One of the things that make acting special is the fact that it is one of a small group of performance art that has the inherent ability to speak to a variety of people, regardless of their background or race. This ability also means that it can be spoken by anyone, regardless of their race, and even though one of the leading industries in acting, Hollywood hasn’t been known for its diversity, a few numbers of talented people have broken through the ranks, such as Constance Wu.
Although Constance Wu has both the looks and the name of an Asian woman, she is an American citizen born on American soil. She does, however, have strong roots in Taiwan that have made her one of the top Asian actresses in Hollywood. Her filmography is filled with notable projects like the film – Crazy Rich Asians and the show, Fresh Off the Boat.
Constance Wu is an amazing actress with an even more interesting life and we explore all of this below. Read on.
Constance Wu Biography
Asians being brilliant people might be a stereotype but it is one Constance Wu and her family both fit perfectly into. Starting with her parents, her mother is a computer programmer while her father is a biology and genetics professor, and Constance herself? A brilliant actress who has a Golden Globe nomination to her name.
But for the decision of her parents to emigrate from Taiwan, Constance Wu would have been born in the Eastern country but instead, she was born in Richmond, Virginia on the 22nd of March, 1982. Her birth marked the third of four daughters born into the Wu family.
For her education, she attended Douglas S. Freeman High School before she headed to the State University of New York. While she was in high school, her journey and passion for acting began and she started performing in her local theater and further improved her skills by attending a six-month course at the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. At the university, she continued her drive to master her chosen career as an actor by studying Theatre Arts.
Following the completion of her bachelor’s degree, the niggling doubt that plagues most aspiring actors overwhelmed Constance and she studied psycholinguistics and enrolled at Columbia University to study speech pathology. However, she found her faith in her acting prowess and instead headed to Los Angeles to kickstart her acting career full-time.
Her first film was a 2006 film, Stephanie Daley, where she played the character, Jenn. In the same year, which was her onscreen debut year, she also starred in The Architect and the TV show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Since her debut year, Constance Wu has starred in over 35 films and television shows, including major films like Hustlers, Crazy Rich Asians, The Lego Ninjago Movie.
On television, she has starred in shows like Eastsiders, Spooked, One Life to Live, and Fresh Off the Boat. Over the course of her career, she has received over 15 award nominations from several awarding organizations including the Golden Globes.
What is Constance Wu’s Net Worth?
Constance Wu may have begun her life as an actress in 2006, but the dearth of diversity in Hollywood has caused a lack of consistent roles for Asian actresses like her, which in turn has resulted in limited roles for her in films and television. However, the recent campaign for diversity has caused a spike in available roles for her, which has led to appearances in successful projects like Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh Off the Boat. The accumulation of recent commercially successful projects she has starred in along with older projects has helped her to a net worth of $2 million.
Is She Dating Anyone, Who is Her Husband or Boyfriend?
If Constance Wu is dating anyone, that is a piece of information that has been successfully kept away from the media. So far, the actress is believed to be single, with limited rumours of a relationship since she became a part of the industry. She has only been publicly associated with Ben Hethcoat, a filmmaker whom she dated between 2011 and 2016.
Since the end of the relationship, Constance seems to be focusing more on a career that is on a rapid rise through a string of recent successful projects.
How Tall is She
Constance Wu might have the body type of your average Asian woman but that has not stopped her from standing out physically. The actress has a body height of 5 feet 4 inches and a body weight of 57 kg. Her body shape is defined by curves such as her bust, waist, and hips which are measured at 35, 24, 25 inches respectively. Noticeably, Constance Wu has dark long hair with black eyes.