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 23)
Cần Thơ, Vietnam
Occupation
  • Actress
  • YouTuber
Years active2016–present
Partner(s)Anthony De La Torre (2015–present)

Lana Therese Condor (born Tran Dong Lan, May 11, 1997)[1][2][3] 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[edit]

Born in Vietnam,[4] 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.[5] Condor has an adoptive brother, Arthur.[1][6] 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.[7][8] Condor and her family lived in Whidbey Island, Washington, and New York City.[9]

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.[10] She continued dancing with the Los Angeles Ballet,[11] 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,[5] and in 2014, was a theatre scholar at the California State Summer School for the Arts.[12] 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.[11] In 2016, Condor was accepted at Loyola Marymount University but chose to defer enrollment to pursue acting.[13]

Career[edit]

Condor made her acting debut as the mutant Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in Bryan Singer's 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse.[14] That year, she also appeared in Peter Berg's drama film Patriots Day, which depicted the events and aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.[15]

In 2017, Condor co-starred in the Lifetime romantic thriller film High School Lover, alongside James Franco and Julia Jones, which premiered on Lifetime.[16] 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.[17][18] For the role, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.[19]

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.[20] 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.[21] Condor also voiced the character of Kaoru in the Netflix stop-motion animated series Rilakkuma and Kaoru (2019),[22] guest starred as the voice of Casey in the Netflix series BoJack Horseman,[23] and co-starred in the coming-of-age romantic comedy Summer Night (2019), directed by Joseph Cross.[24]

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.[25] She has been cast alongside Brianna Hildebrand in the Marianna Palka-directed comedy Girls Night.[26] 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.[27]

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.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Condor has been dating singer and actor Anthony De La Torre since 2015.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 High School Lover Allison Television film
2019 Deadly Class Saya Kuroki Main role
2019 Rilakkuma and Kaoru Kaoru (voice; English dub) Main role
2019 BoJack Horseman Casey McGarry (voice) 2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Ref.
2019 To All the Boys I've Loved Before MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss (with Noah Centineo) Won [30]
2019 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama Movie Actress Nominated [19]
2019 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Ship (with Noah Centineo) Nominated [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Condor, Lana [@lanacondor] (May 11, 2015). "It's my Bday!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ 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...
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b Chang, Kee (November 7, 2015). "Screen Test: Lana Condor". Anthem. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Yahoo Sports Launches The Vertical". Business Wire. January 29, 2016. Archived from the original on September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Polowy, Kevin (May 26, 2016). "Meet 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Breakout Star Lana Condor". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Aldana, Ida (May 10, 2016). "Lana Condor: New Flame". Status. Archived from the original on August 29, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ a b c 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ 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.
  27. ^ 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.
  28. ^ "Lana Condor". YouTube. Archived from the original on April 4, 2020. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  29. ^ 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.
  30. ^ 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.

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