HER CHARACTER Liu reprises the role of Alex Munday, the Angel whose skills include gymnastics, chess, archery, computer hacking, and neurosurgery -- but, alas, not baking.
HER QUALIFICATIONS Besides proving her mettle in 2000's ''Charlie's Angels,'' Liu showed off her whip-cracking, take-charge style as an assassin in ''Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever'' and a dominatrix in ''Payback.'' Real-life Liu skills include martial arts (knife-and-stick-fighting), fluency in Mandarin, painting, photography, and accordion playing.
FUN FACT Asked which other TV heroes she'd like to bring to the big screen, Liu told EW, ''I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk -- but I don't know if I'd be a very convincing Hulk.''
WHAT'S NEXT She's part of the ensemble of assassins in Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited martial arts flick ''Kill Bill,'' due in October; she boasts that it's so violent it'll make viewers throw up.
Image Credit: Lucy Liu: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
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