Awkwafina on Her Family, Her Name & Crazy Rich Asians

  • Published on Aug 10, 2018
  • Awkwafina talks about how she chose her name, what her family thinks of her career, shooting her new movie Crazy Rich Asians and living in Beijing.
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    Awkwafina on Her Family, Her Name & Crazy Rich Asians
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  • Lena Ramos
    Lena Ramos 5 days ago

    Awkwafina’s grandma needs to get it together, homegirl got paid to act like she already acts on a daily basis, how is that not goals 😭

  • carmenNElana
    carmenNElana 6 days ago

    Loved crazy rich Asians, she was my favorite character. What else has she been in?

    • Djalle Linne
      Djalle Linne 3 days ago

      Oceans Eight..
      she's really amazing..

  • Nilly K
    Nilly K 7 days ago

    Everyone who is happy about Asian representation, I hope you will also be happy when South Korean musicians BTS appears on TV. It doesn't get more Asian. I have the feeling that some US American only support Asian that grew up in the USA and speak fluent English. As long as English still rules, they kind of support it but if it is not their language, some US Americans get racist and disrespectful. I bet they wouldn't necessarily be that rude to their Asian neighbors but get really disgusting on the internet.

  • KR 92
    KR 92 7 days ago

    Aquafina is a water brand in asia like Dasani lol

  • Tara Hosseini
    Tara Hosseini 7 days ago +1

    Omg, she’s just like this in the movie 😂

  • dah lay
    dah lay 8 days ago

    Hollywood should cast her more

  • Sarah Kim
    Sarah Kim 9 days ago

    So cute

  • Shifttube
    Shifttube 9 days ago

    i like her but her new cast in oceans 8 suxz but anna anyway jimmy u not funny anymore

  • susan jackson
    susan jackson 9 days ago

    How stupid is he?....

  • susan jackson
    susan jackson 9 days ago

    I truly hate watching him. Good lord

  • susan jackson
    susan jackson 9 days ago

    She looks so different from the blonde person I think of. I love her

  • Sasha Hershey
    Sasha Hershey 11 days ago

    She sounds like Yasss from Ralph breaks the internet

  • Rebecca Dsouza
    Rebecca Dsouza 11 days ago

    that voice - I can listen to her all day

  • Kade Beasley
    Kade Beasley 11 days ago

    She was my favvvv in the movie

  • Kim Salon
    Kim Salon 11 days ago +1

    nice ninja galaxy squad

  • Pat Thai
    Pat Thai 13 days ago

    "They're snobby and poshy. They're Snoshy"

  • Taryn van Wyk
    Taryn van Wyk 13 days ago


  • Desaline Redux
    Desaline Redux 15 days ago

    Shorty got bars!

  • Calvin Chu
    Calvin Chu 15 days ago

    missed a punchline 0:21 - came naturally - Aquafina, pure natural spring water

  • Eclipse _
    Eclipse _ 16 days ago

    She has a very unique voice!

  • InkWavve
    InkWavve 16 days ago

    I'm an Asian American, and I care about representation as much as the next guy, but I just wish it could be a little less "Hey, look, it's a movie about ASIANS. It's got ASIANS in it, and they talk about ASIANS. Look at us, we're ASIANS. We're special. Everything we do is so funny and likable because they are stereotypically ASIAN. By the way, did we mention this movie is about ASIANS, starring us: ASIANS?"
    I mean, there have been and still are literally billions of Asians. Many of them have lead some pretty interesting lives, so you'd get a great movie just snapshotting one of those stories, provided you have talented crew and cast. The whole "This is ASIAN movie about ASIANS" takes away from whatever story that might have been there.

  • jay •
    jay • 16 days ago

    i watched this video just to know how to pronounce her name...I thought I’ve been saying it wrong but turns out I wasn’t

  • Mob_Abominator
    Mob_Abominator 16 days ago

    Her name sounds lika a Pokemon 😬

  • angelie952
    angelie952 17 days ago

    She's very funny at crazy rich Asian ahahahaha

  • Vincent Vermeer
    Vincent Vermeer 19 days ago

    air traffic controllers have higher salaries than most lawyers.

  • 02Nawal
    02Nawal 19 days ago

    I love her soul and her voice

  • Alysa Martinez
    Alysa Martinez 19 days ago

    Love her so muchhhhhhhh 💗

  • Aide Florian
    Aide Florian 19 days ago

    She was the best part of Crazy rich Asians

  • Bella Bozied
    Bella Bozied 20 days ago

    god I love her

  • Artitype
    Artitype 21 day ago

    I’m Asian American...

  • kyle eric
    kyle eric 22 days ago

    I love her voice

  • Kry Kry
    Kry Kry 23 days ago

    Just wanted to say in the UK when people say Asians they are primarily referring to Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladesh etc. They don't really say just Asians for east Asians I think it's because there are hardly any in Europe we are even more of a miniscule minority there. In the UK I would be referred to as East Asian or oriental but anytime someone says just Asian, most of the time it's referring to desi people. Oriental makes more sense anyway since East Asia is from the orient

  • Daisy M
    Daisy M 26 days ago

    he is so boring no wonder I prefer to stick to Colbert he is a better interviewer.

  • mrramos _
    mrramos _ 27 days ago

    I actually drink aquafina water lol

  • grace
    grace Month ago

    Good on you, Kimmel! Fully respectful questions while still maintaining humor. Awkwafina is effortlessly hilarious and just so cool!

  • Melody Lover
    Melody Lover Month ago

    I think she have an extremely sexy voice and the way she talks 😍

  • Jason Big
    Jason Big Month ago

    I like her and i don't even know why

  • Black-Amine
    Black-Amine Month ago

    There's little representation b/c Asian ppl are told they're only useful if they learn math & science. And most are discouraged from the arts.

  • Raed Alghannam
    Raed Alghannam Month ago

    Kimmel can't interview and Falon can't react to guests like a human!
    Why are those clowns on TV?!

  • bananastastegood yum
    bananastastegood yum Month ago +1

    She’s my friend’s cousin. I’m begging my friend for her autograph.

  • Abhishek Sashikumar
    Abhishek Sashikumar Month ago +1

    I watched the entire movie for her,😤

  • Lis
    Lis Month ago +1

    I’m Singaporean and when I went to watch this in the cinema, I had no idea what it was about. I just went to see it cus my friends invited me. And when I saw that it was based in Singapore, I did a double take cus I have never seen a movie based here. I came out of the theatre so happy just because I saw representation and made me believe that my dream of becoming an actress can actually come true 😊😊😊

  • Bô Mập Channel
    Bô Mập Channel Month ago +1

    Like I watch the movie and seriously, I've never felt a movie hit that close to home. Not ever I've seen something that relatable in America.

  • I couldn't think of a username

    The only person in that movie I feel represented me was the nerdy brother.

  • Faded Evolution
    Faded Evolution Month ago

    Lol mostly all the commhave 1k or more...

  • PaNa MaMi
    PaNa MaMi Month ago +1

    I loved the movie...this girl is hilarious!

  • Kartikeya Dutta
    Kartikeya Dutta Month ago

    *Chickens are bitches dude*

  • Mac Campbell
    Mac Campbell Month ago

    She’s so sexy, I’d smell her ass after she ran a marathon in 100 degree weather.

  • Disappointment
    Disappointment Month ago

    4:07 jot lot club? is that what they said? can someone pelase tell me lmao

  • 陈慧欣Catherine
    陈慧欣Catherine 2 months ago +3

    What’s her real name?

    • Billy Sou
      Billy Sou Month ago +1

      government name: Nora Lum

  • JaytheGreenling
    JaytheGreenling 2 months ago

    Shes great. Kimmel manages to make literally every interview boring af

  • i am thurman
    i am thurman 2 months ago +1


  • 문선moonandsunrise
    문선moonandsunrise 2 months ago +1

    First saw her on Netflix movie Dude, i really thought she's funny.

  • fatyma qassem
    fatyma qassem 2 months ago +1

    I love her characters 🥰 gogo girl

  • Junix Alonte
    Junix Alonte 2 months ago

    Aquafinna vs Dassani

  • Shortythepresident
    Shortythepresident 2 months ago

    Not impressed !

  • Paul H
    Paul H 2 months ago

    This is just the beginning of Asian coming out of the closet
    Asians who can finally speak English

  • TheNormalAsian
    TheNormalAsian 2 months ago

    Love her!

  • iht broccoli
    iht broccoli 2 months ago

    Bird poo = recycled papaya. Thank you, Nora, for the observation. Thank you.

  • Elma Yosephine
    Elma Yosephine 2 months ago

    Jesus Christ dude. Fix your CC please.

  • Noodlepony
    Noodlepony 2 months ago

    Wasn’t she in that sorority movie?

  • pro cod play
    pro cod play 2 months ago

    who is here cuz of ninja ?

  • rob I
    rob I 2 months ago

    "you're not even acting that's just you" ... so true of so many actors. Morgan Freeman comes to mind... Mark Wahlberg...

  • HypedZebra
    HypedZebra 2 months ago +1

    whos here after ninja

    • Boss25
      Boss25 2 months ago

      HypedZebra me😂

  • Camille Swift
    Camille Swift 2 months ago

    She's hilarious

    NORRIN RADD 2 months ago

    Fucken gross disgusting ugly BIIIAAATCH!!!

  • Mikayla Malchione
    Mikayla Malchione 2 months ago

    so fast

  • Musiqking06
    Musiqking06 2 months ago

    what about EVY-AHN???

  • Gery Angelo
    Gery Angelo 2 months ago

    Ocean's 8 & crazy rich asians 😍😍😍

  • Cecille Anderson
    Cecille Anderson 2 months ago

    I saw this movie and I was crying from laughing! This movie is very good and it’s hilarious and she is one of the funniest in the movie. I am proud to be Asian!😜

  • GalacticBlader
    GalacticBlader 2 months ago

    i wanna marry her

  • Paul Manafort
    Paul Manafort 2 months ago

    I want to marry her

  • Davies Sidney
    Davies Sidney 2 months ago

    Love her to no end. Hate Jimmy's guts.

  • Tran Hoang
    Tran Hoang 2 months ago

    Amen sista!!! Better represent👏🏼👏🏼 I AM SO HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME OF THIS MOVIE❤️💛 it was truly amazing!

  • Paul Charles
    Paul Charles 3 months ago

    About time we saw some funny Asian women in American movies.....long overdue!! Go Awkwa!!!

  • firdaus125
    firdaus125 3 months ago

    She sounds like that girl from Orange is the new black

  • naej J
    naej J 3 months ago

    She sounds like Miley😊

  • nemaminika
    nemaminika 3 months ago

    She's hilarious :D

  • Matt Mac
    Matt Mac 3 months ago

    Got a voice like she deepthoats a bastard file

  • Gixxer90
    Gixxer90 3 months ago

    She needs to drink some aquafina because her throat is dry af

  • K G
    K G 3 months ago

    She's so lovely.

  • Unknown One
    Unknown One 3 months ago

    Who is this

  • Jj Fad
    Jj Fad 3 months ago +1

    Id smash

  • James Ebola
    James Ebola 3 months ago

    When you have no talent at all, pick a silly name to draw attention to yourself. It works well in USA. By the way, why is she always hunched over?

  • Jim Holecek
    Jim Holecek 3 months ago

    I like her raspy voice. Could listen to it all day long.

  • Lisa Wilson
    Lisa Wilson 3 months ago

    She’s really intriguing.

  • aTypicalAZNgirl
    aTypicalAZNgirl 3 months ago

    I'm crying now. 😭 But I love you Awkwafina, you always make me laugh!!

  • Trevenus
    Trevenus 3 months ago

    I thought this is that kid that flexes

  • John Larry
    John Larry 3 months ago


  • Good Messenger Jennifer 2.0/Malak

    Awkwafina is Miley Cyrus, Wearing Prosthetics!

  • Miles North
    Miles North 3 months ago

    She's marginally cute but the nice thing is that she can also do the laundry - when not chained up to the basement radiator, that is.

  • Hector Castellanos
    Hector Castellanos 3 months ago

    No one talks about Asians Americans whuy ....

  • Hector Castellanos
    Hector Castellanos 3 months ago

    Nahhh . Asia's are the snow flakes

  • itsjemmabond
    itsjemmabond 3 months ago

    So this is the woman who has the voice of a 58-year-old divorce attorney?

    INGSOC 3 months ago

    I ❤ her!!!

  • Darryl Banks
    Darryl Banks 3 months ago

    Well that was awkward... Lots of small-talk filler, but they plowed through it like professionals

  • Subliminal Ent.
    Subliminal Ent. 3 months ago

    Jimmy Kimmel asks all the wrong questions and he really looks like an idiot especially over the fact that he's sexually harass women on the New York city streets and it's been recorded on camera for his show way back in the day this guy is a dumbass I don't know why people watchem

  • lockstam
    lockstam 3 months ago

    She’s adorable and funny.

  • Le Corny
    Le Corny 3 months ago +1

    Its nice her parents were cool with her pursuing her dream in art. Meanwhile Im stuck in this hell of pursuing a medical career...typical asian thing.

  • Motif
    Motif 3 months ago