Awkwafina brings her grandmother onto the Today show

Awkwafina brings her grandmother onto the Today show as she explains she was raised by the woman since age FOUR after her mother died The New Yorker was smiled as she posed with Grandma Fina  They were then joined by fellow host Willie Geist, who brought flowers He said he wanted to meet the matriarch during his interview with Awkwafina She told hosts Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Bush Hager that she was raised by her own grandmother 

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Published: 17:49 BST, 17 July 2019 | Updated: 17:51 BST, 17 July 2019

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Awkwafina is taking by storm with her first lead role, which happens to also be her first dramatic role.

The 30-year-old actress and rapper stars in the critically-acclaimed family drama The Farewell, which is now in theaters.

And to promote the new film, the Crazy Rich Asians star appeared on the Today Show where she brought on stage her grandmother.

Sweet: Awkwafina brings her grandmother onto the Today show as she explains she was raised by the woman since age FOUR after her mother died. They were then joined by fellow host Willie Geist, who recently said he wanted to meet the matriarch during his own recent interview with the star

Sweet: Awkwafina brings her grandmother onto the Today show as she explains she was raised by the woman since age FOUR after her mother died. They were then joined by fellow host Willie Geist, who recently said he wanted to meet the matriarch during his own recent interview with the star

The New Yorker was smiled as she posed with Grandma Fina, who praised the young rising star: 'Every time we get together, big family, she makes us laugh and roll on the floor.' 

They were then joined by fellow host Willie Geist, who recently said he wanted to meet the matriarch during his own recent interview with Awkwafina.

The MSNBC anchor was a perfect gentleman, greeting Grandma Fina with a bouquet of flowers.

Special guest: Grandma Fina praised the young rising star: 'Every time we get together, big family, she makes us laugh and roll on the floor'

Special guest: Grandma Fina praised the young rising star: 'Every time we get together, big family, she makes us laugh and roll on the floor'

Art imitating life: She told hosts Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Bush Hager that the role particularly resonated with her, as she was raised by her own grandmother: 'I knew that I related to it very personally, but then I didn't know that other people would relate to it'

Art imitating life: She told hosts Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Bush Hager that the role particularly resonated with her, as she was raised

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