Awkwafina Biography, Real Name, Age, Movies and Net Worth

Awkwafina Biography

Nora Lum popularly known as Awkwafina is an American actress, rapper, and comedian. She is popular for her rap song “My Vag” which she released in 2012. She became the first Asian performer to win a Golden Globe Award. Awkwafina was born on June 2, 1988 in Stony Brook, New York, U.S.

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Real Name

Nora Lum

Date of Birth

June 2, 1988


33 years (2021)

State of Origin

New York


United States







Net Worth

$8 million

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Educational Background

Awkwafina Education

Awkwafina attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She learned Mandarin Beijing Language and Culture University.

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In 2011, Awkwafina graduated from the University at Albany, State University of New York where she majored in journalism and women’s studies.


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Awkwafina started rapping at the age of 13. She started her career as a musician at the age of 15. She adopted the name Awkwafina. Awkwafina learnt how to play trumpet and was trained in classical music and jazz during her high school days.

In 2012, Awkwafina released her hit song “My Vag”. My Vag music video shot her to stardom after the music video trended on YouTube.

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In February 2014, she released her debut solo album “Yellow Ranger “. The album featured hit songs like “Yellow Ranger”, “Queef” and “NYC Bitche$”.

Awkwafina ventured into comedy in 2016. She collaborated with comedian Margaret Cho on “Green Tea”, a song that pokes fun at Asian stereotypes.

Awkwafina released a 7-track EP titled ‘In Fina We Trust’ in June 2018. The EP won the 2019 A2IM Libera Award for Best Hip-Hop/Rap Album.

Awkwafina hosted the short-form talk show web series Tawk for the digital production company Astronauts Wanted which was aired on YouTube from 2015 to 2017.

Awkwafina played a leading role in the comedy-drama film The Farewell (2019), for which she received critical acclaim and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

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She was a co-creator, writer, and executive producer of the Comedy Central series Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens which premiered in 2020.

Awkwafina has featured in several movies since her career. Some of Awkwafina movies are

  • Bad Rap
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
  • Storks
  • Dude
  • Ocean’s 8
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Farewell and many others

Awkwafina Instagram Handle

Awkwafina instagram handle is @awkwafina

Personal Life

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Awkwafina is of Chinese origin. Her father was the son of a Chinese immigrant. Her mother was a South Korean.

Awkwafina Net Worth

Awkwafina Net Worth

Awkwafina net worth is estimated to be $8 million.

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