Nora Lum, born on June 02, 1989, known as Awkwafina, is an American rapper and actress. She has appeared in the films Dude, Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8. She has released many hit songs like Pockiez, Marijuana and NYC Bitche$.
Born in New York City, United States, her father’s name is Wally and her mother passed away when Awkwafina was only 4 years old.
She has not dated anybody publicly yet. She is probably single.
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Profile / Wiki / Information
- Name: Nora Lum
- Nickname: Awkwafina
- Birthday: June 02, 1989
- Age: 29 years old
- Gender: Female
- Birthplace: New York City, United States
- Current Residence: New York City, United States
- Education: State University of New York at Albany
- Profession: Rapper, Actress
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity/Race: Asian (Chinese descent from father and of South Korean descent from mother)
- Religion: Unknown
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Zodiac: Gemini
- Boyfriend: She is probably single
- Net Worth: 2 Million USD
- Height: 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm)
- Weight: 52 kg (114.5 lbs)
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Trivia and Facts, you may not know about Awkwafina
- Her mother passed away when Awkwafina was only 4 years old, she was raised by her grandparents.
- In 1940, her great-grandfathers immigrated to the United States and started a Chinese restaurant called Lum’s in Flushing, Queens.
- She started rapping at the age of 13.
- At the age of 16, Nora started going out by the name of “Awkwafina” when she was in college. According to her, the name “Awkwafina” represents an alter ego to her character which is “quiet and more passive.”
- Before attaining stardom, Nora worked as an intern for news organizations known as Gotham Gazette and Times Union. She has also worked as publicity assistant for Rodale, Inc.
- She is inspired by journalist Joan Didion, essayist Anais Nin, writer Charles Bukowski and musicians Chet Baker and Tom Waits.
- In 2012, she released the song titled My Vag, in response to My D**k by Mickey Avalon.
- She was once attacked by a bunch of squirrels while she was at Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
- Her album titled Yellow Rangeris in reference to the Yellow Ranger from the Power Ranger series.
- She was fired from her job as a publicist after the company found out that Nora had written the explicit song, My Vag.
- The web talk-show called TAWK, was started after Nora was approached by the YouTube channel, Astronauts Wanted, in 2015. In 206, her work earned her a nomination for a Streamy Award in the News and Culture category.
- In 2014, Nora was selected as host for Tenacious D’smusic festival, Festival Supreme.
- In 2015, a book, Awkwafina’s NYC, Lum’s travel guide to New York City,was published.
- She, along with hip-hop artists Rekstizzy, Dumbfounddead and Lyricks, was featured in Salima Koroma’s documentary called Bad Rap, in 2016.
- In 2017, Nora received the title of Kore Asian Media’sFemale Breakout of the Year.
- In 2018, Awkwafina starred alongside actress Constance Wu as a college friend in the film, Crazy Rich Asians. Nora created her own dialogues during the shoot of the movie.
- In 2018, Nora hosted Saturday Night Livealongside Travis Scott.
- Visit Awkwafina’s official website @ awkwafina.com.
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