Nora Lum, better known as “Awkwafina,” is an Asian American rapper, writer, and actress from Queens, New York. She recently starred in the all-female cast of the Warner Bros. feature OCEAN’S 8, alongside Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett that will be released in the summer of 2018. Additionally, Nora starred in CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2018), which was directed by Jon. M Chu. The film is based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel and scheduled to be released in August 2018.
Previously, she starred in the Universal feature NEIGHBORS 2 (2016) with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron & Rose Byrne. Nora also plays ‘Rebecca’ in Olivia Milch’s Indie comedy feature DUDE (2017), and the voice of ‘Quail’ in the Warner Bros. animated feature STORKS (2016).
In television, Nora will be shooting her Comedy Central pilot this summer which she created and will star in. Her other TV credits include: Hulu’s FUTURE MAN as well as MTV’s MARY + JANE and GIRL CODE.
Known for the extensive satire of her hilarious original music, Nora hosts a talk show on YouTube for Astronauts Wanted entitled TAWK. Nora sold her first book, a travel guide to New York, “Awkwafina's NYC” published by, Penguin Random House in 2015. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Nylon, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, New York, The Daily Beast, Gothamist, Jezebel, Gawker, Hairpin, HelloGiggles.com, and Bust.