|
|Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)||$30 million||$180.9 million|
|Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)||$30 million||$152.2 million|
|Lucky Number Slevin (2006)||$27 million||$56.3 million|
|Kung Fu Panda (2008) voiced Master Viper||$130 million||$631.7 million|
|Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)||$150 million||$665.7 million|
|Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)||$145 million||$521.2 million|