- Comedy Central announced that its hit TV series “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” is returning for another season.
- Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, will return to play Nora Lin, a fictionalized version of herself, for Season 3.
- The show stars the 33-year-old actor alongside BD Wong, Bowen Yang and Lori Tan Chinn. Wong plays Lin’s father Wally, while Yang plays her cousin Edmund and Chinn plays her grandmother.
- Season 3’s official release date has yet to be announced.
Comedy Central has officially announced that its hit TV series “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” is returning for another season.
Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, will return to play Nora Lin, a fictionalized version of herself, for Season 3. The upcoming season’s official release date has yet to be announced.
Awkwafina is back in the headlines for making history as the first Asian American woman to win a Golden Globe for lead actress on Sunday, joining a small group of talents of Asian descent who have won in the ceremony since its inauguration.
The 31-year-old star received the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role as Billi in “The Farewell,” a story based on real events in the lives of director Lulu Wang and her family.
Awkwafina, who recently made history by winning a Golden Globe for Lead Actress in a Comedy, had a slightly different stage name when she first came up with the idea as a teen.
In 2017, the 31-year-old actress, whose real name is Nora Lum, admitted her stage name doesn’t have any symbolic meaning behind it or a great story, Cosmopolitan reported.
Awkwafina delivered a memorable performance this weekend as she becomes the second Asian woman ever to host on “Saturday Night Live.”
The 29-year-old star of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8” opened with some hilarious quips referencing her nickname and a joke with a Donald Trump impression.