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ETC Spotlight: Lana Condor

In Hollywood, “inclusion” is a major thing, and we have been seeing it everywhere and with actors and actresses of color.  

About time!

And this is where Lana Therese Condor comes in.

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Born as Tran Dong Lan in May 11, 1997, Lana was orphaned in Vietnam. She was then adopted by American parents and lived in Chicago, Illinois. Her adoptive dad was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and the former VP of Yahoo!Sports.  

Let’s get to know moreabout Lana Condor a.k.a. Lara Jean:

1. Her acting debut came by the way of playing the mutant superhero, Jubilee, in 'X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016' with Sophie Turner and James McAvoy.

2. She then achieved fame for portraying Lara Jean Song-Covey in the movie, 'To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before' opposite Noah Centineo. The movie was adapted from one of the best-selling young adult novels by author, Jenny Han.

3. After becoming super famous for the series, Lana's Instagram exploded from 100,000 followers to a whopping 5.5 million followers!  For the record, she has 434.1K followers on Twitter.

4. For her role of Lara Jean, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.

5. Her 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' movie had a sequel called 'P.S. I Still Love You' which was shown on Netflix last February. Here Lara Jean volunteers in a retirement home and gets a new and confusing love interest through an old crush.

6. The final chapter of Lara Jean’s story is still in progress; it's called 'To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean' and it has already been filmed but still without any premiere date yet.  

7. Lana is known as an actress but did you know that she sings too? Last February, she released a duet with her long-time music artist boyfriend, Anthony De La Torre, called 'Raining In London'. This is Lana's debut as a singer.

Lana Condor is making waves for POC and Asian representation in Hollywood right now. And she deserves to be the representative that we have.

Get to know more about Lana here.