Nora Lum, known by the stage name Awkwafina, is an American rapper, actress, and television personality.
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Awkwafina hosted SNL 18 years after Lucy Liu. Their monologues show how times ...

On “Saturday Night Live,” host Awkwafina took a brief turn in her opening monologue to recall a true story that she said helped pave her way to become only the second Asian American woman to host the show in its 44-season run. The year was 2000, she ...

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Vulture

Saturday Night Live Recap: Why Didn't Awkwafina Rap?

As the glowing profiles will tell you, 2018 is the year of Awkwafina, a.k.a. Nora Lum. The rapper-turned-actress more than held her own in Ocean's 8 and, more importantly, gave sweet raunch as the best friend in this summer's hit Crazy Rich Asians.

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The A.V. Club

Awkwafina makes her dream come true, hosting a serviceable Saturday Night Live

That goes for Awkwafina's entire appearance on this second episode of season 44, where her overall gameness buoyed her sketches even as, for the second outing in a row, there wasn't much to get excited about. Unlike last week's season opener, there ...

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Hollywood Reporter

Awkwafina Thanks Lucy Liu For "Opening the Door" as Host on 'SNL'

Awkwafina became the first Asian woman to host Saturday Night Live in 18 years tonight and only the second Asian woman to do so ever, following Lucy Liu's stint as host in 2000. In her opening monologue, Awkwafina referenced the blockbuster ...

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Entertainment Tonight

Awkwafina Takes a Dig at Kanye West, Praises Lucy Liu in 'SNL' Opening Monologue

Awkwafina madeSaturday Night Live history when she became the first Asian woman to host the comedy sketch show in 18 years since Lucy Liu in 2000. The feat did not go unnoticed by the 29-year-old Crazy Rich Asians star, who took a moment during her ...

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Newsweek

'Saturday Night Live' Season 44: Watch Awkwafina Host 'SNL' For the First Time

Saturday Night Live's second episode of Season 44 will be one for the history books. Nora Lum, known as YouTube viral sensation turned Hollywood darling Awkwafina, is set to host SNL for the first time on Saturday. Not only does Awkwafina's appearance ...

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Bustle

Awkwafina's 'SNL' Monologue Was An Emotional Reminder Of Why Representation ...

Before kicking off her SNL hosting gig, Awkwafina took the opportunity to give a heartfelt story about the 18-year gap between Lucy Liu's SNL hosting gig and Awkwafina's own. The two of them are the only Asian women to have ever hosted the show in its ...

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UPROXX

Awkwafina Acknowledged Her Historic Hosting Achievement During Her 'SNL' Monologue

Awkwafina broke through into the public eye with her viral 2012 music video “My Vag,” followed by her debut album Yellow Ranger, but she reached a whole new level of fame this year with the Netflix teen comedy Dude, all-female (and, uh, James Corden) ...

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News & Observer

What to Watch on Saturday: Hallmark's 'Falling For You' and Awkwafina hosts SNL

Taylor Cole and Tyler Hynes star. Pit Bulls and Parolees (9 p.m., Animal Planet) - Country Matt returns to help his brother, a new parolee, overcome his fear of dogs. Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC) - Awkwafina (“Crazy Rich Asians”) hosts and ...

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Single Woman Seeking Manwich | With Awkwafina

Let's face it. With the ghosting, inappropriate comments, and awkward small talk, dating can be terrible. Sarah Moses writes about it, in her essay, "Single Woman Seeking Manwich." It's read by actor and rapper Awkwafina. She stars in "Crazy Rich ...

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New York Times

Listen: Awkwafina Reads 'Single Woman Seeking Manwich'

Have you ever been rejected by … a sandwich? This week on Modern Love: the Podcast, the actor and rapper Awkwafina reads “Single Woman Seeking Manwich,” an essay about the often dismal online dating scene and the strange war stories it produces.

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