Lucy Liu’s star now adorns the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making her only the second Asian-American woman ever to receive the honor. “Asians have been making movies for a long time,” she said in her speech. “They just weren’t making them here because we weren’t yet invited to the table.” She used the event to give credit to Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American woman to receive a star almost 60 years ago. “A hundred years ago, she was a pioneer while enduring racism, marginalization, and exclusion,” she said. “We could actually start our own little Chinatown right here.” She also spoke about her early difficulties trying to land mainstream roles, until she got her big break with the part of Ling Woo on Ally McBeal at a time when she says diversity on television was rare. “David Kelley, who is here today, took a risk by creating Ling Woo,” she said. “David, thank you for taking a chance on me.” Liu was joined at the event by her girl Drew (Barrymore) and her other Charlie’s Angels co-stars, Cameron Diaz and Demi Moore. Oh, and of course her family and friends.
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