Awkwafina is a household name after a breakout summer in films like “Ocean’s 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” but the 29-year-old from New York City says she still feels pretty normal.

In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film,
In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film, “Crazy Rich Asians,” was named as one of eight Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

She never even intended to go into acting, but a viral YouTube video of her rapping caught the attention of Seth Rogen and suddenly she was getting auditions and roles.

In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film,
In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film, “Crazy Rich Asians,” was named as one of eight Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film,
In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film, “Crazy Rich Asians,” was named as one of eight Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

She says she’s just grateful for the opportunities and wouldn’t be mad if it all ended tomorrow.

In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film,
In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film, “Crazy Rich Asians,” was named as one of eight Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Awkwafina became a household name with memorable roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8,” and isn’t slowing down. (Dec. 14)
Awkwafina became a household name with memorable roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8,” and isn’t slowing down. (Dec. 14)

But she is undeniably on the rise, with a Comedy Central show based on her life in the works, two films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this January and the “Crazy Rich Asians” sequel.

Source: The Associated Press

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