Birth Name: Nora J. Lum
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 2, 1988
Awkwafina is an American rapper, television personality, and actress. She is known for her roles in the films Ocean’s Eight and Crazy Rich Asians.
Her father, Wally, is American, and is of Chinese ancestry. Her Korean mother moved to the U.S. in 1972. Awkwafina was raised in Forest Hills, Queens.
One of Awkwafina’s paternal great-grandfathers was Gum Fang “Jimmy” Lum (the son of Xi Long Lum). Gum was born in China. He opened the Chinese restaurant Lum’s in New York.
Awkwafina’s paternal grandmother is named Powah.
Information about Awkwafina’s family – http://www.albany.edu