Awkwafina

Awkwafina

  • Birthday: 1988-06-02
  • Place of birth: Stony Brook, Brookhaven, New York, USA
  • Also know as: Nora Lum

Biography

Nora Lum (born June 2, 1988), known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress and rapper. She rose to prominence in 2012 when her rap song "My Vag" became popular on YouTube. She then released her debut album, Yellow Ranger (2014), and appeared on the MTV comedy series Girl Code (2014–2015). Her second album, In Fina We Trust, was released in 2018. She played supporting roles in the comedy films Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Ocean's 8 (2018), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019). She played a leading role in the comedy-drama film The Farewell (2019), for which she received critical acclaim and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in any lead actress film category. She was also nominated for the BAFTA in the Rising Star Category in 2020 and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, as well as winning the Satellite Award for Best Actress. She was the voice of Sisu in Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). She portrays Katy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). Awkwafina is co-creator, writer, and executive producer of the Comedy Central series Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (2020–present), in which she stars as a fictionalized version of herself. Description above from the Wikipedia article Awkwafina, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Bad Rap

2016

As Herself

The Farewell

2019

As Billi

The Baccarat Machine

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As Cheung Yin “Kelly” Sun

Shelly

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As Shelly Wheeler

Raya and the Last Dragon

2021

As Sisu (voice)

Swan Song

2021

As Kate

The Bad Guys

2022

As Ms. Tarantula (voice)

Renfield

2023

As Rebecca Quincy

Maraschino Ruby

2022

As Ms. Tarantula (voice)

Dude

2018

As Rebecca Voller

Ocean's Eight

2018

As Constance

Paradise Hills

2019

As Yu

The Little Mermaid

2023

As Scuttle (voice)

Wildwood

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As (voice)

Crazy Rich Asians

2018

As Goh Peik Lin

The Angry Birds Movie 2

2019

As Courtney (voice)

Storks

2016

As Quail (voice)

Production

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