Poppy will be appearing as Mei Lin in the upcoming NBC series ‘Sunnyside’ starring Kal Pen which premieres on Thursday September 26, 2019 at 9:30pm.
Poppy stars as Mistress Yin in the web series ‘Mercy Mistress’, executive produced by Margaret Cho. Watch the series.
In addition to acting, Poppy serves as a member of the Board of Directors for SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a community-based full spectrum doula, and the Creative Director of the production company Collective Sex.
Poppy was born in Xi’An, China and raised between Minnesota and Shanghai. She currently lives between New York City and Los Angeles.
I believe in stories that serves as blueprints for radical intersectional futures where those who have been historically disenfrachised are centered and thriving.
I believe in art as a spirit practice that invites us into our bravest and most compassionate selves.
I believe that as migrant diasporic people, when we speak our stories we are building houses of healing for our communities, for our ancestors and for our next generations.
"Poppy Liu delivers a gut-punching canon ball performance. She is equal parts charming, intimidating, and devastating. She pushes herself, and we are grateful for it."
- Maridee Slater, The Reviews Hub
"Beyond empowering. Liu's performance blew me away entirely. The nuance with which she juggles multiple emotions is staggering -- horror, shame, rage, isolation, fear, desperation, sometimes all together -- I wanted to scream with her."
- Sarah Weber, Theatre is Easy
"Luminous and lithe" - New York Theatre Review
"Haunting" - The New York Times
"Rambunctious physical comedienne" - American Theater Magazine
"Indescribable force and strength"
- Lauren Himiak, Rewire
"[My goal is] to be empowered in my body without being diminished or policed or sexualized. [My goal is] to be free."
- Interview in The Daily Beast
“Concurrently Across” / 2018 / Sirens Zine
“Names of Women” Comic Adaptation, Illustrated by Zoraida Ingles / 2018 / Shout Your Abortion Book
"Stories as Breadcrumbs for Finding Our Way Back to Family & Homeland” / 2018 / New York Abortion Access Fund Zine
Artist Power Summit, Center for Cultural Power
Planned Parenthood Solidarity Conference
Infinite Love Party created by Diana Oh
BUST Magazine Craftacular Panel with #ShoutYourAbortion
New York Abortion Access Fund zine launch
Women of Color in Solidarity Conference
Pitch Her Productions Riveter Series
Abortion Care Network (ACN) National Conference
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina State University
Healthy and Free Tennessee Conference
University of Middle Tennessee