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Lana Condor; Here Are Seven Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Shrijan Fri Dec 20 2019
Lana Condor; Here Are Seven Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Fans were treated to an instant classic in the 2018 romance drama To All the Boys I've Loved Before. 

The movie was praised for the casting and the direction, and Lana Condor was singled out as the highlight of the movie. As the central character, Lara Jean Covey gained worldwide acclaim.

Cast of To All the Boys I've Loved Before
The cast of To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Source: Tyla

Fast forward to 2019, and Lana is set to reprise her role as Lara in the 2020 sequel, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. 

We take a look at the Vietnamese-born actress who has made it big in the United States and around the world with this list of 7 facts.

7. She was a Vietnam- born orphan 

Lana was born Tran Dong Lani on May 11, 1997, in Vietnam. She was raised in an orphanage in Cần Thơ, Vietnam before she was adopted by Mary Carol and Bob Condor and moved to Chicago, Illinois, USA.  

6. Her adoptive father is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist

Lana's adoptive father, Bob Condor is a two-time Pulitzer Award-nominated journalist. 

Bob recounted his experience adopting Lana and Arthur in the Chicago Tribune, titled Journey of the Heart

5. She trained in ballet

When Lana was a child, she took an interest in ballet. She honed her craft at Joffrey Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 

4. She debuted in the 2016 superhero movie, X-Men: Apocalypse

Talk about making a big splash! While some people struggle to find work in Hollywood and debuts in small roles, Lana started out appearing in a blockbuster franchise. 

Lana as the mutant Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse
Lana as the mutant Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse
Source: IMDb

Lana made her debut in the 2016 blockbuster superhero movie, X-Men: Apocalypse. A continuation of the popular X-men franchise, the movie saw the mutant superhero team the X-men fighting the supervillain, Apocalypse.

Lana played the mutant Jubilation Lee / Jubilee, a mutant who can project plasma beams from her hands.

3. She is in a relationship with actor Anthony De La Torre

Lana has been public in her relationship with actor/singer/songwriter, Anthony De La Torre. They have been dating since 2016, and their relationship is still going as strong as ever. 

Lana with boyfriend Anthony De La Torre
Lana with boyfriend Anthony De La Torre
Source: Instagram @lanacondor

Anthony played a young Captain Jack Sparrow in the 2017 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

2. She became a household name after To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Despite appearing in such blockbusters as X-Men: Apocalypse, Lana would gain ubiquitous recognition for her leading role as  Lara Jean Covey in the 2018 romantic drama, To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

The movie was well-received by critics and fans, alike, and made Lana a household name. She shared the screen with Noah Centineo and the pair to rumored to be an item in real life too. 

1. She is reportedly a millionaire

Kelly has made quite the impact in Hollywood, debuting in a big way in X-Men: Apocalypse and gaining widespread acclaim for To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

As such, her net worth is estimated to be $2 million. She also has numerous projects underway, including the sequel to To All the Boys I've Loved Before: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. 

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