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Lana Therese Condor (born on May 11, 1997 in Cần Thơ, Vietnam) is an American actress of Vietnamese descent. Born with the name Tran Dong Lan, she spent the first five months of her life in a Vietnamese orphanage, where she and an unrelated boy were adopted and renamed by an American couple who had trouble conceiving (their story was chronicled in a Chicago Tribune article dated December 21, 1997, here).

Condor made her film debut as X-Men character Jubilee in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse. That same year, she appeared in the Peter Berg true crime drama Patriots Day.

She later starred in the lead role of the 2018 romantic comedy To All the Boys I've Loved Before, released internationally by Netflix, for which received widespread praise for her performance. She subsequently reprised her role in the film's two sequels.

That same year, she appeared in Alita: Battle Angel, the live-action film adaptation of Battle Angel Alita, and Syfy's Deadly Class, based on the Image comic book series.

Selected filmography:

Tropes associated with the actress:

  • Dawson Casting: Condor was 20 years old when she portrayed the 16-year-old Lara Jean in To All the Boys I've Loved Before. By the time the third film rolled out, in which Lara Jean was 18, Condor was 22 years old. Same goes for her role of the titular Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken- her character was 16, but she was already 23 when she recorded her lines and 24 when the movie came out.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: She is of Vietnamese descent but has yet to play one. Her Asian characters so far are Chinese (Jubilee), Korean (Lara Jean), and Japanese (Saya).
  • One Head Taller: With her To All the Boys I've Loved Before co-star Noah Centineo, who is over ten inches taller than her.