Now 31, Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, remembered being school-aged when Margaret Cho’s groundbreaking sitcom “All-American Girl” came out in 1994.
“I remember that being an event,” Awkwafina said. “That was the representation that I had — and it was a big moment.”
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“When you look at the progress we’ve made since then, it’s been incredible, but I think that these shows still kind of stick out as very genre-specific Asian-American shows,