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Lucy Liu: Acting was alien to my family

Lucy Liu: Acting was alien to my family

Jan 2 2014, 5:24am CST | by

Lucy Liu says her acting career was "alien" to her family. The 45-year-old actress - who was catapulted to the spotlight as a lawyer in TV series 'Ally McBeal' - was born in the US and raised by...

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Lucy Liu: Acting was alien to my family

Jan 2 2014, 5:24am CST | by

Lucy Liu says her acting career was "alien" to her family.

The 45-year-old actress - who was catapulted to the spotlight as a lawyer in TV series 'Ally McBeal' - was born in the US and raised by parents who were deeply influenced by their strong Chinese heritage.

Lucy's family never considered acting as a potential career and believed school should be followed by further education in university which would help get a reputable job.

In an interview with the Metro newspaper, she said: "We rarely went to the movies. We did watch television but becoming an actor wasn't something that was even in the stratosphere as a career idea. What came after high school was college; what came after college was a job. Acting was never a job that was ever considered. It was completely out of the ballpark, completely alien to my family. And, I think, to a certain extent it still is."

Lucy insists her parents always encouraged her to focus on her studies and have jobs, and gave her a good work ethic.

She explained: "I was born in the US but I didn't speak English until I went to school - I spoke Chinese with my parents. That sort of thing just changes the way you receive things and interpret and digest them.

"We did not grow up with a lot of money at all, and my parents definitely encouraged us to focus on our education and to work - we always had jobs. We didn't grow up with silver spoons in our mouths - everything we had, we had to earn."

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Lucy Liu Still Manages to Look Stylish While Fighting For 'Elementary'!

Jul 17 2014 1:20am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Deepak Chopra Co-hosts Premiere Of "Meena" Directed By Lucy Liu And The Sibs
Lucy Liu keeps it chic while shooting a fight scene for her hit show Elementary on Tuesday (July 15) in New York City. “Sweet dreams Saturday night,” the 45-year-old actress wrote on Instagram over the weekend with a pic of her pet pooch. Check out the cute pic below! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lucy Liu A few weeks ago, Lucy was all dolled up while hitting the 2014 Ignite Gala, which benefited BAM Education. In case you didn’t know, Elementary is set to r ...
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Ellen Page & Lucy Liu Are Happy to Support Trevor Project's TrevorLive!

Jun 17 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

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Ellen Page dons a suit while attending the Trevor Project’s 2014 TrevorLIVE Event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Monday (June 16) in New York City. The 27-year-old Canadian actress was joined by Lucy Liu and Jane Lynch. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ellen Page “I am so proud to be part of #TrevorLIVE and support the life-saving work of @TrevorProject!” Ellen tweeted earlier in the day. In case you missed it, Ellen recently slammed Texas g ...
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6 weeks ago

Lucy Liu is Stunning at 2014 Tony Awards

Jun 8 2014 7:44pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Deepak Chopra Co-hosts Premiere Of "Meena" Directed By Lucy Liu And The Sibs
Beautifully dressed, Lucy Liu couldn’t wait to arrive at the 2014 Tony Awards earlier tonight (June 8). The “Elementary” star got dressed up in her red carpet finery and made full use of the photo opportunities on the Radio City Music Hall red carpet while mingling with fellow attendees. This year, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” managed to snag 10 nods while “Hedwig and the Angry Itch” has eight chance ...
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6 weeks ago

Orlando Bloom & Lucy Liu Present at Tony Awards 2014

Jun 8 2014 7:41pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Deepak Chopra Co-hosts Premiere Of "Meena" Directed By Lucy Liu And The Sibs
Orlando Bloom is super dapper in a tux while hitting the red carpet at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday evening (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Also in attendance as a presenter that evening was Lucy Liu. Both of the stars have appeared on Broadway in recent years – Orlando in Romeo & Juliet and Lucy in God of Carnage. Orlando was seen earlier in the day leaving his hotel and hopping into a cab. See the photo below! FYI: Lucy is wear ...
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6 weeks ago

Amber Heard & Maggie Gyllenhaal Make Time for Tea with Stella McCartney!

Jun 6 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: Just Jared

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liv Tyler, and Amber Heard surround fashion designer Stella McCartney while attending the Stella McCartney Spring 2015 Presentation and Tea Party on Thursday afternoon (June 5) at Elizabeth Street Gardens in New York City. Also in attendance at the event were Lucy Liu and several other stars. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Amber Heard Amber has been in the Big Apple working on her upcoming movie The Adderall Diaries. Make ...
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7 weeks ago

Stars Shine at Huading Film Awards

Jun 2 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Deepak Chopra Co-hosts Premiere Of "Meena" Directed By Lucy Liu And The Sibs
The Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles was the place to be last night (June 1) as the Huading Film Awards boasted some big-name celebrities on the guest list. “Charlie’s Angels” stunner Lucy Liu played host for the evening which honored the hottest names in entertainment as voted by the Chinese public. “Monster’s Ball” babe Halle Berry looked gorgeous as she accepted the Global Icon Award, while Charlie Hunnam received the Best Global Emerging Actor trophy. Meanwhile, Orlando B ...
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7 weeks ago

Lucy Liu hosts the Huading Film Awards in Los Angeles

Jun 1 2014 11:34pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Deepak Chopra Co-hosts Premiere Of "Meena" Directed By Lucy Liu And The Sibs
Lucy Liu hosted the Huading Film Awards at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles. The Huading Film Awards honors global celebrities and is China’s #1 film awards show. It was held in the U.S. for the first time this year.Co-host Olivia XuJames HongHalle Berry / Global IconJordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson / Best Global Movie of the Year - Fast & Furious 6Charlie Hunnam / Best Global Emerging ActorGuillermo del Toro / Best Global DirectorOrlando BloomBrett RatnerKarl E. Lan ...
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7 weeks ago

Orlando Bloom & Charlie Hunnam Are Two Handsome Guys at Hauding Film Awards 2014

Jun 1 2014 9:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Orlando Bloom looks like a million bucks in his tuxedo at the 2014 Huading Film Awards on Sunday (June 1) held at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles. The 37-year-old actor was joined on the red carpet by fellow super hunky actor Charlie Hunnam, who will be receiving the Best Global Emerging Actor at the ceremony tonight. Also making an appearance on the red carpet was Brett Ratner. Also expected at the big show tonight are Halle Berry, Lucy Liu, Zoe Sald ...
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7 weeks ago

China Loves Charlie Hunnam, And Other Huading Film Awards Facts

Jun 1 2014 5:18am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra's Lifetime Achievement Award Honor Of Hans Zimmer
China’s #1 film awards show will take place in Hollywood for the first time with leading talent accepting accolades based on the votes of 80 million fans.The Huading Film Awards are selected by the public in China, with an estimated 80 million fans voting through polls and surveys in which they select the best films, directors, producers and actors in the industry. The show is produced by Don Mischer Productions.“The Huading Awards from Hollywood mark the first step in bringing ...
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8 weeks ago

Hollywoods Biggest Stars To Present At “The 68th Annual Tony Awards”

May 27 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: CBS San Francisco

Celebrities Visit SiriusXM Studios - July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway and Hollywood stars will help add some glamour to this year’s Tony Awards, with appearances expected by Bradley Cooper, Kevin Bacon, Clint Eastwood, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell and Liev Schreiber. The producers of the June 8 telecast announced an eclectic mix of stars Tuesday. Some of those overlooked this season for Tony nominations that will present awards include Zachary Quinto, Zachary Levi, Leighton M ...
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