Lucy Liu is an American actress and director who has appeared in Hollywood TV and film classics since the 1990s. On May 1st 2019, she became the second ever Asian American actress to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; her star was placed alongside trailblazer Anna May Wong’s, the only other Asian American actress to receive the honor nearly sixty years ago. After growing up in Jackson Heights, Queens, Liu became a burgeoning actress, landing small yet varied roles on TV throughout the 90s. In 1997, Liu landed her first major role on the TV show Ally McBeal, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. Liu’s role in Charlie’s Angels (2000) cemented her film star status. That year, she became the first Asian American woman to host SNL. Liu made acclaimed history as Joan Watson in the 2012 Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary, playing the traditionally male assistant to the famed detective. Liu was appointed an ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in 2004. In 2009, MOCA honored Lucy Liu at its Legacy Awards Gala.