Liu first shot to fame in the 90’s as a series regular on the legal comedy-drama “Ally McBeal,” a role that earned her an Emmy nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Over a a career that has spanned almost three decades, the 50-year-old’s other credits include “Charlie’s Angels,” “Kill Bill” and “Kung Fu Panda.” She currently stars as Joan Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick, in CBS’s “Elementary,” the final season of which is set to premiere three weeks after Liu’s Walk of Fame induction.
“Back in 2000, I came here to 30 Rock and waited outside when my idol Lucy Liu hosted ‘SNL’” Awkwafina said during her monologue.
“Standing here tonight is a dream I never thought would come true,” she added. “So thank you, Lucy, for opening the door. I wasn’t able to make into the building then, but, 18 years later, I am hosting the show. I love you, Lucy Liu! Be my friend!”