‘Kill Bill’ actress Lucy Liu to be honored at Harvard

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, Lucy Liu participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York. The “Kill Bill” and “Charlie’s Angels” actress, currently starring in the CBS series “Elementary,” was named 2016 artist of the year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. She’s scheduled to receive the award Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 in a presentation at the Cultural Rhythms Festival at Sanders Theater in Cambridge.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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 in the CBS series “Elementary,” was named 2016 artist of the year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.

She’s 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 she’s “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 have included Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington and Salma Hayek.

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