How tall is Lucy Liu ?

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Lucy Liu's Height is 5ft 1.75in (157 cm)

American actress best known for roles in films such as Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill, Lucky Number Slevin and Cypher. On television she is well known for playing Ling Woo in TV series Ally McBeal and Joan Watson in the crime-drama series Elementary. She once mentioned her height saying: "I'm five friggin' three! People keep saying I'm five one."

How tall is Lucy Liu
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Comment on the Height of Lucy Liu

LoganNoll1996 said on 27/Jul/15
Is it possible she's a flat 5'1? Or maybe even a flat 5'0? After looking at new images I can't see 5'1.75 being possible.
MyownPrivateLiu said on 17/Apr/15
My Chinese lady is 178cm without shoes and is smoking hot. I would never trade that for short legs.
shoz said on 12/Apr/15
Have you noticed that during Elementary, while doing any scene without high heels on (just out of bed etc) she is very quick to take a seated position to disguise her lack of height, she is obviously very self conscious about being a short person.
C said on 22/Dec/14
Just looking at random pictures, and saw this...I didn't realize how short Lui I thought I'd post it here - Dwarfed, eye to shoulder, by 5'8" & 5'9" Taylor Schilling, Maggiee Gyllenhaal, and Mira Sorvino: Click Here
Norma26 said on 22/Sep/14
Drew Barrymore looks 2 inches taller than Lucy Liu in this pic Click Here
Conner said on 9/May/14
I'm honesty shocked by some of the comments on this board. Who ever said it was bad to be a short female? Some of you act like it's a negative against anyone who is small and it sounds pretty offensive. Would you speak the same way about a dark skinned person or someone with slanted eyes? How is someone's height any different? They were born this way...besides petite females are WAY hotter than tall ones anyway.
gemsan said on 1/Apr/14
As fine as she is, who really cares how tall she is? She looks just great to me.
DP said on 26/Jan/14
Lucy Lui must be 5'1 maybe 2. When i see her Elementary Season 1 and Season 2 she ALWAYS wears platform, high heeled shoes or boots. Very clear indicator of someone how is pretty short and even more show next to her co-star. In order to disguise this fact, even when an episode was filmed in snowy NY, there she walking down the street wearing the most unlikely shoes you could think of wearing in sonow....mega high heel boots. DEFINATELY a shorty.
sherlock girl said on 8/Jan/14
Hey Rob what do you think her weight (for 5ft3) is in elementary? Awesome serie by the way!
Logan Noll 1996 said on 12/Oct/13
@Liu fan

Hell yeah! Another Lucy Liu fan!
Heightgirl said on 4/Sep/13
Lucy can not be 5f3 and she actually looks less than 5f1 to me. Maybe 5'0.75 or even less than that? She was photographed next to 5f1 Nicole Richie wearing platform high heeled wedges and only looked to be the same height even though Lucy had the shoe advantage. Click Here Marisa Tomei is said to be really only 5f2 and after seeing this pic I would have to agree with that. Looks like most Celebs actually do add an inch or two to their real heights imo.
Jack said on 14/Jun/13
I would have guessed closer to 5'5"
DigitalAssassin said on 20/May/13
I always thought she was taller. However after watching the season finale of Elementary and reading this site; I did notice she wore quite tall heels. Thanks for the information.
logan noll 1996 said on 11/Mar/13
If you look at her next to Johnny Lee Miller, you can obviously tell she's over 5 foot. Anything 5 foot or below is obviously crap.
logan noll 1996 said on 17/Feb/13
Teeny, that's crap. She is not THAT short. She taller than 5'1. You must've been wearing some HIGH heels that day.
teeny said on 16/Feb/13
I don't see how she can be 5'3. I am truly only 5 feet tall. I was standing next to her and I was looking down at her. I was like "wow, she's not even 5'"
jeff_eng said on 24/Dec/12
5'2" or shorter. Met her at union square wearing sneakers.
logan noll 1996 said on 28/Oct/12
She sounds a little serious about her height whenever I read the quote. Like I said, admire and respect her too much to go against her. I'll eave it to all of you guys to determine her height.
logan noll 1996 said on 25/Sep/12
Most beautiful woman as well as the kindest and most talented in the world. I admire her too much to go against her claim though she does seem to fit in the 5'2 range in my mind.
logan noll 1996 said on 9/Aug/12
159 cm.
Leung said on 2/Aug/07
Franco, did you have a thing for asian?
Franco said on 31/Jul/07
shes so hot i spent days and nights (before getting married) thinking about Lucy Liu and there are much better looking and more "inflated" girls with more boobs and all....but Lucy Liu to me is extremely sexy yet i don't really understand why i like her so much. :)

i always thought she's taller than 160cm but indeed shes a shortie and an extremely sexy 157cm girl. love her.
J said on 26/Jun/07
I saw here just this past weekend. I would say she is 5'2'' or so... She is very beautiful in person.
Random Person said on 7/Jun/07
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Doesn't look more then 5'1 here. Makes Cameron look like a giant. And she is in high heels it looks like.

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Again, doesn't look more then 5'1 when you factor in that she is in high heels. Makes Owen Wilson look like a giant.

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Looks to be in heels and still 8 inches shorter then Gil Bellows who you have listed as 5'10.

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Looks 5'1 next to 5'5 (maybe less) Christina Applegate, too bad you can't see the shoes.

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Looks 5'2 next to 5'8 Taye Diggs. Probably in heels though.

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MOre then a foot shorter then 6'3 (possibly less) Josh Harnett.

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Next to Ben Kingsley, looks 5'1 and is most likely in heels.

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Looks 5'1 next to 5'11 (or so) Shawn Ashmore.

I think this is enough to proof that she is at best 5'1 and a half. Probably more like 5'1.
xD said on 2/May/07
Cool :D Maybe the pictures in the magazines were taken hours after she go out of bed xD
xD said on 1/May/07
157cm = 5'2"? that means im 5'4" then..which im 5'2" (160cm). celebheights has their conversions a little wrong? Hehe

[Editor Rob: no, nothing wrong. 160cm = 63 inches or 5ft 3, 5ft 2 is one of those that is between 2 centimetre marks, i.e. 5ft 2 = 157.48cm. Technically you can round up or down, I personally round to the nearest centimetre from the inches.]
ted said on 11/Nov/06
I saw a picture of Lucy Liu wearing high heels. What heght would this make her?
Leah said on 23/Oct/06
I think people came off saying she was 5'1" because asians tend to be shorter.
I watched charlie's angels yesterday and I was guessing her height to be around 5'3" next to barrymore.
aerotive said on 2/Oct/06
Josh Hartnett looked a good foot taller than her in Lucky Number Slevin. 5 ft 2 seems about right, +/- half an inch.
theheightguru said on 13/Jun/06
I agree, Tia. There is a quote on one of the posts here (I can't remember which), where Drew Barrymore says she's 5'2". Since Drew is taller than Lucy, how can Lucy be 5'3"?
Tia said on 10/Jun/06
There is no way she's 'five friggin three'. In that pic of her and the olsen twins...IF we grant that the twins are 5ft- 5ft 1in. But honestly, i don't beleive they are. They're much smaller than that. I'm 5'1 and i stand taller than they do next to men/guys of similar height to those that they have posed next to.

Secondly, i had the opportunity to see Lucy (front row) at a premiere; and there is no way that she was 5'3. I'd give her a 5'1.5
ice said on 30/Mar/06
You know what? I think lucy liu really is 5'1. The reason she got so mad was because everyone else lies, and no one says anything, but when she tried to lie, no one believed her. That would piss me off too. LOL.
Serene said on 16/Feb/06
Rob, when did Lucy grow from 5'1.5" to 5'2.5" at this age?? Why did you keep changing her height?? She can't be any 5'3" tall..

[Editor Rob: she's now steady at 5ft 2...that seems from most of the stuff she's done to look closest...]
A said on 16/Feb/06
Hey Rob, I think she's telling the truth about being 5'3". Look at her here with Jessica Lange(5'8") and Gloria Reuben (5'7.5"). You can see their shoe attire and she appears to be 4-5" shorter.

[Editor Rob: surprisingly I think Lange recently might be looking a cm shorter than a few years back, but yes she looks nearer 5ft 3...]
Serene said on 11/Feb/06
Er?? 5'3"?? Can't be, coz she is short. Short then Drew Berrymore. So she could be 5'1.5" or just simply 5 feet

[Editor Rob: she was consistantly described 5ft 1 before she demanded she was 5ft 'friggin' 3...]
gilaone said on 7/Oct/05
I thought she was only 152 cm tall

[Editor Rob: she was described as 5ft 1 in many many magazines. She got pissed off with it hence her quote about 'I'm friggin 5ft 3'. lol. Sometimes she does look shorter though!]

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