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Awkwafina Considered Other Bottled Water Brands Before Deciding on Her Stage Name

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Actress and hip-hop singer Awkwafina made history at the Golden Globes this year by becoming the first Asian woman to win the award as a lead actress in any film category.

And when she started making a name for herself in the entertainment industry, she didn't think that people would actually continue to call her Awkwafina. So what's the origin of her stage name, and what is Awkwafina's real name?

What's the origin of Awkwafina's stage name? Her real name is Nora Lum.

Awkwafina's birth name is Nora Lum, but she developed the name Awkwafina while still in school.

She attended La Guardia in New York City where she received classical and jazz training for the trumpet. La Guardia is known for being the budding grounds for some well-known musicians and actors, including Nicki Minaj, Jharrel Jerome, and Azealia Banks.