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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ cast, their roles, nationalities, ethnicities, birthplaces and ages

Romantic comedy-drama film “Crazy Rich Asians” will hit theaters on August 15, 2018. Written by Malaysian-American screenwriter Adele Lim and American writer Peter Chiarelli and helmed by Chinese-American director Jon M. Chu, it is an adaptation of Singaporean-American writer Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name.

The “Crazy Rich Asians” cast features Singaporean, Chinese, Malaysian, Filipino, Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese actors. Here is a list:

Singaporean

  1. Victoria Loke, 26, is a Singaporean actress who graduated from New York University. She plays Fiona Tung-Cheng, cousin-in-law of the main character Nick Young, in “Crazy Rich Asians.”
  2. Selena Tan, 47, is a Singaporean actress who is also a National University of Singapore alumna with a law degree. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Alix Young, one of the aunts of the main character Nick Young.
  3. Janice Koh, 43, is a Singaporean actress who is also a former Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Felicity Young, one of the aunts of the main character Nick Young.
  4. Tan Kheng Hua, 55, is a Singaporean actress who graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Kerry Chu, the mother of the main character Rachel Chu.
  5. Koh Chieng Mun, 57, is a Singaporean actress and the only “Crazy Rich Asians” cast member who speaking full-on Singlish. In the film, she plays Neenah Goh, the mother of the main character Rachel Chu’s best friend Goh Peik Lin.
  6. Pierre Png, 44, is a Singaporean actor of Peranakan descent. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays Michael Teo, the husband of the main character Nick Young’s cousin Astrid Leong-Teo.
  7. Fiona Xie, 36, is a Singaporean actress and host. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Kitty Pong, the girlfriend of the main character Nick Young’s cousin Alistair Cheng.
  8. Amy Cheng, 47, is a Singaporean actress who speaks English, French and Mandarin Chinese. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Jacqueline Ling, the mother of the main character Nick Young’s ex-girlfriend Many Ling.

Chinese

  1. Gemma Chan, 35, was born in London, England to a Hong Kong native father and a Chinese-Scottish mother. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Astrid Leong-Teo, one of the cousins of the main character Nick Young.
  2. Lisa Lu, 91, was born in Peking, China and eventually emigrated to the United States. She plays the matriarch of the filthy rich Singaporean family, which includes the main character Nick Young, in “Crazy Rich Asians.”
  3. Jimmy O. Yang, 31, was born in Hong Kong and was 13 when he and his family moved to the United States. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays Bernard Tai, a former classmate of the main character Nick Young.
  4. Jing Lusi, 33, was born in Pudong, Shanghai, China and was 5 when she and her family moved to the United Kingdom. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Mandy Ling, the ex-girlfriend of the main character Nick Young.
  5. Harry Shum Jr., 36, was born in Limon Costa Rica to a Chinese father and a Hong Kong native mother and was 6 when their family moved to San Francisco, California. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays Charlie Wu, the ex-fiance of the main character Nick Young’s cousin Astrid Leong-Teo.

Malaysian

  1. Henry Golding, 31, was born in Sri Aman, Sarawak, Malaysia to an English father and Malaysian Iban mother. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays the male lead character Nick Young, a history professor who hails from a filthy rich and secretive Singaporean family.
  2. Michelle Yeoh, 56, was born in Ipoh, Malaysia to Chinese parents. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays the mother of the main character Nick Young.
  3. Ronny Chieng, 32, was born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Chinese parents and was rasied in Manchester, New Hampshire and Singapore. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays one of the cousins of the main character Nick Young.
  4. Carmen Soo, 40, was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to a Chinese father and a Chinese-British mother. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Francesca Shaw, ex-girlfriend of the main character Nick Young.
  5. Remy Hii, 31, was born in Queensland, Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and English mother. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays Alistair Cheng, one of the cousins of the main character Nick Young.

Filipino

  1. Kris Aquino, 47, was born in Manila, Philippines and the youngest daughter of the late Corazon Aquino, the Philippines’ 11th president, and the youngest sister of Benigno Aquino III, the country’s 15th president. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays a Malay princess named Princess Intan.
  2. Nico Santos, 25, was born in Manila, Philippines and was 16 when he and his family moved to Gresham, Oregon. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays Oliver T’sien, second cousin of the main character Nick Young.

Korean

  1. Ken Jeong, 49, was born in Detroit, Michigan to South Korean immigrants. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays Goh Wye Mun, the father of the main character Rachel Chu’s best friend Goh Peik Lin.
  2. Professionally known as Awkwafina, Nora Lum, 29, was born in New York City to a Chinese father and a South Korean mother. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Goh Peik Lin, the main character Rachel Chu’s best friend.

Taiwanese

  1. Constance Wu, 36, was born in Richmond, Virginia to Taiwanese immigrants. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays the lead female character, Chinese-American economics professor Rachel Chu.
  2. Christopher Pang, 33, was born in Melbourne, Australia to a Chinese father and a Taiwanese mother, who are both martial arts instructors. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” he plays Colin Khoo, the main character Nick Young’s best friend.

Japanese

  1. Sonoya Mizuno, 30, was born in Tokyo, Japan to a Japanese father and a British-Argentinian mother and was raised in Somerset, England. In “Crazy Rich Asians,” she plays Araminta Lee, the fiancee of the main character Nick Young’s best friend Colin Khoo.

“Crazy Rich Asians” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Watch the trailer here:

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