Constance Wu

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Actress, Crazy Rich Asians & Fresh Off the Boat

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Constance Wu: Biography at a Glance

  • Constance Wu is well known for her starring roles in Crazy Rich Asians, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and Fresh Off The Boat, which earned her a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination.
  • Additional film credits include HustlersCrow: The Legend, The Feels, Parallels, Sound of My Voice, The Architect, Stephanie Daley, and Chris Yogi’s independent film I Was a Simple Man.
  • Constance penned a memoir titled Making A Scene, which is an essay collection that recounts her experiences confronting her identity and influence while navigating the pressures and pleasures of existing in today's world.
  • She has been vocal about mental health especially as it pertains to the Asian-American community. 
  • Constance was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People.

Biography

A vibrant and acclaimed actress, Constance Wu is steadily building her body of work of dynamic roles alongside some of the industry’s most respected creators.

Most notably, Constance starred in Warner Brother's romantic comedy hit, Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu. For this role, Constance received a Golden Globe® nomination in the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy and a Critics Choice® nomination in the category of Best Actress in a Comedy. The film itself received many accolades including a Golden Globe® nomination in the category of Best Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy, SAG Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Critics’ Choice Award nomination in the categories of Best Acting Ensemble and Best Comedy, coupled with box office success which made it the most successful studio romantic comedy in nearly a decade. Crazy Rich Asians also made Hollywood history as the first studio movie in over 25 years to star an Asian American woman.

Constance penned a memoir titled Making A Scene, which is an essay collection that recounts her experiences growing up in suburban Virginia, scraping by as a struggling actress, falling in love, again and again, confronting her identity and influence, and navigating the pressures and pleasures of existing in today's world.
 
Constance also launched Tempo Wubato Pictures, a production venture alongside Justine Jones who was tapped as the Vice President of Development. Under this banner, Constance struck a first-look deal with eOne where she and Justine are actively developing and producing scripted series for the studio.

Constance can be seen in Will Speck and Josh Gordon’s Lyle, Lyle Crocodile alongside Shawn Mendes and Javier Bardem. The film is based on the bestselling children’s book of the same name by Bernard Waber. Additional film credits include Christopher Makoto Yogi’s I Was A Simple Man; Lorene Scafaria’s, Hustlers, which was recorded as the highest box office opening for STX; Eric Darnell’s Crow: The Legend; Jenée LaMarque’s The Feels; Christopher Leone’s Parallels; Zal Batmanglij’s Sound of My Voice; Matt Tauber’s The Architect; and Hilary Brougher’s Stephanie Daley.

On television, Constance can be seen in Amazon Studios’ conspiracy thriller series The Terminal List alongside Chris Pratt and Taylor Kitsch. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Jack Carr, the series followed James Reece (Pratt) whose entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Constance portrayed the role of ‘Katie Buranek’ a risk-seeking war correspondent who uses her byline to speak truth to power. She finds an unlikely ally in James as she seeks to bring the truth about the conspiracy he’s fighting against to light in mainstream media. Prior, Constance was in the thought-provoking Amazon anthology series, Solos, alongside Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie, and Dan Stevens. The series explored the deeper meaning of human connection, as portrayed through the lens of the individual, each from a different perspective and moment in time.
 
Constance broke out on screen in her starring role as ‘Jessica Huang’ in ABC’s comedy series Fresh off the Boat. The six-season run of the critically-acclaimed series was is loosely based on the life of chef Eddie Huang. For this role, Constance was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award in the category of Best Actress in a Comedy Series and was honored as part of the TIME 100 Most Influential People. Fresh off the Boat also made Hollywood history as the first American Network TV show to center on an Asian American family in over 20 years. It also marked another milestone as the first Asian-American-led TV show ever to reach syndication.
 
Constance holds a BFA in Acting from SUNY Purchase's prestigious Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film where she trained in classical theatre. 

 Just wanted to share that I thought Constance was extraordinary: vulnerable, honest, human, inspiring. She was very generous with our audience and a pleasure to work with

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