Nora Lum (born June 2, 1988), known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress, rapper, and comedian. She is the recipient of various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and nominations for a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an AACTA International Award.

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).

Awkwafina 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, and additionally won the Satellite Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress.

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. She voiced Sisu in Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) and portrayed Katy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). She then starred in the 2022 film The Bad Guys.


February 5, 2022

Awkwafina Addresses Blaccent, AAVE and Cultural Appropriation Criticisms

Nora Lum acknowledged the "fine line between offense and pop culture" but claims her use of AAVE "never was" meant to "mock, belittle or to be unkind" to Black people.

February 13, 2021

Jerry Seinfeld, Awkwafina, Jadakiss and more voice new NYC subway announcements

Other famous New Yorkers to take part include Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Rapaport, Eric Andre and Young M.A. The post Jerry Seinfeld, Awkwafina, Jadakiss and more voice new NYC subway announcements appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.


In Fina We Trust

June 8, 2018

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Yellow Ranger

February 11, 2014

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Queef - Single

December 4, 2013

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April 4, 2013

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October 11, 2012

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