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Constance Tianming Wu (born March 22, 1982 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American actress.

Wu is best known for portraying Rachel Chu in the 2018 romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, based on Kevin Kwan's 2013 novel of the same name. After the success of the film, an adaptation of the book's sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, entered development with Wu attached to reprise her role.

Prior to her breakthrough in Crazy Rich Asians, Wu got her start in television, making her debut on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, and then on the gay-oriented web series Eastsiders. From 2015 to 2020, she starred as Jessica Huang on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, based on celebrity chef Eddie Huang's autobiography of the same name.

In May 2019, Wu was subject to online backlash surrounding social media posts she made expressing her unhappiness about the renewal of Fresh Off the Boat for a sixth season. In July 2022, she revealed that the backlash led her to attempt suicide, and in the intervening three years, she had decreased her acting workload to focus on improving her mental health. She made her debut as an author with the October 2022 release of her memoir, Making a Scene.

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