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Lupita Nyong'o

1983-03-01 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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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 theater 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.


Black Panther II Nakia 2022-05-06
355 2021-01-15
Us Adelaide Wilson / Red 2019-03-22
Little Monsters Miss Caroline 2019-10-08
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Maz Kanata 2019-12-20
Black Panther Nakia 2018-02-16
August 28: A Day in the Life of a People 2017-08-26
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Maz Kanata 2017-12-15
The Jungle Book Raksha (voice) 2016-04-15
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special Herself 2016-02-21
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Herself 2016-03-14
Queen of Katwe Nakku Harriet 2016-09-23
Star Wars: Greatest Moments 2015-12-26
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maz Kanata 2015-12-18
Non-Stop Gwen 2014-02-28
12 Years a Slave Patsey 2013-10-30
East River 2009-01-01
This Is My Africa Herself 2008-04-01
The Killer
My Africa Herself (voice)
Untitled Lupita Nyong'o/Rihanna Project
Born a Crime Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah
Miss Universe