Biography

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o (born March 1, 1983) 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.

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o (born March 1, 1983) 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

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1983-03-01

Place of Birth Mexico City - Mexico

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Лупита Нионго
  • 루피타 니옹

Acting TV ShowsMovies

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Black Panther 2 as Nakia
Americanah
Born a Crime as Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah
Untitled Lupita Nyong'o/Rihanna Project
My Africa as Herself (voice)
The Killer
2019 Star Wars: Episode IX as Maz Kanata
2019 Us
2019 Americanah(1 episode) as Ifemelu
2018 Little Monsters as Miss Caroline
2018 Black Panther as Nakia
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Maz Kanata
2017 August 28: A Day in the Life of a People
2017 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny(18 episodes) as Maz Kanata
2016 Queen of Katwe as Nakku Harriet
2016 Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Herself
2016 The Jungle Book as Raksha (voice)
2016 Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special as Herself
2015 Star Wars: Greatest Moments
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Maz Kanata
2015 Lip Sync Battle(1 episode)
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

Production

Born a CrimeProducer
AmericanahProducer
2009 In My GenesExecutive Producer

Directing

2009 In My GenesDirector

Editing

2009 In My GenesEditor

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