Lucy Liu welcomed a baby boy into her life. Although Lucy had not previously revealed the news, Liu had been eagerly anticipating the birth of her baby via a surrogate, reported MSN.
Lucy, 46, did not specify why she chose to use a gestational carrier. But Liu kept her baby announcement news on social media short and sweet.
“Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu,” wrote Lucy, known for her starring role in Elementary.“In ❤!”
Liu’s representative revealed that little Rockwell Loyd and Lucy are happy and healthy. He is Liu’s first baby.
Lucy’s spokesperson also confirmed that Liu had her baby via a gestational carrier, reported the Daily Mail.
“I can confirm that Lucy Liu is the proud mother of Rockwell Lloyd Liu, brought into the world via gestational carrier,” said the rep.
Live Science notes that a gestational carrier is sometimes called a gestational surrogate. In addition to Lucy, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and Jimmy Fallon and his Nancy, used surrogates in order to have their babies.
Lucy took on the challenge of co-starring with Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz in the original and sequel Charlie’s Angels movies. In addition, Liu starred in Ally McBeal.
And it’s not just a son that’s new in Lucy’s life. Liu now has both a new baby and a new joy in a different aspect of her career, which is directing, reported CBS News.
When it comes to experimenting with directing for Elementary, Lucy feels that the challenges of both acting and helming the show have their rewards.
“I really love it. I think it’s just a natural progression from where I started over 20 years ago,” explained Liu. “It’s funny because you learn from the people you work with around you – not just the crew and directors, but just as a whole you see how everything starts working.”
The drama on CBS seeks to take Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes and give it a modern twist. As an actress, Lucy proves her wits in playing the investigative partner to Sherlock. Liu made her Elementary directing debut in 2014.
“The second time around I learned a lot more than the first time,” revealed Lucy.
And that second time included an unanticipated challenge in the form of zebras. Liu noted that with a winter filming planned, they even contemplated painting tiny ponies with white and black stripes.
“Trust me, we went through every possible list of things that we needed to do,” she added.
[Image via Lucy Liu / Instagram; Photo by Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images; Jason Merritt / Getty Images]