Chinese American actress Lucy Liu to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Source: Xinhua| 2018-06-26 17:59:15|Editor: ZX
Video PlayerClose

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese American actress Lucy Liu is among the entertainment industry professionals selected Monday to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.

The new members were announced via live stream on the Walk Of Fame's website.

"I know the fans, tourists and the Hollywood community will be pleased with our selections. We are excited to see each and every honoree's face as they unveil that majestic star on Hollywood's most famous walkway!" Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona said at a press conference.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2019 consists of four divisions, including Motion Pictures, Television, Recording and Live theatre/Live Performance.

The 49-year-old Liu will be recognized for her television work. She became known for her role in the series "Ally McBeal," for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Liu's film work include starring as one of the heroines in "Charlie's Angels" (2000), portraying O-Ren Ishii in "Kill Bill" (2003) and starring roles in "Shanghai Noon" (2000) and "Chicago" (2002), and the animated film series "Kung Fu Panda" portraying the character Master Viper.

According to IMDB, Liu was born in an immigrant family in Queens, New York. Her mother Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, from Shanghai.

Since Liu's family spoke Mandarin Chinese at home, she did not learn English until the age of 5, according to IMDB. In her professional career, "she has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience."

Besides Liu, Daniel Craig, Robert De Niro, Guillermo del Toro, Anne Hathaway and dozens of other stars were on Monday's list.