Constance Wu

Constance Wu

TV Actress

Constance Wu is an American actress. Wu was included on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017. She has earned several accolades, including nominations for a Golden Globe Award, four Critics' Choice Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and two TCA Awards.

Full Name
Constance Tianming Wu
Mar 22, 1982
Net Worth


Constance Wu is an American actress born on March 22, 1982 in Richmond, Virginia. She is of Taiwanese heritage and is known for her roles in the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat, for which she has received a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination, as well as in the film Crazy Rich Asians.

Wu started her acting career at age eight when she auditioned for a local theater production of A Christmas Carol. After graduating from high school, she attended State University of New York at Purchase College's Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film program. In 2005, Wu moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, appearing in various short films and television series.

In 2014, Wu was cast in the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, based on Eddie Huang's memoir Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir; the show premiered on February 4th 2015. Her performance earned her numerous accolades including two Critics' Choice Television Award nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Achievement by an Actress in a Comedy Series. 

In 2018, Wu starred alongside Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh in Jon M. Chu's romantic comedy-drama film Crazy Rich Asians; it became one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies ever released. For her performance, Wu was nominated for several awards including two Golden Globe Awards as Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Constance Wu is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 22, 1982, Constance Wu was born to Taiwanese immigrants in Richmond, Virginia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">After graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in theatre, Wu moves to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Major Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wu lands her first major film role in the movie "Step Up 3D".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears on EastSiders</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wu lands her first major TV role on the web series "EastSiders".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Fresh Off the Boat</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wu lands her breakthrough role as Jessica Huang in ABC's sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wu is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in "Fresh Off the Boat" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Hustlers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wu stars alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B in the hit movie "Hustlers".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is an Advocate for Representation</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Constance Wu has been a vocal advocate for representation in the media, using her celebrity platform to bring attention to issues of diversity and inclusion. Her advocacy has helped bring more visibility to Asian American stories and characters on television and in film.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Talented and Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Constance Wu is a talented actress who has demonstrated her versatility by taking on different roles in both comedic and dramatic projects. Her performance in the hit series "Fresh Off the Boat" has earned her critical acclaim, as well as a Critics' Choice Award nomination.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Fighter for Women's Rights</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Constance Wu is an outspoken fighter for women's rights. In addition to speaking out about gender inequality in the entertainment industry, she also advocates for reproductive rights, economic justice, and other feminist causes. She uses her platform to amplify the voices of those who are often unheard.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Asian American to Receive a Lead Role in a Network Series</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Constance Wu was the first Asian American to receive a lead role in a network series with the show 'Fresh Off the Boat' in 2015.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Graduate of SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Constance Wu is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts, where she specialized in acting and directing.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was Homeless for A Year Before Making it Big</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Constance Wu was homeless for a year before her big break, sleeping on couches of her friends and family to make ends meet.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Performed in Over 50 Plays</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Constance Wu has performed in over 50 plays, including productions of The Tempest, Chicago, and The Taming of the Shrew.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before making it big as an actress, Constance Wu appeared in music videos for artists such as Fitz and the Tantrums and Grouplove.</p></div>


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