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Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o
Photo: Daniel Benavides from Austin, TX / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

Birth Date

March 1, 1983

Age

38 years old

Nationality

Mexico - Kenya

Sun Sign

Pisces

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Dark Brown

Height

5 ft 5 in | 165 cm

Net Worth

$10 Million

Body Measurements

34-24-37 in | 86-61-94 cm

Weight

51 kg | 112.5 pounds

Bra Size

34A

Shoe size

8.5 US | 39 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 1, 1983, is a Kenyan-Mexican actress.

Young Lupita Nyong'o first started performing during her years at the Rusinga International School in Kenya, in school theater productions.

She made her professional acting debut in a production by the Nairobi-based repertory company Phoenix Players of "Romeo and Juliet", in role as Juliet, at the age of 14.

She made her onscreen debut in short film East River (2008) in role as F.

She got her television debut in Kenyan coming-of-age drama series Shuga (2009-2012) in role as Ayira.

Her breakthrough performance came as Patsey in biographical period drama movie 12 Years a Slave (2013).

She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Eclipsed" (2016) in role as The Girl, at John Golden Theatre, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

New Movies

The 355 (2022) action thriller in role as Khadijah, opposite Jessica Chastain and Diane Kruger

Best Movies

She perform a motion capture role as Maz Kanata in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019):

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

She won the Academy Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey in biographical period drama movie 12 Years a Slave (2013).

She won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress for her role as Adelaide Wilson / Red in horror film Us (2019).

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award and the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress and a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble for her role as Nakia in superhero film Black Panther (2018).

She was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Nakku Harriet in biographical drama film Queen of Katwe (2016).

She voiced Raksha in fantasy adventure film The Jungle Book (2016).

Non-Stop (2014) action thriller opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore

Little Monsters (2019) zombie comedy with Alexander England, Kat Stewart and Josh Gad

Featured in Beyoncé's musical film and visual album Black Is King (2020).

TV Shows

She played Ayira in Kenyan coming-of-age drama series Shuga (2009-2012) in 5 episodes.

She voiced Maz Kanata in animated web series Star Wars Forces of Destiny (2017-2018).

She narrated Discovery Channel documentary film Serengeti (2019) for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator.

Facts

Attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico‘s Learning Center for Foreigners in Taxco, Mexico.

Attended Rusinga International School in Kenya.

She received an IB Diploma (2001) from St. Mary's School in Nairobi.

Graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies.

Graduated from Yale School of Drama.

She has five siblings.

Has Luo ancestry.

She was raised in Kenya.

She wrote, produced and directed Kenyan documentary film In My Genes (2009).

She voiced Maz Kanata in video game Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016).

Supports historic preservation.

She wrote a children's book, Sulwe in 2019.

Became an ambassador for Michael Kors "Watch Hunger Stop" campaign in 2019.

Lives in New York City, New York, United States.

Relationships

She dated Somali musician K'Naan (2013-2014).

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