Awkwafina, the renowned Hollywood actress and comedian, has been making waves in the film industry for several years.
Starting her career as a rapstress with the breakout hit "My Vag" in 2012, she quickly rose to prominence through her appearances in acclaimed films like "Ocean's 8" (2018), "Crazy Rich Asians" (2019), and "Raya and the Last Dragon" (2021).
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One of her most notable roles was in the 2019 film "The Farewell," where she portrayed Billi Wang and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. This historic win made her the first person of Asian descent to receive a Golden Globe in any lead actress film category.
Continuing her successful career, Awkwafina's latest project is the live-action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" (2023), where she takes on the role of Scuttle, a beloved character from the original story.
During a recent interview alongside her co-star Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina revealed an interesting fact about her past – she used to live in Malaysia. In a short clip shared on a local cinema's official YouTube page, she greeted her Malaysian fans and expressed her love for the country.
Awkwafina casually mentioned that she used to watch movies at the cinema's outlets when she lived in Malaysia, particularly in Kuala Lumpur. This revelation sheds light on her personal connection to the country and adds another layer to her already impressive career.
It's not the first time Awkwafina has shown her affection for Kuala Lumpur. In a YouTube video she filmed for Harper's Bazaar's Food Diaries: Bite Size series in 2021, she expressed her love for the food in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. She specifically mentioned her obsession with dishes like Hainan chicken and roti canai, highlighting Kuala Lumpur as a cool food city.
Awkwafina's connection to Malaysia and her appreciation for its culture and cuisine demonstrate her genuine fondness for the country.
Her upcoming role in "The Little Mermaid" is likely to draw even more attention to her and further cement her status as a talented and beloved actress in the entertainment industry.