Poppy Liu is a classically trained, bilingual, first generation Chinese American actor, poet, and full spectrum doula born in Xi'An, China and raised between Minnesota and Shanghai. She currently resides in New York City.
Poppy stars as Mistress Yin in the upcoming web series, ‘Mercy Mistress’, executive produced by Margaret Cho. To watch the series, visit here.
Poppy is a creative director of the production company Collective Sex which has the mission of healing through story into the radical queer future. To find out more, visit here.
To watch Poppy's acting demo reel, visit here.
To inquire about Poppy’s doula services, visit here.
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
New York Abortion Access Fund zine launch
Women of Color 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