Constance Wu’s biographyConstance Wu’s road to fame was a tricky one: she faced countless rejections and obstacles, in her opinion, due to her distinctive Asian appearance. Despite all the setbacks Constance ultimately managed to find her place under Hollywood’s sun and became one of the most influential and highest-paid actresses of Asian origin in 2018 (according to the editors of the Times magazine).
Childhood and familyConstance Wu was born on March 22, 1982, in Richmond, Virginia. She is the third of four daughters in a family of Taiwanese immigrants. Constance’s parents are far from creative professionals: her father is a biology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and her mother is a computer programmer.
The actress’s grandparents were very poor and illiterate and made a living farming bamboo, so Constance is extremely proud of her parents, who managed to pursue their dreams and achieve a better life after moving to the United States.
Although the cinema industry still beckoned Constance, she decided to pursue a master’s degree and studied psycholinguistics.
Acting careerConstance Wu made her film debut in 2006, appearing in a supporting role in a psychological drama Stephanie Daley (also known as What She Knew), alongside a stellar cast of Tilda Swinton, Melissa Leo, and Timothy Hutton. That same year she starred in an episode of a crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and an episode of a sci-fi television series Torchwood.
In 2014, Wu was invited to portray the matriarch of an Asian family, who decided to open a specialty restaurant in a wealthy and extremely conservative neighborhood of Orlando, in a sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. The first episodes of the series, loosely based on the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang, aired in 2015, and Constance was instantly praised by the critics and audience alike, who called her the true breakthrough of the season.
Constance Wu’s personal lifeConstance is not one of those celebrities, whose name constantly appears in tabloids. Paparazzi never caught her off-guard in a state of intoxication, she rarely attends social events and is generally a rather private person.
Wu is not married and currently lives in Los Angeles with her beloved pet rabbit, Lida Rose.
Constance Wu todayConstance Wu starred in two films that came out in 2018 – one of them being a horror anthology All the Creatures Were Stirring, with Amanda Fuller and Brea Grant.
In a romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians, Wu portrayed an Asian-American, who found out that her boyfriend is filthy rich so she had to compete with multiple other girls dreaming of taking her place. Henry Golding co-starred as an Asian prince charming.