Awkwafina

Billi from The Farewell

Billi Wang (played by Awkwafina) is an aspiring writer. After a disappointing career rejection, Billi receives more unwanted news from her family. Her grandmother Nai Nai is expected to only have a short time left to live, and the family decides not to tell Nai Nai of her diagnosis. Billi joins her family in China when everyone visits Nai Nai using a “family wedding” as an excuse. She is conflicted about the lie being fed to her grandmother, and is relearning the bonds of her family in The Farewell.