Comedy Central will premiere in Asia the extremely anticipated “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” starring Chinese language-Korean-American actress, comic, author, producer and rapper Nora “Awkwafina” Lum, 31. The half-hour scripted comedy will air on March 18, 2020 at 9 p.m. in Indonesia and Thailand, at 10 p.m. in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong and at 11 p.m. on Astro in Malaysia.
Based mostly in Manhattan, New York, United States, Comedy Central shared the slate of predominantly feminine and various administrators for the 10-episode collection. Amongst them are Emmy® Award-nominated actress-director Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”), Lucia Aniello (“Broad Metropolis”), Jamie Babbit (“However I’m a Cheerleader”), The Daniels (“Swiss Military Man”), Steven Tsuchida (“Youthful”) and Anu Valia (“The Different Two”).
Starring one of many hottest names in Hollywood, “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” is loosely primarily based on the true lifetime of Awkwafina rising up in Flushing, Queens, New York. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora leans on her household as she navigates life and younger maturity in outer borough, New York Metropolis.
In actual life, Awkwafina was born in Stony Brook, New York on June 2, 1988 to her Chinese language American father Wally Lum and her late Korean American mom Tia Lum, who died from pulmonary hypertension in 1992. Wally and his dad and mom raised Awkwafina in Forest Hills, Queens.
After graduating from Fiorello H. LaGuardia Excessive Faculty of Music and Artwork and Performing Arts in Manhattan, Awkwafina attended the State College of New York at Albany in Albany, New York and Beijing Language and Tradition College in Beijing, China. For her lead position in “The Farewell” in 2019, she received a Golden Globe Award for Finest Actress in a Movement Image- Comedy or Musical, making her the primary girl of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in any lead actress movie class.
The all-star roster of visitor stars of “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” embody Asian and non-Asian celebrities. Amongst them are Celia Au, Matthew Broussard, Michelle Buteau, Jamie Chung, Laverne Cox, Deborah S. Craig, Makeda Declet, Jennifer Esposito, Chrissie Match, Chris Gethard, Bella Heathcote, Carmen M. Herlihy, Stephanie Hsu, David Krumholtz, Simu Liu, Natasha Lyonne, John “Dumbfoundead” Park, Matt Rogers, Harry Shum Jr., Melissa Villaseñor, Ming-Na Wen and Jaboukie Younger-White.
Awkwafina government produces “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” with Karey Dornetto, Lucia Aniello, Teresa Hsiao, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First whereas Sarah Babineau and Rachel Olson are the executives answerable for manufacturing for Comedy Central. Watch the trailer right here: