Awkwafina's red carpet style: The best looks from the Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell actress
Crazy Rich Asians actress and rapper Nora Lum — better known by her stage name Awkwafina — has officially hit the big time. Already winning rave reviews for her starring turn in The Farewell, she's just been announced as the latest addition to the Marvel cinematic universe, and will make her superheroic debut in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. Movie star success, however, wasn't always in the cards for Awkwafina, despite her show-stealing appearances in Ocean's 8 and CRA.
Veering from brief careers in journalism and PR into YouTube notoriety — her tongue-in-cheek rap numbers My V*g and NYC B*tches remain essential, if occasionally profane listening — film industry insiders weren't certain if Hollywood would know what to do with a funny, female, Asian performer. Get Scarlett Johansson to play her, perhaps? Kidding.
With the future looking bright for hitherto-neglected, minority performers, folks can look forward to seeing plenty of Awkwafina on-screen and on the red carpet. Above, a selection of her best looks.
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