Awkwafina – 16th Annual Unforgettable Gala – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA, 2017 – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene /

Birth Name: Nora J. Lum

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 2, 1988

*Chinese (father)
*Korean (mother)

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 grandfather was named Hong Yun-chun.

Awkwafina’s maternal grandmother was named Kim Sang.


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2 Responses

  1. liaasunshinecrazy says:

    Interesting mix

  2. Manila says:

    Her mother was Hong Heun-joo, and was from Seoul.

    Awkwafina’s maternal grandparents were Hong Yun-chun and Kim Sang.

    Social security application record of Awkwafina’s mother –

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