As a result of her unapologetic and hilarious portrayal of Jessica Huang on Fresh Off the Boat, Constance Wu has garnered instant praise for her interpretation as the no-nonsense, pragmatic mom. She has received two nominations from the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, as well as two TCA Award nominations for Individual Achievement in Comedy in 2015 and 2016.
Wu most recently starred in the film Crazy Rich Asians, which was directed by Jon M. Chu and based on Kevin Kwan's New York Times bestselling book of the same name. She was also in the independent film The Feels and will be seen in You and Me Both – an independent road trip film where she plays a struggling addict. Additionally, she signed on as part of the voice cast of Sony Pictures Animation's Wish Dragon, alongside Jackie Chan.
Wu can also be seen as the lead in a stand-alone episode of Hulu's sci-fi/fantasy anthology series Dimension 404, co-starring alongside Megan Mullally in the episode. She also joined the cast of Rainbow Crow, the animated VR series from Baobab Studios that John Legend is producing and toplining.
Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where she grew up performing in the local community theatre scene. At age 16, she moved to New York to study at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Conservatory for Theatre Arts at S.U.N.Y Purchase. While in New York, she worked in classical theatre and quickly transitioned to film. She soon appeared in several Sundance Feature Films, including Stephanie Daley and Year of the Fish.
In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles where her theatre and film background helped land her a role in another Sundance Feature, The Sound of My Voice. She next appeared a series regular on the LogoTV web series East Siders and the Fox Digital Studios film Parallels.
In addition to her indie films, Wu has had memorable guest appearances on Children's Hospital, Law & Order: SVU, Torchwood, Covert Affairs, and Franklin & Bash.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her pet bunny, Lida Rose.