Awkwafina’s “government name” is Nora Lum. Nora Lum is an Asian American rapper, writer, and actress. She can currently be seen in Warner Brothers features Ocean’s 8, directed by Gary Ross, opposite Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett and Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon Chu, opposite Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.
Nora can be seen in the Universal film, Neighbors 2 opposite Seth Rogen, Zac Efron & Rose Byrne. She also stars as ‘Rebecca’ in the independent comedy Dude, written and directed by Olivia Milch. She was also the voice of ‘Quail’ in the Warner Bros. animated feature Storks (2016).
In television, Nora shot her Comedy Central pilot this summer which she created and will star in. Her other TV credits include: Hulu’s Future Man as well as MTV’s Mary + Jane and Girl Code.
She is self-noted for her extensive satire and comical appeal in her music. Nora sold her first book, a travel guide to New York entitled Awkwafina’s NYC published by Penguin Random House.
She hosts a talk show on YouTube for Astronauts Wanted entitled TAWK. Nora is a cast member on MTV’s show Girl Code and Girl Code Live. On October 2, 2018, Nora hosted Saturday Night Live. She has been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, New York, The Daily Beast, Gothamist, Jezebel, Gawker, Hairpin, HelloGiggles.com, and Bust.