Lana Condor

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Lana Condor
Lana Condor 2015 (2).jpg
Condor at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Tran Dong Lan

(1997-05-11) May 11, 1997 (age 24)
Cần Thơ, Vietnam
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actress
Years active2016–present
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2020–present
Subscribers862,000[1]
(August 12, 2021)
Total views26 million[1]
(August 12, 2021)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2020

Lana Therese Condor (born Tran Dong Lan; May 11, 1997)[2][3][4] is an American actress, producer, and singer. She made her acting debut starring as Jubilee in the superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and gained international recognition for portraying Lara Jean Covey in the romantic-comedy To All the Boys film series (2018–2021). She has also portrayed Saya Kuroki in the television series Deadly Class (2019) and Koyomi in the film Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

Early life[edit]

Born in Vietnam,[5] Condor 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 Condor (née Haubold) and Bob Condor in Chicago, Illinois.[6] Condor has an adoptive brother, Arthur.[2][7] Condor and her family lived in Whidbey Island, Washington, and New York City.[8]

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.[9] She continued dancing with the Los Angeles Ballet[10] and also trained at the Groundlings in improvisational theatre. She studied acting the New York Film Academy and Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors,[6] and in 2014 was a theatre scholar at the California State Summer School for the Arts.[11] As a high school freshman, she attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City, and graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles in 2015.[10] In 2016 she was accepted at Loyola Marymount University but chose to postpone it to pursue acting.[12]

Career[edit]

Condor made her acting debut as the mutant Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in Bryan Singer's 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse.[13] That year, she also appeared in Peter Berg's drama film Patriots Day, which depicted the events and aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.[14] In 2017, Condor co-starred in the Lifetime romantic thriller film High School Lover.[15] The following year, she gained recognition for her lead role as 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.[16][17] For the role, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.[18]

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.[19] She also appeared as Koyomi in Robert Rodriguez's science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel based on the graphic novel series by Yukito Kishiro.[20] Condor also voiced the character of Kaoru in the Netflix stop-motion animated series Rilakkuma and Kaoru (2019),[21] guest starred as the voice of Casey in the Netflix series BoJack Horseman,[22] and co-starred in the coming-of-age romantic comedy Summer Night (2019), directed by Joseph Cross.[23]

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 installment of the film series.[24] The following year, she starred once again as Lara Jean Covey in To All the Boys: Always and Forever, the third and final instalment of the trilogy.[25]

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.[26]

She has been cast in the Marianna Palka–directed comedy Girls Night.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Condor has been dating singer and actor Anthony De La Torre since 2015.[28] The couple live together in Seattle, Washington.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Jubilee
Patriots Day Li
2018 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Lara Jean Covey
2019 Alita: Battle Angel Koyomi
Summer Night Lexi
2020 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Lara Jean Covey
2021 To All the Boys: Always and Forever
2022 Moonshot Sophie Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 High School Lover Allison Television film
2019 Deadly Class Saya Kuroki Main role
Rilakkuma and Kaoru Kaoru (voice) Main role; English dub
BoJack Horseman Casey McGarry (voice) 2 episodes
TBA Boo, Bitch[30] Erika Post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss (with Noah Centineo) To All the Boys I've Loved Before Won [31]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama Movie Actress Nominated [18]
Choice Movie Ship (with Noah Centineo) Nominated
2020 Hollywood Critics Association Next Generation of Hollywood Herself Won [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Lana Condor". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b Condor, Bob (December 21, 1997). "Journey Of The Heart: How One Couple's Dream Of Having A Family Finally Came True". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on August 5, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Condor, Lana [@lanacondor] (May 11, 2015). "It's my Bday!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Schwartz, Dana (August 20, 2018). "Don't worry, To All the Boys star Lana Condor is Team Peter". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on August 18, 2019. Retrieved August 18, 2019. The actress, 21...
  5. ^ Bergado, Gabe (August 15, 2018). "Lana Condor on Why She Had to Have the Role of Lara Jean in To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Playing an Asian American Lead". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on August 18, 2019. Retrieved August 18, 2019. I was born in Vietnam and I was adopted by an Irish lady and a Hungarian man, and then I moved to America.
  6. ^ a b Chang, Kee (November 7, 2015). "Screen Test: Lana Condor". Anthem. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  7. ^ Bell, Carrie (May 24, 2016). "Young Mutant Power: Meet X-Men: Apocalypse's Alexandra Shipp & Lana Condor". Refinery29. Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  8. ^ Weik, Taylor (August 31, 2017). "In To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Lana Condor Is the Rom-Com Star She's Always Wanted". NBC News. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  9. ^ Aldana, Ida (May 10, 2016). "Lana Condor: New Flame". Status. Archived from the original on August 29, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Johnson-Hoyle, Kristopher (April 26, 2016). "Breakout Star of X-Men Apocalypse: Lana Condor". Raine. Archived from the original on August 18, 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "California State Summer School for the Arts: California Art Scholars 2014!". Ovation. May 20, 2014. Archived from the original on January 21, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  12. ^ Zemler, Emily (February 23, 2016). "Meet Lana Condor, X-Men's Newest Star". Paper. Archived from the original on June 12, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (March 25, 2015). "X-Men: Apocalypse Casts Newcomer Lana Condor as Jubilee". Variety. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (April 7, 2016). "X-Men Actress Lana Condor Joins Patriots Day (Exclusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 13, 2017). "Lifetime Orders Michael Jackson Original Movie, Picks Up James Franco, Viola Davis Films – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 14, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  16. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 21, 2017). "Lana Condor to Star in To All the Boys I've Loved Before Movie Based on Jenny Han Novel". Variety. Archived from the original on November 30, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  17. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (July 21, 2017). "John Corbett, Lana Condor Join To All the Boys I've Loved Before Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 19, 2020. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  18. ^ a b Moreau, Jordan (June 19, 2019). "Avengers: Endgame, Riverdale, Aladdin, Top 2019 Teen Choice Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on February 22, 2020. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  19. ^ Petski, Denise (November 9, 2017). "Deadly Class: Syfy Sets Full Cast For Comic-Based Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  20. ^ McNary, Dave (October 11, 2016). "X-Men Star Lana Condor Joins James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel". Variety. Archived from the original on July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  21. ^ Gill, Nav (March 25, 2019). "Lana Condor is voicing a character in Netflix's adorable new Rilakkuma and Kaoru series". Insider Inc. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  22. ^ Entenman, Martha Sorren,Elizabeth. "The Voice Cast In BoJack Horseman Season 6 Is Massive". Refinery29. Archived from the original on February 10, 2020. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  23. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 13, 2017). "Joseph Cross Teams With James Ponsoldt on Directorial Debut Summer Night (Exclusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  24. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 19, 2018). "To All The Boys I've Loved Before 2: Lana Condor & Noah Centineo Are Returning, Netflix Says". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 19, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  25. ^ Joe; erton; Harp, Justin (August 15, 2019). "To All the Boys 3 confirmed by Netflix as second movie gets release date". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on July 15, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  26. ^ "Lana Condor". YouTube. Archived from the original on April 4, 2020. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  27. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (May 14, 2019). "Brianna Hildebrand & Lana Condor Head For Comedy Girls Night From Marianna Palka & BlacKkKlansman Producer, Bankside Launches — Cannes". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 16, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  28. ^ Jung, Helin (February 5, 2019). "To All the Boys I've Loved Before Star Lana Condor Covers Our March Issue and Talks Fame, Naked Saunas, and Her IRL True Love (Sorry, Noah)". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on January 17, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  29. ^ Bergado, Gabe (January 14, 2020). "Lana Condor Invites Us Home". Yahoo!. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  30. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 5, 2021). "Lana Condor to Star in Netflix Comedy Series 'Boo, Bitch'". Variety. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  31. ^ Bell, Crystal (June 17, 2019). "2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Winners List". MTV. Archived from the original on April 13, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  32. ^ "1917 Wins Best Picture at 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards". Variety. January 9, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2020.

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