Awkwafina, born Nora Lum, is an American musician, rapper, and comedian of Chinese and South Korean descent. Raised in Queens, New York, she attended LaGuardia High School where she developed skills in jazz, classical music, and trumpet playing. After studying journalism at the University at Albany, Awkwafina moved to Beijing to learn Mandarin at Beijing Language and Culture University. She released her debut album, "Yellow Ranger," in 2014, marking the beginning of her music career. Simultaneously, she ventured into acting. Her filmography includes roles in comedies such as "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," TV series like "Mary + Jane" and "Future Man," and voice work in the animated film "Storks." Awkwafina gained significant attention for her role in "Ocean’s 8" (2018), where she starred alongside Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, and Rihanna as the savvy thief Constance. Continuing her rise, she appeared in major films like "Crazy Rich Asians," "Jumanji: The Next Level," and notably in "The Farewell," for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Her subsequent roles include Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" and the horror-comedy "Renfield" with Nicolas Cage. Beyond acting, Awkwafina has made her mark in voice acting with roles in "Raya and the Last Dragon," "The Bad Guys," and Disney's upcoming adaptation of "The Little Mermaid."



Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)

- Zhen (voice)

Migration (2023)

- Chump (voice)