American actress, model, artist, narrator, and film producer. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002) for which she was nominated for both a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. She has also appeared in several Hollywood films including Payback, Charlie’s Angels, Chicago, Kill Bill, and Kung Fu Panda.
Lucy stars as Dr. Watson to Johnny Lee Miller’s Holmes. The two say it’s all about keeping things light and funny on set.
“He knows a million jokes and he remembers all of them — and he can pull them out of his hat at any minute, which I love,” she explained. “I can’t remember any. And I always think, ‘Oh, my God, I have to remember that,’ and I never do. I never remember the punchlines.” Miller added, “If you’re going to spend a lot of time with someone, you really need to be able to get on with them.
It’s nice because we have a very similar sense of humor. Still, you usually have to explain jokes to her about three or four times.” The cast is now more like a family, Liu said. “It’s nice to know that you can enjoy the company because I don’t think that’s always the case.”