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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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Jake Gyllenhaal Mingles With Lucy Liu at Academy of Motion Pictures New Member Reception

Oct 6 2014 11:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Jake Gyllenhaal is dapper in a suit while attending The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences New Member Reception held at Lincoln Ristorante on Monday (October 6) in New York City. The 33-year-old actor was joined by Lucy Liu and Ethan Hawke. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jake Gyllenhaal Earlier in the day, Jake was spotted giving Naomi Watts a piggyback ride on the set of t ...
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Renee Zellweger & Lucy Liu Honor Carolina Herrera at Couture Council Award Luncheon

Sep 4 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: Just Jared

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