Constance Tianmin Wu is an American actress. She is best known for her starring roles as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat , and as Rachel Chu in the 2018 romantic comedy-drama film Crazy Rich Asians.For the TV series, she has been nominated for two TCA Awards and Critics' Choice Television Awards. She received further critical acclaim and recognition for her lead role in Crazy Rich Asians for which she is nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical at the 76th Golden Globe Awards.In 2017, Wu was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.Early life and educationWu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Her parents emigrated from Taiwan. Her father was a biology and genetics professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and her mother was a computer programmer.