Her mother, Maria JoÃ£o Leal de Sousa, is a Brazilian-born model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978.
Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home.
She began taking gymnastics at the age of two.
Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai.
Later, taking a break from modeling, she attended Columbia University, majoring in literature.
Actress Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, and was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California.