Is Lana Condor Left or Right Handed?

There are a lot of talented young actors in Hollywood right now. They’re showing us that the next generation of entertainment is unique, creative, and ready to take the world by storm. One of these rising young stars is Lana Condor, star of the hit Netflix film, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The young star is definitely talented, and pretty creative — could it have something to do with her dominant hand?

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Who is Lana Condor?

Lana Condor was born in 1997 in Vietnam. She was adopted and spent her early childhood in Chicago. She lived with her parents and her adopted brother, Arthur. The family moved around a lot, first to Washington, then to New York City, then to California. Condor began dancing when she was seven years old.

She danced at the Rock School of Dance Education and the Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle before moving to New York City when she was 11. In New York, she continued to dance, training at schools including the Joffrey School of Classical Ballet and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The young dancer tried her hand at acting when she got to high school. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School and then spent a summer at the New York Film Academy.

Her parents recognized her acting talent, and the family moved to Los Angeles during her sophomore year in high school. Once in L.A., Condor joined the theater department at her high school. She continued to develop her acting skills throughout high school, also attending the Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors. When she was a senior, she landed her breakout role in X-Men: Apocalypse. 

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Where have I seen her? 

Lana Condor’s breakout role was in the 2016 film, X-Men: Apocalypse. She played Jubilee, a mutant with the ability to blast pyrotechnics from her hands. Condor was incredibly excited when offered her first role, and she did tons of research about the character. In an interview with Business Insider, she said, “I bought like 300 comic books. I was obsessed and I watched all of the movies and cartoons.” 

In 2018, Condor starred in the Netflix hit, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Condor stars as a high school student who writes secret love letters to the boys she has crushes on. When her letters are exposed, her life is turned upside-down and she has to learn to navigate through a very different existence. The Netflix film is part of a trilogy. Condor stars in both the second and third installments, To All the Boys, P.S. I Still Love You, and To All The Boys: Always and Forever. 

Is Lana Condor left handed?

It’s no secret that Condor is incredibly talented. She approaches all of her roles with creativity and open-mindedness, striving to deliver unique and memorable performances. She also happens to be left-handed, and they do say that left-handed people are more creative…

About 40 years ago, a study from the University of Virginia tested the theory that left-handed people were more creative than their right-handed friends. The study suggested that they actually are more creative, but not in the way you think. They aren’t necessarily more creative in the artistic sense of the word–they’re more creative problem-solvers. 

Since many things in our world were created for right-handed people, the left-handers are forced to come up with creative ways to use every day, right-handed objects. Ultimately, however, there haven’t been enough studies conducted to give us a clear answer as to whether left-handed people are definitively more creative. Now they actually think that people who are ambidextrous (able to use both hands dominantly) are the most creative because they have a better connection between both sides of the brain.