awkwafina is nora from queens
BD Wong will be making his debut as a television director on Comedy Central’s “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens.”
About the show: The show is based on Awkwafina’s childhood in Queens, New York, and follows the life of Nora Lin, who is played by Awkwafina.
Actress Lori Tan Chinn About to Go on Food Stamps Before Starring in ‘Awkwafina is Nora from Queens’
After a five-decade career that involved years of discrimination, Lori Tan Chinn was ready to quit acting and rely on welfare — until she snagged a role in Awkwafina’s “Nora from Queens.”
In a recent interview with Time, the 71-year-old actress, who plays Awkwafina’s foul-mouthed grandmother, opened up about her struggles as an Asian American actor, including the fact that she still lives in a rodent-infested New York apartment.