Awkwafina is a Golden Globe winning actress, writer and musician from Queens, New York. She grew up with her given name, Nora Lum, and has since used her trademark comedic style and signature flair to become a breakout talent in the entertainment industry. Most recently, Lum can be see in her Comedy Central Show, “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens,” which just completed his first season and “Jumanji: The Next Level,” which opened December 2019.
Lum is receiving glowing reviews for her starring role in the indie darling “The Farewell,” where she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The story is based on a true story about a family saying goodbye to their beloved matriarch – the only person who doesn’t know she is dying.
Lum brings an impressive range of talent to everything she does, most famously to Warner Bros’ smash hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” which she starred as Peik Lin. She also hosted “Saturday Night Live” and starred in “Ocean’s 8.”
Lum became an internet sensation in 2012 with her satirical work in the viral video “My Vag,” and her 2014 debut album, which featured her acclaimed raps “NYC Bitche$,” “Mayor Bloomberg (Giant Margarita),” and the title track, “Yellow Ranger.”
Lum can next be seen in Marvel’s Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings and season two of her Comedy Central show. She currently resides in Los Angeles.