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Nora Lum (born June 2, 1988), known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress, rapper, and comedian. She rose to prominence in 2012 when her rap song "My Vag" became popular on YouTube. She then released her debut album, Yellow Ranger (2014), and appeared on the MTV comedy series Girl Code (2014–2015). She expanded to films with supporting roles in the comedies Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Ocean's 8 (2018), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019). For her starring role as a grieving young woman in The Farewell (2019), she won a Golden Globe Award. Since 2020, Awkwafina has been a co-creator, writer, and executive producer of the Comedy Central series Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, where she also plays a fictionalized version of herself. In 2021, she portrayed Katy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. She has also performed voice roles in the animated films Storks (2016), The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), The Bad Guys (2022), The Little Mermaid, Migration (both 2023), and Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024). Early life Awkwafina was born in Stony Brook, New York, to Wally Lum, a Chinese American, and Tia Lum, a Korean American. Her father worked in the information technology field, and comes from a family of restaurateurs—her great-grandfather immigrated to the United States in the 1940s, and opened the Cantonese restaurant Lum's in Flushing, Queens, one of the neighborhood's first Chinese restaurants. Her mother was a painter who immigrated with her family to the United States from South Korea in 1972. She died from pulmonary hypertension in 1992 when Awkwafina was four, and Awkwafina was subsequently raised by her father and paternal grandparents. She became especially close to her paternal grandmother, Powah Lum. Awkwafina grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, where she played the trumpet and was trained in classical music and jazz. At age 15, she adopted the stage name Awkwafina, "definitely a person I repressed" and an alter ego to her "quiet and more passive" personality during her college years. She has cited Charles Bukowski, Anaïs Nin, Joan Didion, Tom Waits, and Chet Baker as early influences. From 2006 to 2008, she learned Mandarin at Beijing Language and Culture University to communicate with her paternal grandmother. She majored in journalism and women's studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York and graduated in 2011. Career Awkwafina began rapping at 13. She got her start producing music with GarageBand but eventually learned Logic Pro and Ableton. In 2012, her song "My Vag" became popular on YouTube. She wrote the song in college as a response to Mickey Avalon's "My Dick (Tribute to Nate)". She was fired from her job at a publishing house when her employer recognized her in the video. Her solo hip-hop album Yellow Ranger was released on February 11, 2014. Its 11 tracks include a number of her previous singles released on YouTube, including the title track "Yellow Ranger", "Queef" and "NYC Bitche$". In 2014, Awkwafina appeared in six episodes of the third and fourth seasons of Girl Code. In 2015 she co-hosted its spin-off, Girl Code Live, on MTV. In 2016, she collaborated with comedian Margaret Cho on "Green Tea", a song that pokes fun at Asian stereotypes. She was part of the lineup at Tenacious D's Festival Supreme on October 25, 2014. She was also a disc jockey (DJ) at bars in New York. She is profiled in the 2016 documentary Bad Rap, an official selection at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. It puts the spotlight on her and Asian-American rappers such as Dumbfoundead, Rekstizzy and Lyricks. She released a 7-track EP, In Fina We Trust, on June 8, 2018; it won the 2019 A2IM Libera Award for Best Hip-Hop/Rap Album. Awkwafina hosted the short-form talk show web series Tawk for the digital production company Astronauts Wanted from 2015 to 2017. The first season premiered on YouTube and was picked up for exclusive streaming on Verizon's Go90 platform. It was an Official Honoree at the 2016 Webby Awards and was nominated for a 2016 Streamy Award in the News and Culture category. In 2016 she played a supporting role as Christine, a member of Kappa Nu in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and voiced Quail in the animated comedy film Storks. In 2018 she starred in the indie comedy Dude, playing Rebecca, one of four best friends. She was among the principal cast in Ocean's 8, the all-female spinoff to the Ocean's Trilogy. She then co-starred in the film Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, playing Goh Peik Lin, a Singaporean college friend of lead character Rachel Chu (Constance Wu). She had a recurring role in the Hulu original series Future Man in 2017. She hosted the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs. Awkwafina hosted the October 6, 2018, episode of Saturday Night Live, becoming the second East Asian-American woman to host the show (after Lucy Liu, whose episode Awkwafina cites as her inspiration to one day be famous enough to host SNL). She did an impression of Sandra Oh, who later in the season became the first East Asian-Canadian woman to host an SNL episode and the third East Asian woman to host overall. In 2019, Awkwafina starred in the film The Farewell, directed by Lulu Wang. She played Billi, a writer who visits her ill grandmother in China. The film received critical acclaim. Awkwafina received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, becoming the first person of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe Award in any lead actress film category, after being only the sixth woman of Asian descent to be nominated in the lead actress in a musical or comedy category. In the same year, she starred as avatar Ming Fleetfoot in the film Jumanji: The Next Level, which was a commercial success. In July 2019, Awkwafina was cast as Katy in Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings alongside actors Simu Liu and Tony Leung Chiu-wai. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the film was released in theaters on September 3, 2021, earning critical praise and grossing $430.5 million. She won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Shang-Chi. In August 2019, Disney announced that Awkwafina would voice Sisu the dragon in the animated film Raya and the Last Dragon, which was released on March 5, 2021. Awkwafina improvised much of her dialogue for the film, drawing comparisons to Robin Williams' performance as the Genie in Aladdin. As of 2020, Awkwafina stars in the comedy series Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens; she is also a writer and executive producer of that show. As part of the promotional campaign, she recorded new announcements for the 7 train of the New York City Subway, making jokes, such as "This is Hunters Point Avenue, a friendly reminder that seats are for people, not your bag" and "This is 46th Street, which is a lucky numb.... Discover the Harper Lin popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Harper Lin books.

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  • A Deadly Bridal Shower synopsis, comments

    A Deadly Bridal Shower

    Harper Lin

    The Pink Cupcake Truck is here! From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin.Amelia gets her first catering job at a police officer's bridal shower in conjunction with a hi...

  • A Book to Kill For synopsis, comments

    A Book to Kill For

    Harper Lin

    A quiet book lover falls for a rugged carpenter...who doesn't even like to read?Maggie Bell loves working at a bookshop in the charming town of Fair Haven, Connecticut. After her b...

  • Eclair Murder synopsis, comments

    Eclair Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The culinary mystery series that take you on a tour of Paris! Includes Sweet and Savory Éclair recipes.After a customer i...

  • Story of a Murder synopsis, comments

    Story of a Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA Today bestselling author Harper LinMaggie's estranged halfsister suddenly arrives in town. Angel has lived in a hippie commune for years. Now she's escaped for mysterio...

  • Baguette Murder synopsis, comments

    Baguette Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The 3rd book in the culinary mystery series that take you on a tour of Paris! Includes French Bread + French Dish Recipes...

  • Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys synopsis, comments

    Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys

    Harper Lin

    From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a culinary cozy mystery series with recipes set in a charming beach town!When Francesca's old high school crush, Todd, is accused...

  • Macaron Murder synopsis, comments

    Macaron Murder

    Harper Lin

    The culinary mystery series that takes you on a tour of Paris! Includes 5 Special French Macaron Recipes. French native Clémence Damour returns to Paris after traveling aroun...

  • Sweets and a Stabbing synopsis, comments

    Sweets and a Stabbing

    Harper Lin

    The Pink Cupcake Truck is here! From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin:After a messy divorce, fortyfouryearold Amelia Harley has taken back her maiden name and d...

  • Scandals in Savannah synopsis, comments

    Scandals in Savannah

    Harper Lin

    Savannah, Georgia, 1922Becky Mackenzie's mother won't stop setting her up with every Southern bachelor in town. But Becky's too busy for love, even when she has two fine gentlemen ...

  • Madeleine Murder synopsis, comments

    Madeleine Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The Culinary Mystery Series that takes you on a tour of Paris! Includes Special Madeleine Recipes.When the body of a famous actress...

  • Crime Before Christmas synopsis, comments

    Crime Before Christmas

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA Today bestselling author Harper Lin Right before Christmas, Fair Haven is celebrating its annual Ice Fishing Jubilee. When a badmannered lawyer is found frozen to ...

  • Punch, Pastries, and Poison synopsis, comments

    Punch, Pastries, and Poison

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: the popular cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town!Fran throws Matt a birthday party at the cafe and invites all of ...

  • Pop-Up Truck and Peril synopsis, comments

    Pop-Up Truck and Peril

    Harper Lin

    Can a single mom run a thriving cupcake food truck business and solve strange murders in the quirky town of Gary, Oregon? Each book includes cupcake recipes! From 3x...

  • Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves synopsis, comments

    Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves

    Harper Lin

    From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a popular cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town!It's almost Thanksgiving, and Fran is baking her family's famous ...

  • Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies synopsis, comments

    Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: the 4th cozy mystery in the popular series set in a charming beach town! Fran is anticipating her trip to Italy with Matt...

  • A Death Before the Wedding synopsis, comments

    A Death Before the Wedding

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper LinBridetobe Amelia Harley has a second cupcake truck to renovate and a second wedding to plan. When she visits a wedding venue cal...

  • Killer Christmas synopsis, comments

    Killer Christmas

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The 1st novella in a 4book holiday cozy mystery series. Includes holiday drink recipes! After breaking up with ...

  • Creme Brulee Murder synopsis, comments

    Creme Brulee Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The culinary mystery series that take you on a tour of Paris! Includes Crème Brûlée RecipesWhen Clémence Damour celebrates her...

  • Un-fur-tunate Murders synopsis, comments

    Un-fur-tunate Murders

    Harper Lin

    Three witches and their magical cats solve paranormal murder cases in the mystical town of Wonder Falls. From 3x USA Today Bestselling Author Harper LinSomething wicked i...

  • Granny Goes Hollywood synopsis, comments

    Granny Goes Hollywood

    Harper Lin

    I'm Barbara Gold. Age: 70. Height: 5'5". Eyes: blue. Hair: gray. Weight: none of your business. Specialties: Undercover surveillance, small arms, chemical weapons, Middle Eastern a...

  • Granny Gets Fancy synopsis, comments

    Granny Gets Fancy

    Harper Lin

    I'm Barbara Gold. Age: 70. Height: 5'5". Eyes: blue. Hair: gray. Weight: none of your business. Specialties: Undercover surveillance, small arms, chemical weapons, Middle Eastern a...

  • Espressos, Eggnogs, and Evil Exes synopsis, comments

    Espressos, Eggnogs, and Evil Exes

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a popular cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town! On New Year's Day, Fran takes her dog Latte on a wa...

  • Cold Case and Cupcakes synopsis, comments

    Cold Case and Cupcakes

    Harper Lin

    Can a single mom run a thriving cupcake food truck business and solve strange murders in the quirky town of Gary, Oregon? Each book includes cupcake recipes! From 3x ...

  • Opera Cake Murder synopsis, comments

    Opera Cake Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author: the 8th book in the culinary mystery series that take you on a tour of Paris! Includes Opera Cake Recipes. Clémence attends Par...

  • Desserts and Death synopsis, comments

    Desserts and Death

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper LinAmelia's cupcake business is more popular than ever, but between running the Pink Cupcake and making catering orders, she i...

  • Bookmarked for Blood synopsis, comments

    Bookmarked for Blood

    Harper Lin

    When Maggie's high school bully, Shelly, is found strangled to death, Maggie can't resist butting into another murder investigation. She discovers that Shelly had just inherited a ...

  • The Patisserie Mysteries Box Set Volume I Books 1-4 synopsis, comments

    The Patisserie Mysteries Box Set Volume I Books 1-4

    Harper Lin

    From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The culinary mystery series that take you on a tour of Paris!Box set includes the first FOUR novellas (100,000 words) i...

  • Pawsitively Dead synopsis, comments

    Pawsitively Dead

    Harper Lin

    Three witches and their magical cats solve paranormal murder cases in the mystical town of Wonder Falls. From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin.When Cath visits ...

  • Macchiatos, Macarons, and Malice synopsis, comments

    Macchiatos, Macarons, and Malice

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: the popular cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town. When Fran moves back to idyllic Cape Bay to take over the family cafe...

  • Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks synopsis, comments

    Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks

    Harper Lin

    From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: the 6th cozy mystery in the popular series set in a charming beach town! It's almost Christmastime in Cape Bay, and ano...

  • Sugar and Scandals synopsis, comments

    Sugar and Scandals

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper LinWhen Amelia is interviewed about her cupcake business for a popular food magazine, she also learns about the death of an ol...

  • Bloodier Than Fiction synopsis, comments

    Bloodier Than Fiction

    Harper Lin

    Joshua hires staff for the bustling bookshop café in charming Fair Haven. A reluctant and shy Maggie soon warms up to the new barista Babs and stock boy Casper.When Maggie notices ...

  • Croissant Murder synopsis, comments

    Croissant Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The culinary mystery series that take you on a tour of Paris! Includes French Croissant Recipes.After Clémence Damour's l...

  • Bake Sale for Murder synopsis, comments

    Bake Sale for Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper LinIn the middle of a messy custody battle with her exhusband, Amelia volunteers to organize a high school bake sale to raise ...

  • Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse synopsis, comments

    Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

    Harper Lin

    From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: A dessert cozy mystery series with recipes!Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes ...

  • Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder synopsis, comments

    Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder

    Harper Lin

    From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a culinary cozy mystery series with recipes set in a charming beach town!Summer tourist season is winding down, but the Cape Bay ...

  • A Hiss-tory of Magic synopsis, comments

    A Hiss-tory of Magic

    Harper Lin

    Three witches and their magical cats solve paranormal murder cases in the mystical town of Wonder Falls. From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin.Cath Greenstone, her cous...

  • Molly synopsis, comments

    Molly

    Blake Butler

    A gripping, unforgettable memoir from one of the best, most original writers of the 21st century. Blake Butler has changed the world of language with his mindmelting literary ...

  • Crepe Murder synopsis, comments

    Crepe Murder

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: Book 4 of the culinary mystery series that takes you on a tour of Paris! Includes Sweet and Savory French Crêpe Recipes.Now th...

  • Fur-miliar Felines synopsis, comments

    Fur-miliar Felines

    Harper Lin

    Three witches and their magical cats solve paranormal murder cases in the mystical town of Wonder Falls. From 3x USA Today Bestselling Author Harper Lin.It's Christmastim...

  • Death of a Snowman synopsis, comments

    Death of a Snowman

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The 3rd Book in a 4Book Holiday Mystery Series. Includes Snow Cone Recipes! Everything's going well for singer ...

  • Confections and Confessions synopsis, comments

    Confections and Confessions

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper LinAs Amelia searches for a second food truck to expand her cupcake franchise, John drops another bombshell to complicate...

  • Granny Bares It All synopsis, comments

    Granny Bares It All

    Harper Lin

    I'm Barbara Gold. Age: 70. Height: 5'5". Eyes: blue. Hair: gray. Weight: none of your business. Specialties: Undercover surveillance, small arms, chemical weapons, Middle Eastern a...

  • Love and Murder in Savannah synopsis, comments

    Love and Murder in Savannah

    Harper Lin

    Savannah, Georgia, 1922While her mother's only wish is to see her married, Becky Mackenzie just wants to sketch in the cemetery and talk to ghosts. Becky will admit she is attracte...

  • Food Festival and a Funeral synopsis, comments

    Food Festival and a Funeral

    Harper Lin

    A new divorcée starts selling her delicious cupcakes from a pink food truck, to the chagrin of her exhusband. Can she be a single mom, run a thriving business, and s...

  • Double Shots, Donuts, and Dead Dudes synopsis, comments

    Double Shots, Donuts, and Dead Dudes

    Harper Lin

    From 3x USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a popular cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town. When Fran moves back to idyllic Cape Bay to take ov...