‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Awkwafina on the power of representation and the female comedian who inspired her

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After spicing up “Ocean’s 8” this summer, 2018 breakout Awkwafina (a.k.a. Nora Lum) is back on-screen as Rachel Chu’s scene-stealing fashionista college pal, Peik Lin, in “Crazy Rich Asians.”

Born in New York City to a South Korean mother and a Chinese dad, the musician-actress was raised in Queens...