She also has played police officer Jessica Tang on Southland , a television show focusing on the lives of police officers and detectives in Los Angeles, as a recurring guest actor during the fourth season. She has a biological son, Rockwell, who was born in via gestational surrogate. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Lucy Liu born December 2, is an American actress, who is known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal — , the assertive assassin O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill , and Joan Watson in the crime-drama series Elementary — Episode " Hiding Behind My Smile ". In , Liu was the spokeswoman for the Lee National Denim Day fundraiser, which raises money for breast cancer research and education. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. She worked as a waitress at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase club circa — In a episode of Sex and the City entitled "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" she guest starred as herself, playing Samantha Jones ' new client.