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Nora Lum (born June 2, 1988), known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American rapper and actress of Chinese and South Korean descent.

Awkwafina first received attention for her viral rap song "My Vag" in 2012, itself a response track to Mickey Avalon's hit song "My Dick". Off the back of its success, she released her full-length debut album, Yellow Ranger, in 2014, which was then followed by the In Fina We Trust EP in 2018.

She also gained mainstream attention for her recurring spot as a commentator in the MTV comedy lifestyle series Girl Code, which then extended into co-hosting its live talk show iteration in 2015.

Since Girl Code, Awkwafina has transitioned into high-profile acting projects, which included Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Regular Show, and Future Man. In 2018, she starred in two major motion pictures: Ocean's 8, a spinoff to the Ocean's Eleven franchise, and Crazy Rich Asians, an adaptation of the book of the same by name by Kevin Kwan. Later that year, she became the second-ever woman of Asian descent to host Saturday Night Live. In 2019, she played against type in the dramedy The Farewell, and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.



  • Yellow Ranger (2014)
  • In Fina We Trust EP (2018)

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