How to Get Cast in ‘Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens’

Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (TV Series) cast, casting calls, auditions, and news you should know.

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens is a comedy TV series starring Awkwafina, which premiered on January 22, 2020 on Comedy Central. The series was renewed for a second season before the series premiere, and received good reviews form critics. The series is currently available on HBO, with the second season airing on HBO Max following an initial run on Comedy Central.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens centers around a 20-something woman in Queens who is struggling to become famous.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens Cast:

  • Awkwafina as Nora, a fictionalized version of herself
  • Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother who helps raise her


  • Chrissie Fit as Melanie
  • Jonathan Park as Doug
  • BD Wong as Wally, Nora’s father
  • Bowen Yang as Edmund, Nora’s cousin
  • Jennifer Esposito as Brenda
  • Ming-Na Wen as Sandra, Nora’s aunt
  • Laverne Cox as the voice of God
  • Jaboukie Young-White as Daniel
  • Michelle Buteau as Margaret
  • Natasha Lyonne as Woman in hair salon
  • Jamie Chung as Young Grandma
  • Stephanie Hsu as Young Shu Shu
  • Simu Liu as Garbage Boy
  • Harry Shum Jr. as Doc Hottie

In 2018, Comedy Central announced a production pilot order for the series. The episode was written by Awkwafina and Teresa Hsiao. Executive producers include executive producers were set to include Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto, Peter Principato, and Itay Reiss. Dornetto was also expected to serve as showrunner and Hsiao as a co-executive producer. Production companies involved with the pilot were expected to include Principato-Young Entertainment, later changed to as Artists First.

Comedy Central later announced the series will be given the first season with 10 episodes. Awkwafina, Hsiao, and Dornetto were set to write for the series and Lucia Aniello was expected to direct and executive produce. The series premiered on January 22, 2020. Before the series premiere, on January 14, 2020, it was reported Comedy Central renewed the series for a second season. In August 2020, it was announced the series will appear on HBO Max, with a second season on Comedy Central.

Principal photography for the TV pilot started on July 20, 2018, in Queens, New York City, New York. The last episode of season one was set in Beijing, China but was filmed in Taiwan, without the city government’s permission.

Reviews of the show based on Rotten Tomatoes call the show “Nora From Queens showcases Awkwafina’s charming brashness and surrounds her with an equally delightful cast—especially scene-stealer Lori Tan Chinn—but it could stand to walk a less familiar comedic beat.”

How to get cast in Awkwafina is Nora from Queens?

Cody Beke is known for his work on National Treasure (2004), Garden State (2004), and Birth (2004). Casting directors are mostly contacting actors to work on the film through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming movie, contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens Extras Casting Call:

NON-UNION Girls to portray Featured Korean Teenage Girls (ages 15-17yrs) circa 2000 for the Comedy Central series AWKWAFINA IS..NORA FROM QUEENS!

COVID Test on Monday 3/22

Work on Tuesday 3/32 in Flushing, NY

COVID Tests are paid (for the minor only, but free of cost to guardians) and provided by production!

This is paid on-camera background work $165/10hrs


  • -All minors must have a valid NY child performer work permit and trust account
  • -Parents/Guardians will also be COVID Tested as well as minors
  • -Must be local to the NYC area
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