Awkwafina Height, Weight, Age, Wiki, Biography, Net Worth, Facts

Awkwafina is an American rapper and actress who has been in the pop scene since 2012 when her song “My Vag” went viral on the internet with the music video of the song itself garnering more than 3 million views on YouTube. born as Nora Lum, she got inclined toward music from her early age. She dropped her solo album “Yellow Ranger” in 2014 that spawned hit tracks “Yellow Ranger”, “Queef” and “NYC Bitche$”. Asides musical career, she is also an actress known for her stupendous performances in movies, including Dude, Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians.

Birth Name

Nora Lum

Nickname

Awkwafina

Profession

Rapper, Actress

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Awkwafina was born on June 2, 1988 in New York City, U.S.

Age

She is currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign

Gemini

Ethnicity

Asian

Her father is Chinese American while her mother is of South Korean descent.

Education

For education, Awkwafina attended the LaGuardia High School, where she learned to play trumpet as well as took jazz and classical music lessons. She then enrolled at the State University of New York at Albany, where she majored in Journalism and Women’s Studies.

She learned Mandarin at the Beijing Language and Culture University in China from 2006 to 2008.

Family Details

Unfortunately, we do not have enough information about her family. Lum was born to an ethnic Chinese American father, Wally, and a South Korean immigrant mother, a painter. She was raised in Forest Hills, Queens by her grandmother as her mother died when she was four years old. Her grandmother had a major influence on her in  terms of knowledge and values.

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend

Awkwafina prefers not to disclose anything related to her personal life to the media, so we are uncertain about her past and present relationship status.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 1 inch
  • In centimeters – 155 cm
  • In meters -1.55 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body measurements

Unknown

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Album Debut

Awkwafina dropped her non-album single “My Vag” in 2012 followed by a music video of the song in October of that year. Both the track and music video received overwhelming response from the audience turning out to be  a massive hit. The video has recorded more than three million views on YouTube.

She released her debut studio album, “Yellow Ranger’ on February 11, 2014. The album included 11 tracks including hit tracks “Marijuana”, “Yellow Ranger”, “Queef” and “NYC Bitche$”.

Genre

Alternative Hip Hop, Comedy Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals, Trumpet

Labels

Independent

Film Debut

She had her first onscreen appearance in the comedy movie, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising as Christine in 2016.

She also has lent her voice to film characters. Her first voice role came in 2016 with the comedy adventure movie, Storks, in which she provided voice to the character of Quail.

Television Debut

Awkwafina made TV debut with the MTV’s series, Girl Code, in 2014.

Famous For

Awkwafina is well-known for her tracks My Vag (2012), NYC Bitche$ (2013), and Pockiez (2018). She met with critical praises for her appearance in the movies Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2014), Dude (2018), Ocean’s Eight (2018), and Crazy Rich Asians (2018).

Awkwafina Favorites

  • Favorite Movies – A League of Their Own (1992), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Blue Streak (1999), Best in Show (2000), Saving Face (2005)

Awkwafina Net Worth

Awkwafina has a net worth of $4 million. She lives in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City.

Social Media Profiles

Awkwafina at Crazy Rich Asians Premiere Los Angeles 2018
Awkwafina at Crazy Rich Asians Premiere Los Angeles 2018

Awkwafina Facts

She was raised by her parental grandmother after her mother died when she was four years old.

Her paternal great-grandfathers moved to the United States from China in the 1940s and opened a Chinese restaurant Lum’s in Flushing, Queens, and eventually settled there.

She adopted the stage name Awkwafina at the age of 16 years old. It means “definitely a person I repressed” and an alter ego to her “quiet and more passive” personality during her college years.

She worked as a intern for Gotham Gazette and Times Union and later as a publicity assistant for Rodale Books before achieving fame and popularity.

She began rapping at the age of 13.

Lum cites Charles Bukowski, Anaïs Nin, Joan Didion, Tom Waits, and Chet Baker as early influences

In 2015, Nora Lum was featured in the documentary “Bad Rap,” which also profiled some of her fellow Asian-American rappers like Lyricks, Rekstizzy, and Dumbfoundead. It was selected for an official selection at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2015, Awkwafina released a book titled ‘Awkwafina’s NYC,’ which is basically a travel guide to New York City.

In 2017, she was honored as Kore Asian Media’s Female Breakout of the Year.

In 2018, she hosted Saturday Night Live alongside musician Travis Scott.

You might also like