Actress Lucy Liu is being honoured 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.
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.