Constance Wu (March 22, 1982) is an American television and film actress born in Richmond, Virginia.
Constance is of Taiwan decent. Her parents emigrated from Taiwan despite their families were poor and didn’t have the opportunity for education.
She bacame famous thanks to the role of Jessica Huang in the ABC TV series Fresh Off the Boat (going strong into sixth season despite the low ratings). Constance was nominated for two TCA Awards and four Critics’ Choice Television Awards for her role in the series. Mostly because of her weekly performances she has been offered a role in another big hit – a role of Rachel Chu in the 2018 romantic dramedy Crazy Rich Asians (nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture).
In 2017, Wu was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
Her latest movie will hit the theatres in September – crime comedy Hustlers written and directed by Lorene Scafaria.