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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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Aug 25 2014 7:54pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

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Studio Ghibli's 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya' Gets a Stunning U.S. Trailer

Aug 18 2014 8:52pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

The English-language cast includes Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan and Lucy Liu.It's been a crazy couple of weeks for Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese studio created by master animator Hayao Miyazaki. But rumors of retirement haven't stopped them from releasing a U.S. trailer for "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," a Japanese epic that premiered in Japan in 2013.Directed by Isao Taka ...
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Lucy Liu's Billionaire Boyfriend "Has Israeli Bodyguards Follow Her Around" — Report

Aug 9 2014 11:42am CDT | Source: Wet Paint

Did you even know Lucy Liu had a long-term boyfriend? It's pretty Elementary to imagine it — the stunning actress could probably point to just about any guy on the street and make him hers. But you don't hear much about the relationship or see the couple in too many photos. According to the New York Post's Page Six, this is because Lucy and her boyfriend of almost four years, Israeli-Ame ...
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3 weeks ago

Celebrity Feuds - An ONTD Anthology

Aug 5 2014 7:42pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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5 weeks ago

These Powerful Women of TV Sat Down Together for TimesTalks

Jul 24 2014 10:00pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Taylor Schilling, Lucy Liu, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Mira Sorvino pose together while attending the TimesTalks Powerful Women of TV panel on Thursday evening (July 24) at The Times Center in New York City. The ladies were there to chat about their roles on their shows – Taylor on Orange Is the New Black, Lucy on Elementary, Maggie on the new mini-series The Honorable Woman, and Mira on the u ...
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6 weeks ago

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

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

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, El ...
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