Quick Facts About Constance Wu
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Constance Wu is an American actress. Wu is best known for her work in the ABC sitcom tv series, Fresh Off the Boat. She played Jessica Huang in the series from 2015 to 2020. For her work in the series, she was nominated for two TCA Awards and four Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Wu made her movie breakthrough after she played Rachel Chu in the 2018 romantic comedy-drama film, Crazy Rich Asians. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role in Crazy Rich Asians.
What is Constance Wu Famous For?
Her role as Jessica Huang in ABC sitcom tv series, Fresh Off the Boat. Her role as Rachel Chu in the 2018 film, Crazy Rich Asians.
Where is Constance Wu From?
Constance Wu was born on 22 March 1982. Her birth name is Constance Tianmin Wu. Her birth place is in Richmond, Virginia in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She has Taiwanese ancestry. Her parents emigrated from Taiwan. She was born to a father Fang-Sheng Wu. Information about her mother is not available at present. She has 3 sisters. She belongs to Asian ethnicity and her religion is Christianity. Her zodiac sign is Aries.
Regarding her educational background, Wu attended Douglas S. Freeman High School. She started performing in local theater and also participated in a six-month program during high school at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She later attended the State University of New York at Purchase’s Conservatory of Theater Arts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting in 2005. She then studied psycholinguistics and had considered pursuing a graduate degree program in speech pathology at Columbia University. However, she changed her mind and decided to pursue an acting career.
Constance Wu Career
After deciding to pursue an acting career, she moved to Los Angeles. Wu made her screen debut with the 2006 film, Stephanie Daley. The same year, she made her television debut in a guest role in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She then appeared in minor or guest roles in several short films, movies, and television series. Wu played Kathy in the dark comedy web series, EastSiders from 2012 to 2017. For her roles in EastSiders, she won two Indie Series Awards for Best Ensemble-Drama in 2014 and 2016. She was also nominated for two Indie Series Awards for Best Supporting Actress-Drama and Best Guest Actress-Drama. She wrote and directed the 2013 film, My Mother Is Not a Fish. Wu made her breakthrough after she landed the main role as Jessica Huang in the ABC sitcom television series, Fresh Off the Boat in 2015. E! named her a breakout star of the 2014-15 television season. She played Jessica Huang until the series concluded after six seasons in February 2020. For her work in the series, she was nominated for four Critics’ Choice Television Awards and two TCA Awards. She was also nominated for Poppy Awards and Gold Derby Awards for her work.She made her film breakthrough after she played Rachel Chu in the romantic comedy film, Crazy Rich Asians in 2018. For her work in Crazy Rich Asians, she was nominated for several awards including Satellite Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. She will reprise her role as Rachel Chu in Crazy Rich Asians sequels titled China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. She has voice roles in films, The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) and Next Gen (2018). She starred alongside Jennifer Lopez in the crime comedy film, Hustlers in 2019. She also starred in the independent drama film, I Was a Simple Man in 2019. She will play the lead role in the upcoming film, Goodbye Vitamin. She will also serve as an executive producer on the film. She will also star in the Amazon Prime thriller series, The Terminal List.
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Constance Wu Husband
Constance Wu is not married yet. However, she is not single. She is dating Ryan Kattner. Kattner is the frontman of the band Man Man. The couple shares a child, a daughter who was born in 2020.
Wu previously dated actor Ben Hethcoat. They met in 2011 and dated until 2018. While in a relationship with Hethcoat, Wu suffered online harassment and criticism from “Asian incels” for dating Hethcoat because he was a white man.
She lives in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California.
Constance Wu Height
Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu stands at a height of 1.55 m i.e. 5 feet and 1 inch tall. She has a body weight of 117 lbs i.e. 53 kg. She has a slim body build. She has a beauty spot on the right side of her chin and on the left side of her forehead. Her hair color is black and her eye color is dark brown. She often dyes her hair in different colors. Her sexual orientation is straight.
Constance Wu Net Worth
Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu earns from her acting career. She has starred in numerous movies and television series. She has also provided the voice in several movies and tv shows. She has also appeared in several television commercials to endorse several brands. The majority of her income comes from working in the entertainment industry. At present, her net worth is estimated at $6 million.
Did You Know?
Her father is a biology and genetics professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.Her mother is a computer programmer.Her paternal grandparents were poor who worked as bamboo farmers.She cites Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee as an influence.In an interview, Wu stated that she impulsively decided to move to Los Angeles from New York in 2010 after a heartbreak.She worked at a strip club undercover to prepare for her role in Hustlers.She has a pet rabbit, Lida Rose.Wu is an activist regarding Asian representation in U.S. media and has expressed her support towards bringing more diversity into the film industry.She has stated that she was denied roles due to her racial background. The #StarringConstanceWu hashtag meme went trending on social media.Wu worked with Miry’s List, an organization that provides essential kits to newly arrived immigrants and refugee families in Southern California in 2017.She appeared in Jay-Z’s 2017 music video “Family Feud”.She has graced the cover of several magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Fashion, and Delta Magazine among others.She is a fan of singer Whitney Houston.