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Lupita Nyong'o

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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Born:
Mar 1, 1983 In Mexico City - Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
13
First Appeared:
In the movie This Is My Africa 2008-04-01
Latest Project:
movie Black Panther 2018-02-12
Known For
Poster of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Poster of The Jungle Book
Poster of 12 Years a Slave
Poster of East River
Filmography
Movie Black Panther Nakia 2018-02-12
Series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Maz Kanata 2017-07-03
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Maz Kanata 2017-12-13
Movie The Jungle Book Raksha (voice) 2016-04-07
Movie The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 Herself 2016-02-21
Movie Queen of Katwe Harriet Mutesi 2016-09-23
Movie Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Herself 2016-04-16
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maz Kanata 2015-12-15
Movie Star Wars: Greatest Moments 2015-12-26
Movie Non-Stop Gwen 2014-01-26
Movie 12 Years a Slave Patsey 2013-10-18
Movie East River F 2009-01-01
Movie This Is My Africa Herself 2008-04-01