Lisa Lu

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Lisa Lu
Nama Cina 盧燕 (Tradisional)
Nama Cina 卢燕 (Ringkas)
Tahun aktif 1958 - present

Lisa Lu (Bahasa Cina: 盧燕,; pinyin: Lú Yàn originally 盧萍香 pinyin: Lú Píngxiāng) born December 5, 1927 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese-American actress and documentary producer.

Biography[sunting | sunting sumber]

Beginning in her teens, Lu was active in Chinese opera, or Kunqu, before emigrating to the United States. Beginning in the 1950s, she enjoyed a long career in American television, though the only roles she found were stereotypical roles.

During the 1958-1959 television season, Lisa had the recurring role on the cult western show Yancy Derringer as Miss Mandarin. Miss Mandarin was an old love interest of Yancy's and close friend. She is the proprietor of his favorite place to dine, the Sazarack Restaurant. Set in New Orleans in 1868.

In 1961, she had a recurring role as Hey Girl on the television series Have Gun – Will Travel . Lisa also made numerous other appearances on television, with guest starring roles on Bonanza, The Big Valley, The Richard Boone Show, The Virginian, Hawaiian Eye, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and many more until her film career began to take off.

Her film career began to take off in the 1970s, with supporting roles in films like Demon Seed and Peter Bogdanovich's Saint Jack. During this time, she also received three Golden Horse Awards for Best Actress for her Chinese-language films The Arch, The Empress Dowager, and The Fourteen Amazons. For the remainder of her career, Lu alternated between theater and film. Today, she is best remembered by English-speaking audiences for her roles in the critically acclaimed films The Last Emperor (1987) and The Joy Luck Club (1993). In addition to her work in film, theater, and television, she is known for narrating and producing a number of documentaries.

Selected filmography[sunting | sunting sumber]

Year Title Role Notes
1960 The Mountain Road Madame Sue-Mei Hung
1962 Rider on a Dead Horse Ming Kwai
Womanhunt Li Sheng
1970 The Arch
1972 The 14 Amazons
1973 Terror in the Wax Museum Madame Yang
1975 The Empress Dowager Empress Dowager Cixi
1976 The Last Tempest Empress Dowager Cixi
1977 Demon Seed Soong Yen
1979 Saint Jack Mrs. Yates
1982 Hammett Miss Cameron's Assistant
Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder Sister Marie
1983 Sewing Woman Narrator
1986 Tai-Pan
1987 The Last Emperor Empress Dowager Cixi
1993 The Joy Luck Club An-Mei Hsu
Temptation of a Monk Shi's Mother
1994 I Love Trouble Mrs. Virginia Hervey
1998 Blindness Mrs. Hong
2000 Sworn Revenge Ling
2002 Tomato and Eggs Mrs. Wang
2005 Beauty Remains Woman Gambler
2006 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt Mrs Shui
2007 Invisible Target Ho's Grandma
Lust, Caution Mahjong partner of Aunt
2009 Dim Sum Funeral
2012 Ms. Pang

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