This actress/angel extraordinaire is another of our favorite inspirational sorority women! Lucy Liu, the youngest of three children, was born in New York City December 2nd, 1968. (Happy belated birthday Lucy!!)
A Chi Omega at the University of Michigan, Liu began her career in the fine arts as a college student, as well as a major in Chinese Language and Culture.
Liu sparked her career in the arts her senior year at the University of Michigan, when she auditioned for a supporting role in the university’s production of Alice in Wonderland and walked away with the lead!
Starting off in smaller roles on shows such as The X-Files, 90210, and ER, Liu built her acting career with her first major role in Ally McBeal, earning her a Primetime Emmy for her portrayal of character Ling Woo– a role created specifically for her after her audition for the show!
Liu is perhaps most well known as one third of the dynamic crime fighting trio in Charlie’s Angels, a role she acquired in 2000. Working alongside Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, this angel rocked the big screen and inspired women everywhere to bring out their inner girl power.
Beyond her acting career, Liu has hosted Saturday Night Live alongside Jay-Z, studied a number of various religions, and worked as an artist in multiple mediums.
Liu hosted an art show in 2006, from which all of the proceeds were donated to UNICEF–for which she as also been appointed an ambassador. She has also been a notable supporter of human rights and a leader in the fight against human trafficking.
From her outstanding acting career to her notable charity work, Liu sets a great example for sorority women everywhere. We love Lucy!
Sources: Wikipedia, IMDB