One of the funniest Chinese-American actresses is back. Nora Lum, also known as, “Awkafina,” is in the all-female spinoff film, Ocean’s 8. She is one of many things: an American rapper, a television personality, and a comedian. She is a hard-working and dedicated woman who began to become famous when she was 23 years-old. Despite her being in only a few movies, how much could all that experience have earned in Hollywood?
Nora Lum Net Worth As Of 2019: $4 Million
The Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Ocean’s 8 actress has accrued a net worth of $4 million throughout her acting and music career. Let’s take a look at how she became a popular star beginning at 13 years-old.
Nora Lum was born on June 2, 1989, in Queens, New York. Growing up, Awkwafina was raised and influenced mostly by her grandmother, after losing her mother when she was four-years-old. Her desire and passion for music came when she was in LaGuardia High School, where she was trained in classical and jazz music. Once she finished high school, she enrolled at The University at Albany, where she majored in journalism and women’s studies.
Her career began.
Awkwafina kicked off her musical career when she was 13. Her favorite genre was rap. However, it wasn’t until 2012, when she became the next big thing on the internet. So what was it that started her popularity?
Her song, “My Vag,” which is a response to Mickey Avalon’s “My Dick” gained a ton of popularity online. Not to mention, Awkafina’s music video was well-watched, garnering over 2 million views on YouTube. Amazing.
A few years later, she released her solo album “Yellow Ranger.” Next, it was time for her to join the cast of the hit comedy series on MTV, Girl Code. In 2015, she served as a co-host with TV personality Nessa and comedian Carly Aquilino for the spin-off titled Girl Code Live on MTV.
All of a sudden, her wish came true. Welcome to the Big Screen!
Awkwafina first movie that she was in was Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising in 2016. But that same year, she also appeared in the animated comedy Storks. Soon after that, she starred in the indie comedy Dude. After that, she took a break from Hollywood and decided to host the web series “Tawk,” and had a recurring role in the original series Future Man that was released in November 2017.
Let’s not forget that she just came out in a ‘hot’ movie, Ocean’s 8, which is set to be the best film of that franchise. And? She has many more awesome movies that will be coming out.
Those movies include — Crazy Rich Asians and Paradise Hills — both to be released this year. In addition, she has a new musical project that is coming out this late summer. So look out for that.
Nora Lum says that she is scared to move out of her cheap railroad apartment in Brooklyn, New york. Her last movie “CRAZY RICH ASIANS” has done well in theatres.