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Lana Condor

Lana Condor

Vietnamese-American actress
Lana Condor
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Vietnamese-American actress
Is Actor Film actor Television actor Voice actor Dancer Ballet dancer
From United States of America Vietnam
Type Dancing Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 11 May 1997, Cần Thơ, Vietnam
Age 23 years
Star sign Taurus
Residence Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Education
New York Film Academy
The details

Biography

Lana Therese Condor (born Tran Dong Lan, May 11, 1997) is a Vietnamese-born American actress and YouTuber. She made her acting debut starring as Jubilee in the superhero film X-Men Apocalypse (2016). She gained international recognition for portraying Lara Jean Covey in the Netflix film series To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018–present). She has also portrayed Saya Kuroki in the television series Deadly Class (2019), and Koyomi in the film Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

Early life

Born in Vietnam, she lived her first months in an orphanage in Cần Thơ under the name Tran Dong Lan. On October 6, 1997, she was adopted and renamed by American parents Mary Carol (née Haubold) and Bob Condor in Chicago, Illinois. Condor has an adoptive brother, Arthur. Bob Condor is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist who formerly worked at the Chicago Tribune, was the vice president of Yahoo Sports media, and is currently a producer for the Seattle Kraken. Condor and her family lived in Whidbey Island, Washington, and New York City.

Condor studied ballet as a child, training with the Whidbey Island Dance Theater, Joffrey Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She continued dancing with the Los Angeles Ballet, and also trained at The Groundlings in improvisational theatre. Condor took acting classes at the New York Film Academy and Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors, and in 2014, was a theatre scholar at the California State Summer School for the Arts. As a high school freshman, Condor was educated at the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City. In 2015, she graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. In 2016, Condor was accepted at Loyola Marymount University but chose to defer enrollment to pursue acting.

Career

Condor made her acting debut as the mutant Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in Bryan Singer's 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. That year, she also appeared in Peter Berg's drama film Patriots Day, which depicted the events and aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

In 2017, Condor co-starred in the Lifetime romantic thriller film High School Lover, alongside James Franco and Julia Jones, which premiered on Lifetime. The following year, she gained worldwide fame for playing the lead role of Lara Jean Covey in Netflix's romantic drama film To All the Boys I've Loved Before, directed by Susan Johnson and based on Jenny Han's young adult novel of the same name. For the role, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.

In 2019, Condor portrayed the assassin Saya Kuroki in Syfy's action drama series Deadly Class, based on the Rick Remender comic book series of the same name. She also appeared as Koyomi in Robert Rodriguez's science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, produced by James Cameron and based on the graphic novel series by Yukito Kishiro. Condor also voiced the character of Kaoru in the Netflix stop-motion animated series Rilakkuma and Kaoru (2019), guest starred as the voice of Casey in the Netflix series BoJack Horseman, and co-starred in the coming-of-age romantic comedy Summer Night (2019), directed by Joseph Cross.

Condor in an interview in 2020

In 2020, Condor reprised her role as Lara Jean Covey in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, directed by Michael Fimognari, the second film of the film series. She has been cast alongside Brianna Hildebrand in the Marianna Palka-directed comedy Girls Night. She is slated to star once again as Lara Jean Covey in To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean, the third installment of the series.

Within two months of posting her first video to YouTube in February 2020, Condor's channel had over 475,000 subscribers and more than 9.8 million views.

Personal life

Condor has been dating singer and actor Anthony De La Torre since 2015.

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result Ref.
2019 To All the Boys I've Loved Before MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss Won
2019 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama Movie Actress Nominated
2019 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Ship Nominated
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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