June 2, 1988
33 years old
5 ft 1 in | 155 cm tall
34-24-34 in | 86-61-86 cm
55 kg | 121 lbs
6 US | 36.5 EU
Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina was born in Stony Brook, New York, United States, on June 2, 1988, is an American actresss.
Young Awkwafina first started performing as a rapper, at the age of 13.
She landed big break with her rap song "My Vag" (2012).
She made her big screen debut in comedy film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) in role as Christine.
She got her television debut as an actress in MTV comedy series Girl Code (2014-2015) in role as Herself.
Her breakthrough performance came as Constance in heist comedy film Ocean's 8 (2018).
She released her debut album "Yellow Ranger" in 2014.
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as Billi Wang in comedy drama film The Farewell (2019), also she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress.
She won the The Asian Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema and she was nominated for a San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Comedic Performance for her role as Goh Peik Lin in romantic comedy film Crazy Rich Asians (2018).
She voiced Quail in animated adventure comedy film Storks (2016).
Dude (2018) coming-of-age comedy drama opposite Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott and Alexandra Shipp
Paradise Hills (2019) science fiction fantasy thriller with Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald and Milla Jovovich
She voiced Courtney in animated comedy movie The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) fantasy adventure comedy opposite Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart
She voiced Otto in live-action animated adventure comedy film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020).
Swan Song (2021) science fiction drama in role as Kate, opposite Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close and Naomie Harris
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) superhero in role as Katy, with Simu Liu and Fala Chen
She voiced Sisu in animated adventure fantasy film Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).
Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) comedy drama in role as Mina, opposite Mila Kunis, Allison Janney and Juliette Lewis
She co-hosted comedy-driven talk show Girl Code Live (2015).
She hosted late night talk show Tawk (2015–2017).
She voiced Carmen / Dr. Chang in Fox animated sitcom The Simpsons (2019) in 2 episodes.
She hosted Saturday Night Live (2018() in episode "Awkwafina/Travis Scott".
She voiced The Collector / skekLach in Netflix fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019).
She wrote, produced and starred in fictionalized version of herself in Comedy Central series Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (2020– ).
Attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City.
She majored in journalism and women's studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
She studied Mandar at the Beijing Language and Culture University in China (2006-2008).
She was trained in classical music and jazz.
Has Chinese and Korean ancestry.
She adopted the stage name Awkwafina, at the age of 16.
She released two albums:
Yellow Ranger (2014)
In Fina We Trust (2018)
She is first Asian American actress to win a Golden Globe award.
Featured in Gap's "Logo Remix" campaign.
She was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Rising Star Award in 2020.
Released the guidebook, Awkwafina's NYC in 2015.
She appeared in documentary Bad Rap (2016).
She was a publicity assistant for publishing house, Rodale.
Support a movemen, Time's Up.
There is no information about her boyfriend or affair.