Lana Condor

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Lana Condor
Lana Condor 2015 (2).jpg
Condor in 2015
Born
Tran Dong Lan

(1997-05-11) May 11, 1997 (age 22)
Vietnam
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer
Years active2016–present
Home townChicago, Illinois, U.S.

Lana Therese Condor (born Tran Dong Lan,[1] May 11,[2] 1997)[3] is an American actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as Lara Jean Covey in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before film series, and Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

She also portrays Koyomi K. in the science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel (2019), and stars as Saya Kuroki in the television series Deadly Class (2019).

Early life[edit]

Condor was born in Vietnam.[4] She initially was raised in an orphanage in Cần Thơ, Vietnam, and then after adoption in Chicago, Illinois.[5] She was adopted by American parents Mary Carol (née Haubold) and Bob Condor, on October 6, 1997, alongside her non-biological brother, Arthur.[1][6] Condor's name at birth was Tran Dong Lan, but she was baptized Lana Therese Condor after her adoption.[1] Bob Condor is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and the former Vice President of Yahoo! Sports.[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 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 earned acceptance to Loyola Marymount University.[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 same year, she appeared in Peter Berg's drama film Patriots Day, depicting the events and aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.[15] In 2017, Condor co-starred in the romantic thriller film High School Lover, alongside James Franco and Julia Jones, which premiered on Lifetime.[16]

Condor gained worldwide fame in 2018 for portraying 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] 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] Also in 2019, she appeared as Koyomi K. in Robert Rodriguez's science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, produced by James Cameron and based on the graphic novel series by Yukito Kishiro.[20] That same year, Condor voiced the character of Kaoru in the Netflix stop-motion animated series Rilakkuma and Kaoru.[21] She then co-starred in the 2019 coming-of-age romantic comedy Summer Night, directed by Joseph Cross.[22]

In 2020, Condor will reprise her role as Lara Jean Covey in To All the Boys I've Loved Before 2, directed by Michael Fimognari.[23] She has also been cast alongside Brianna Hildebrand in the Marianna Palka-directed comedy Girls Night.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Condor has been dating Anthony De La Torre since August 2015.[25]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Jubilation Lee / Jubilee
Patriots Day Li
2018 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Lara Jean Covey Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Drama Movie Actress[26]
2019 Alita: Battle Angel Koyomi K.
Summer Night Lexi
2020 To All the Boys I've Loved Before 2 Lara Jean Covey Post-production
Girls Night Alex Filming
TBA To All the Boys I've Loved Before 3 Lara Jean Covey Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 High School Lover Allison Television film
2019 Deadly Class Saya Kuroki
2019 Rilakkuma and Kaoru Kaoru (voice) English dub

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Condor, Bob (December 21, 1997). "Journey Of The Heart: How One Couple's Dream Of Having A Family Finally Came True". Chicago Tribune.
  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. Retrieved August 18, 2019. The actress, 21...
  4. ^ Condor in 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. 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. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Bell, Carrie (May 24, 2016). "Young Mutant Power: Meet X-Men: Apocalypse's Alexandra Shipp & Lana Condor". Refinery29. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Yahoo Sports Launches The Vertical". Business Wire. January 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Polowy, Kevin (May 26, 2016). "Meet 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Breakout Star Lana Condor". Yahoo! Movies.
  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.
  10. ^ Aldana, Ida (May 10, 2016). "Lana Condor: New Flame". Status. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Johnson-Hoyle, Kristopher (April 26, 2016). "Breakout Star of X-Men Apocalypse: Lana Condor". Raine. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  12. ^ "California State Summer School for the Arts: California Art Scholars 2014!". Ovation. May 20, 2014.
  13. ^ Zemler, Emily (February 23, 2016). "Meet Lana Condor, X-Men's Newest Star". Paper. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (March 25, 2015). "'X-Men: Apocalypse' Casts Newcomer Lana Condor as Jubilee". Variety.
  15. ^ McNary, Dave (April 7, 2016). "'X-Men' Actress Lana Condor Joins 'Patriots Day' (Exclusive)". Variety.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 13, 2017). "Lifetime Orders Michael Jackson Original Movie, Picks Up James Franco, Viola Davis Films – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. 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.
  18. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (July 21, 2017). "John Corbett, Lana Condor Join 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  19. ^ Petski, Denise (November 9, 2017). "'Deadly Class': Syfy Sets Full Cast For Comic-Based Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  20. ^ McNary, Dave (October 11, 2016). "'X-Men' Star Lana Condor Joins James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel'". Variety. 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. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  22. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 13, 2017). "Joseph Cross Teams With James Ponsoldt on Directorial Debut 'Summer Night' (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  23. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 19, 2018). "'To All The Boys I've Loved Before 2': Lana Condor & Noah Centineo Are Returning, Netflix Says". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  24. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (May 14, 2019). "Brianna Hildebrand & Lana Condor Head For Comedy 'Girls Night' From Marianna Palka & 'BlacKkKlansman' Producer, Bankside Launches — Cannes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  25. ^ Jung, Helen (February 5, 2019). "'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Star Lana Condor Covers Cosmopolitan March 2019 Issue". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  26. ^ Moreau, Jordan (June 19, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations". Variety. Retrieved July 19, 2019.

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