Biography

Lupita Nyong'o is an actress, film and music video director of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship. After graduating from Hampshire College with a bachelor's degree in film and theatre studies, Nyong'o worked as a production assistant on several Hollywood films. In 2008 she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently starred in the Kenyan television series Shuga (2009). Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary film In My Genes. Nyong'o later completed a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama, followed by her first feature film role in Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013). Her role in the film was widely acclaimed, earning her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other awards and nominations. In 2014, she was named "The Most Beautiful Woman" by People.

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Lupita Nyong'o is an actress, film and music video director of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship. After graduating from Hampshire College with a bachelor's degree in film and theatre studies, Nyong'o worked as a production assistant on several Hollywood films. In 2008 she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently starred in the Kenyan television series Shuga (2009). Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary film In My Genes. Nyong'o later completed a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama, followed by her first feature film role in Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013). Her role in the film was widely acclaimed, earning her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other awards and nominations. In 2014, she was named "The Most Beautiful Woman" by People.

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1983-03-01

Place of Birth Mexico City - Mexico

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Black Panther as Nakia
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Maz Kanata
2017 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny(1 episode) as Maz Kanata
2016 Queen of Katwe as Harriet Mutesi
2016 Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Herself
2016 The Jungle Book as Raksha (voice)
2016 The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 as Herself
2015 Star Wars: Greatest Moments
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Maz Kanata
2014 Non-Stop as Gwen
2013 12 Years a Slave as Patsey
2009 East River as F
2008 This Is My Africa as Herself
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes) as Lupita Nyong'o
1900 Americanah

Production

2009 In My GenesExecutive Producer
1900 AmericanahProducer

Directing

2009 In My GenesDirector

Editing

2009 In My GenesEditor

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