AWKWAFINA (Anne Yum/Producer) is a Golden Globe®-winning actress, writer, and producer from Queens, New York. She grew up with her given name, Nora Lum and has since used her trademark comedic style and signature flair to become a breakout talent in the entertainment industry. Lum most recently appeared as Scuttle in Disney’s live-action “The Little Mermaid,” starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy, and the Universal feature film “Renfield,” starring alongside Nicholas Cage and Nicholas Hoult. Lum can also be seen in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” in her standout role as Katy and Disney’s Oscar®-nominated “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Lum also starred in “Jumanji: The Next Level,” as well as in MGM’s “Breaking News in Yuba County.” Lum received glowing reviews for her starring role in the indie darling “The Farewell,” for which she won the Golden Globe Award® for best actress motion picture musical or comedy. The story is based on a true story about a family saying goodbye to their beloved matriarch – the only person who doesn’t know she is dying. The small family drama quickly won over viewers and critics alike, with many calling it one of the best films of 2019. Lum brings an impressive range of talent to everything she does, most famously to Warner Bros.’ smash hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” opposite Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, and Ken Jeong, in which she starred as Peik Lin. The film opened on August 15, 2018, to rave reviews and four straight weekends of over $20 million at the box office. Lum hosted “Saturday Night Live” that same year as part of the show’s 44th season. She starred in another Warner Bros. feature, “Ocean’s 8,” directed by Gary Ross and alongside an impeccable ensemble cast including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, and Helena 8 Bonham Carter. Lum can also be seen in two seasons of her Comedy Central show “Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens,” which she created and stars in. Prior to that she starred in the indie comedy “Dude,” written and directed by Olivia Milch. In 2016 Lum made her feature film debut in the comedy “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne and was heard as the voice of Quail in the animated adventure “Storks.” Her first book, Awkwafina’s NYC, a travel guide to New York, was published by Penguin Random House in 2015.