Awkwafina also known as Nora Lum is an American actress, writer & producer better known for her work recently in Marvel studios presents ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)’.
The golden globe award winner Nora Lum also known by her stage name Awkwafina is an 33 years old actress completed her BA in University at Albany.
In this article you will find out everything about Awkwafina (Nora Lum) Age, Height, Biography, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Movies, Family & more.
|Actress + Writer +
|Date of Birth
|2 June 1988
|33 years as of 2022
|Stony Brook, New york, USA
|Fiorello H. LaGuardia High school
University at Albany
|Bachelor’s in Arts
|Salary (per annum)
Awkwafina, also known as Nora Lum Ying, is an American actress, rapper and comedian, she is a nominated celebrity for various award nominations, and known for her roles as Constance in “Ocean’s 8”, and as the role of Katy in the Marvel studios’ independent produced movie ‘Shang Chi and the legend of the ten rings’, with her remarkable performances in the film “Raya and the Last dragon”, produced by Disney for the voice of the last dragon named “Sisu” and also lending her voice for the bird “Courtney” in the game based movie “The Angry Birds Movie 2”.
Nora Lum was born on 2 June 1988 in Stony Brook, New York, United States. Lum is currently in relationship with her long time boyfriend however she made sure that his identity would not at all been made into public as of now. It seems that she is quite serious about the relationship and does not want to disclose it now at any cost.
Awkwafina is currently 33 years old as of 2022 which makes her cast under Gemini zodiac sign. However, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Arts by associating with University at Albany.
Awkwafina is active since 2012 when she started her YouTube channel and started her career as part time singer, where she used to posts her videos singing regularly, which was then watched online by thousands of her followers.
She continued to make short videos and singing songs for over 4 years since 2012. Suddenly, in 2016 she made her debut in film industry where she was casted in one of the scenes in Tv series American sitcom “Regular Show”.
It was then she was considered having huge potential in the field of acting, as of now she had appeared in more than 10 films (including tv series) that got her huge fan following and fame all across the world.
Awkwafina Best movies
Mark + Jane (2016) as Gina,
Future Man (2017) as woman from video game store,
Dude (2018) as Rebecca,
Ocean’s Eight (2018) as Constance,
Wierd City (2019) as Charlotta,
The Simpsons (2019) as Dr. Chang,
Jumanji : The next Level (2019) as Ming,
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) as Katy.
Here’s the list of upcoming movies of Awkwafina
Renfield (2023) as Rebecca Quincy,
The little Mermaid (2023) as Scuttle (voice).
Nora Lum Ying was born in the year 1989 dated June 2 to be precise, where she was casted under the zodiac sign Gemini, which makes her 32 years of age for the year 2022.
Awkwafina, born and raised as Nora Lum Ying, was raised in Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, to a couple of a chinese denominated american father and korean based american mother, Her heritage comes from a line of restaurants whereas her father pursued a career in the Information and technology field.
Her father immigrated his belongings and himself to the United States of America during the 1940’s and initialised a small cantonese restaurant named “Lum’s” in Flushing,Queens, it is also known to be one of the finest and first chinese based restaurant during those times.
Awkwafina’s mother Tia who immigrated to the United States with her family in the late 1972’s from South Korea, she was a painter by daily earning and the immigrated selves found love interests in each other and later got married, after a year they both had a daughter named Nora Lum Yin.
But the happiness didn’t long much as Awkwafina’s mother Tia passed away due to pulmonary Hypertension when Nora was just a baring child of 4 years, as a lone father of a child, her father raised Awkwafina with his parents which at the end made Nora emotionally close to her grandmother as she was her only female supporting figure in her life.
Awkwafina was admitted into Fiorello H. LaGuardia High school, where she gained interests in music and started practising the trumpet, and gained to play in musical forms such as “Classical” and “Jazz”, as she nurtured and gained stability at her mature levels, she adopted the stage name “Awkwafina”, to create a new energy for the flow of her talents.
She defined that the stage name made her more “quiet and passive” with a positive attitude to portray during her college years, during the years 2006 to 2008, Awkwafina got into the Beijing language and Cultural university to learn the language mandarin to emotionally connect with her supporting character paternal grandmother, She later gained bachelor’s degree in Journalism and women’s studies by graduating from the institute Albany, state university of New York in the year 2011.
Awkwafina, had many interests to pursue a definitive career in the musical field, she inialised her career at the age of thirteen, Her initial producers were Garageband where she shared interest and ended up learning Logic pro and Ableton eventually.
Her career song named “My Vag”, released in the year 2012 gained fame as it was streamed worldwide at the media sharing platform youtube, which she was trying to complete through her college years, as it gained typical fame she lost her job at the publications where she used to work because her employer her presence in the musical rap video, losing her job wasn’t a big deal to her which indeed motivated her to comeback with a new rap later in the year 2014 , the song was named “Yellow Ranger” released at the date February 11.
Her personal channel on youtube includes her total 11 songs, their title tracks go by “Yellow Ranger”, “Queef” and “NYC Bitche$”, she also contributed in the acting field, and appeared in six episodes of the fourth season of the television series named “Girl Code”, and later hosted its spin-off for the title “Girl Code-Live” streamed on Mtv.
She also made her daily living by being a disc jockey at various bars in New York. As she had further roots with her ethnical background, Awkwafina shared interests with Margeret Cho who was a comedian for teaming up to work on song that poked asian stereotypes.
She is also recognized for the documentary “Bad Rap” which was also featured in the Tribeca Film Festival. She created a song named “We Trust” released in the year 2018, which gained spotlight on various asian artists and eventually won her the A2IM Libera award in the year 2019.
2019 was Awkwafina’s year as she starred in a lead film named “The Farewell”, about a writer named Billi, who visits her sick grandmother situated in China, she gained recognition of many Critics and she received the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress-Motion Picture or Musical’ becoming the first person of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe Award in any lead actress film category.
She also starred in the fictional game movie “Jumanji:The Next Level” casting alongside Dwayne Johnson, Nick Jonas and Kevin Hart, for the role of Ming Fleetfoot a pickpocketer.
She was casted for the 2021 Marvel studio’s produced movie named “Shang Chi: The Legend of The Ten Rings”, as the role of Katy as the bestfriend of the lead her Shang Chi, who was played by Simu Liu, she was casted alongside Asian based actor Simu Liu and legendary actor Tony Leung.
Awkafina also gained the role for the voice of the fictional dragon named Sisu, in the film “Raya and The Last Dragon” produced by Disney Productions.
Awkwafina has an estimated and calculated Net Worth of around $8 Million.
Awkwafina belongs to the Chinese-Korean ethnicity and has an estimated height of 155 centimetres and 5 feet 2 inches. She usually consumes Asian appetite and has a weight of around 55 kilograms. Awkwafina has black colored eyes due to her inheritors. She has black colored hair color as most Asians usually have.
Relationships, affairs, and Marital status of Awkwafina
Awkafina hasn’t been involved in any such conspiracies or rumors as far known. It appears that the actress remains unmarried, and if she’s still dating the same boyfriend she referred to in the interview, his identity remains a mystery till date.