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The Life of Constance Wu

She's the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants who catapulted into superstardom after starring in "Crazy Rich Asians." This is Constance Wu.

Changing the way Hollywood casts minorities in film and TV

Constance Wu was born in 1982 in Richmond, Virginia to Taiwanese parents. At 16, she spent 6 months in New York in an acting program at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. In 2005, at 23, Wu graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from the State University of New York at Purchase. In 2006, she landed a role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

In 2014, she got her breakout role as a TV series regular in Fresh Off the Boat, playing the central family’s matriarch. For her role, she was nominated to 2 TCA Awards 4 Critics' Choice Television Awards. At 35, in 2017, she was on the Time Magazine's list of “100 Most Influential People.” The following year, her role as Rachel Chu in the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians hugely propelled her career. The movie featured an all-Asian cast — the first Hollywood movie to do so in 25 years. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award. She won a National Board of Review Award and a Hollywood Film Award.

Wu recently admitted that she was apprehensive about returning to the set to shoot season 6. Following news of the hit ABC series’ renewal in May, Wu shocked fans by tweeting, “So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. F—,” followed by a second tweet that read, “F—ing hell.” She eventually clarified her comments and explained that she was “temporarily upset” because she “had to give up another project that I was really passionate about,” but admitted that she understood her previous comments following the renewal were “insensitive.” In 2019, aged 37, she had another major hit in the movie Hustlers.

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10/27/2019 7:22 AM
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195 comments

  • Brut
    10/26/2019 00:11

    Learn more about Wu's "Crazy Rich Asians" co-star Awkwafina.

  • Azalea M.
    10/27/2019 13:26

    Beautiful

  • Sabrina T.
    10/28/2019 08:04

    She was/is always beautiful. She reminds me of my grade 6-8 English teacher(becuz of the mole in chin/under lips she gives me exact vibe of her/my teacher).😊💜💜💜✌

  • Trainer M.
    10/28/2019 09:58

    Nice

  • परबतसिह ज.
    10/28/2019 12:18

    बहुत सुन्दर

  • Moch M.
    10/28/2019 15:24

    My idol

  • Tarjan A.
    10/28/2019 15:28

    Nice

  • Chrismalsawma C.
    10/28/2019 17:57

    Asian is New Look Cool

  • Chrismalsawma C.
    10/28/2019 17:57

    I'm the Race of Southeast Asian..we southeast Asian are little darker and thick skin..

  • Tmg B.
    10/28/2019 18:11

    Crazy rich asian movie is good one

  • Aaeng M.
    10/29/2019 00:41

    She looks like haecchan mom from nct . Lmao

  • Bahar U.
    10/29/2019 05:57

    Really your pronunciation is charming

  • Ramsha M.
    10/29/2019 18:44

    watch crazy rich asians you'll cryyyyyy at the scene where wise man says song played

  • Angela A.
    10/29/2019 18:51

    Imong crush

  • Woro W.
    10/29/2019 23:20

    The way you talking and your pronunciation amazing

  • Lakpa S.
    10/30/2019 03:42

    good city

  • Lakpa S.
    10/30/2019 03:43

    so beautiful ladyse

  • Birton R.
    10/30/2019 04:21

    She is so beautiful😍😍😍

  • Fazalsubhan S.
    10/30/2019 06:06

    Do. You. Married. Me

  • Rajen T.
    10/30/2019 09:19

    Nice