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Awkwafina Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, rapper, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in Forest Hills, Queens
  • Started rapping when she was 13
  • Played the trumpet in high school and trained in classical music and jazz
  • Released her debut album, Yellow Ranger, on February 11, 2014
  • Studied Journalism, Women's Studies and Mandarin in college
  • Made her film debut in the 2016 comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, playing Christine

Awards

  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Animated Movie Voice: nominated
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated

Relationships

  • Wally Lum -- Father