Actress Lucy Liu has recorded a video urging New Yorkers to support the legalization of gay marriage in the state.

“I was born in Jackson Heights, Queens,” Liu says in the 30-second spot. “New York has always been about diversity and acceptance. Please join me in supporting marriage equality for all New Yorkers.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The 42-year-old actress became know for her role in the Fox legal drama-comedy Ally McBeal, in which she starred opposite Calista Flockhart. She's gone on to star in several films, including Charlie's Angels, Chicago and Kill Bill.

Liu's video is part of an ongoing campaign that features prominent celebrities and politicians. The campaign, backed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay advocate, has previously featured singer-songwriter Moby, actresses Fran Drescher and Julianne Moore, fashion designer Kenneth Cole, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the widow of tennis great Arthur Ashe, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The campaign created a stir when it recruited Barbara Bush, the daughter of former president George W. Bush, to record a video.

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently pledged he would spearhead a new effort to legalize gay marriage in the Empire State later this year.