Lucy Liu to Be Honored at Harvard for Humanitarian Work

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Lucy Liu

She was named 2016 artist of the year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Lucy Liu is being honored at Harvard for her humanitarian work.

The Kill Bill and Charlie's Angels actress, currently starring on CBS' Elementary, was named 2016 artist of the year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.

Liu is scheduled to receive the award Saturday evening in a presentation at the Cultural Rhythms Festival at Sanders Theater in Cambridge.

Born to immigrant parents in the New York City borough of Queens, Liu is a UNICEF Ambassador and has been a spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign. Harvard says the actress has "worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the plight of women and children in some of the world's most impoverished countries."

Previous Harvard Foundation winners include Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington and Salma Hayek.

 

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