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Jing Lusi (born 16 May 1985) is a British actress. She is best known for her roles in Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016), the film Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and the BAFTA-nominated series Gangs of London (2020).
On stage, Lusi was part of the original cast of the European premiere of Amy Herzog's play 4000 Miles. She has presented for the BBC, as well as being the focus, for the documentaries My Chinese New Year (2015) and Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth (2016).
Lusi was born on 16 May 1985 in Pudong, Shanghai, and moved with her parents to the United Kingdom at the age of five. Her family settled in Southampton, her father having been granted a scholarship to study for a master's degree at the university. She studied at Peter Symonds College, Winchester, then read law at University College London.
Lusi's first television role was in the BBC's BAFTA award-winning medical drama series Holby City. She made her debut in 2012, playing Tara Lo. In 2013, Lusi left the cast when her character died during neurosurgery, her final episode airing on 16 April 2013.
She has starred in TV shows such as Stan Lee's Lucky Man as the villainous Lily-Anne Lau alongside James Nesbitt, played detectives in Scott & Bailey and Gangs of London, and has made guest appearances in shows like Matthew Weiner's anthology series The Romanoffs.
In films, Lusi has starred in the action thriller Survivor alongside Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, and Robert Forster, Warner Bros box office hit Crazy Rich Asians and SAS: Red Notice with Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose and Tom Hopper, based on the book Red Notice by Andy McNab.
The Independent described her performance as, "cruelly well observed, and very funny... Jing Lusi nails the narcissism and the ridiculous, relentless self-promotion of the Facebook age".
Lusi performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 as part of a collective of comedians in Immigrant Diaries; a comedy storytelling show aimed to 'show a different side' to the heaviness of the topic during the General Election of the same year.
In 2015–16, Lusi hosted the Chinese New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square.
She was the subject of the BBC One program My Chinese New Year, which was broadcast on 1 March 2015.