Rich, but not crazy, Asian

Let it be said that “Awkwafina” is one of the great stage names of the last hundred years or so, and no, it has nothing to do with that overpriced bottled water from PepsiCo. The actress/rapper formerly known as Nora Lum studied journalism and women’s studies at the State University of New York at Albany, interned at the Times Union, and then took off for China to learn Mandarin.

Awkwafina resplendent in Tory Burch

Awkwafina playing nerd

Awkwafina takes a sip

And if you missed her in Ocean’s 8, you can see her in Crazy Rich Asians.

Oh, yes, she still raps now and then. “Pockiez” is from her 2016 EP In Fina We Trust.

Truth be told, she won me over with that Shaw Bros. logo in the opening.


  1. The Other McCain »

    21 August 2018 · 9:18 pm

    In The Mailbox: 08.21.18

    Dustbury: Rich, But Not Crazy, Asian

  2. Roger Green »

    22 August 2018 · 8:22 pm

    my fellow alum! nah, I never met her…

  3. Rule 5 Sunday: Mariya Takeuchi : The Other McCain »

    27 August 2018 · 8:40 am

    [../] is Terry Martine, and Sex in Advertising is covered by Zooey Deschanel. At Dustbury, it’s Awkwafina and Claudia Schiffer […]

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