Lucy Liu is known for her ass-kicking sassy roles on Ally McBeal, Charlie’s Angels & Elementary. But few knew she was an accomplished artist as well.
My Daily reports that the actress has been holding exhibitions under the name of Yu Ling for 20 years. Just recently did Yu reveal her true identity.
An exhibition as Lucy Liu goes on display this week through June 22 at the Popular Institute gallery in Manchester, England.
“It’s a really big ripping-the-Band-Aid-off moment for me,” Liu said to the Evening Standard at the time of her first public gallery showcase. “I thought I would let people see the art without knowing I was that same person who they saw chopping people’s heads off. Because that can taint a person, you know?”
Critics are giving Liu’s art work kudos. You can read what they’re saying and hear more from Lucy Liu herself about her artistic side in My Daily.