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 The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, among others.
Her father, Wally, is American, and is of Chinese ancestry. Her mother, Hong Heun-joo, “Tia,” was Korean, from Seoul, and 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.
Awkwafina’s maternal grandparents were named Hong Yun-chun and Kim Sang.
Information about Awkwafina’s family – http://www.albany.edu
Social security application record of Awkwafina’s mother – https://aad.archives.gov