Lisa Lu

Actor, Singer, Producer
Attractive Chinese actress who landed several leading roles in American films in the early 1960s. Lu played opposite James Stewart in the war adventure "The Mountain Road" (1960) and also acted major roles in "Rider on ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1931 in Beijing, CN

Filmography

Actor (31)

Dangerous Liaisons 2012 (Movie)

Madame Du Ruixune (Actor)

Somewhere 2010 (Movie)

Chinese Journalist (Actor)

2012 2009 (Movie)

Grandmother Sonam (Actor)

Apart Together 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dim Sum Funeral 2009 (Movie)

Mrs Xiao (Actor)

Beauty Remains 2007 (Movie)

The Woman Gambler (Actor)

Yi Ma De Hou Xian Dai Sheng Huo 2006 (Movie)

Mrs Shui (Actor)

Blindness 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Hong (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

National Geographic's China: Beyond the Clouds 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

Virginia Hervey (Actor)

Temptation of a Monk 1994 (Movie)

Shi's Mother (Actor)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

An Mei (Actor)

The Last Aristocrats 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Harry's Hong Kong 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Emperor 1987 (Movie)

Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi Cixi (Actor)

Tai-Pan 1986 (Movie)

Ah Gip (Actor)

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

Miss Cameron's Assistant (Actor)

Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder 1981 (Movie)

Sister Marie (Actor)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

Mrs Yates (Actor)

Demon Seed 1977 (Movie)

Dr Soon Yen (Actor)

Terror in the Wax Museum 1974 (Movie)

Mandame Yang (Actor)

Anna and the King 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Empress Dowager 1973 (Movie)

Empress Dowager (Actor)

The Mountain Road 1960 (Movie)

Mme Su-Mei Hung (Actor)

Have Gun -- Will Travel (TV Show)

Actor

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Show)

Actor

James Clavell's Noble House (TV Show)

Actor

The Road Back (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (2)

Shanghai Red 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Beauty Remains 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Attractive Chinese actress who landed several leading roles in American films in the early 1960s. Lu played opposite James Stewart in the war adventure "The Mountain Road" (1960) and also acted major roles in "Rider on a Dead Horse" and "Woman Hunt" (both 1962). When actor Kam Tong left his role as the "Hey Boy" on TV's popular "Have Gun Will Travel" for a season, Lu filled in as the "Hey Girl", who each week brought hired gun Paladin (Richard Boone) his next job.

Although Lu played fairly routine exotic roles in "Terror in the Wax Museum" (1973) and the short-lived TV series "Anna and the King" (1972, based on "The King and I"), she spent much of the 70s acting in Hong Kong and Taiwan, winning awards for films including "The Arch" (1970) and "The Empress Dowager" (1973). The latter proved apt preparation for a similar role Lu played almost 15 years later in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" (1987). Wayne Wang's "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) also gave her a good role as a mother who tells her daughter stories over mah-jongg.

Relationships

Shelling Hwong

Husband
died in November 1996 at the age of 75

Li Kuei-fen

Mother
noted performer in Chinese opera

Mei Lan-fang

Godfather

EDUCATION

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena , California

St John's University

Shanghai

University of Hawaii

Honolulu , Hawaii

Chiao Tung (Jiao Tong) University

Shanghai

Milestones

2003

Featured in "Blindness", a thriller in which the deception in a bi-cultural clan are unraveled

1994

Acted in "I Love Trouble", which also featured Julia Roberts

1993

Played An-Mei in the adaptation of Amy Tan's Novel "The Joy Luck Club", about the relationship between four women and their daughters

1992

Translated Neil Simon's comedy, "Plaza Suite", into Chinese; as an Arts America Cultural Specialist, arranged for performances at the Shanghai People's Art Theater and played leading roles in three of the play's separate stories

1988

Played Ah Tam on the TV miniseries, "James Clavell's 'Noble House'"

1972

Played Lady Thiang, the king's head wife, on the short-lived CBS comedy-drama series, "Anna and the King", starring Yul Brynner and based on the popular Broadway musical, "The King and I"

1960

Made feature film debut in a leading role opposite James Stewart in "The Mountain Road"

1960

Played the 'Hey Girl' for one season on the popular Western TV drama, "Have Gun, Will Travel"

Bonus Trivia

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Lu was honored by L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley for her achievements in the arts during Asian Pacific American Heritage Week.

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She is a advisory professor at Jiao Tong University at Shanghai.

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Lu has established a scholarship fund.

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