Lucy Liu, 49, went out with a new hairstyle

Lucy Liu surprised her fans with her sun-kissed blond locks

Lucy Liu stepped out on the red carpet at the 63rd annual Obie Awards in an elegant black dress that accentuated her slender figure and flirted with her shapely knees. The frock had insets of polka dot organza and a pussy-cat bow. Liu wore black pumps and carried a dainty black clutch bag, reported the Daily Mail.

What surprised the fans and the waiting photographers was the star's new hairdo. The sultry exotic brunette showed up sporting sun-kissed blonde locks. 

Liu became known in 1998 for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the hit television series Ally McBeal for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

Liu later starred as one of Charlie's Angels in 2000, and in 2003 she played the villain once again as O-Ren Ishii in Tarantino's cult classic Kill Bill.

The 49-year-old Liu joined a bevy of celebrities including Andrew Garfield, Matthew Broderick, Billy Crudup, Oliver Platt, Carrie Coon, Laura Benanti, and Denise Gough, to celebrate and reward excellence in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions.

The host for the evening was John Leguizamo, who isn't just an acclaimed actor, but a talented playwright and producer. He wore a semi-formal ensemble that matched a grey windowpane coat with jeans, accessorized with a pair of dark boots.

Garfield opted for more traditional garb in the form of a dark grey suit, and a light-grey shirt. Garfield's co-star in the new Broadway production of Angels in America, Denise Gough, flashed a glimpse of a perfect middrift under her floral top.

Gough carried a black clutch bag and wore quirkily mismatched heels - one blue, one magenta - that added a touch of irreverence to her outfit. 

Matthew Broderick wore an elegantly tailored grey jacket with dark pants and added a pair of black Oxfords. Broderick attended the Obies alone without his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

Billy Crudup, who last appeared on Broadway in 2013 in No Man's Land wore a light grey shirt under a dark grey jacket.

The Obie Awards were created in 1955 by Jerry Tallmer to acknowledge the importance of the Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions.

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