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Lupita Nyong'o

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.

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Mar 1, 1983 In Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Miss Universe
Latest Project:
Movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022-11-09
Known For
Poster of Desus & Mero
Poster of 2 Dope Queens
Poster of Nature Is Speaking
Movie Born a Crime Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah 2024
Movie Miss Universe 2024
Movie Untitled Lupita Nyong'o/Rihanna Project 2024
Movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Nakia 2022-11-09
Movie The 355 Khadijah Adiyeme 2022-01-05
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Movie Black Is King 2020-07-31
Series Desus & Mero Herself - Illustrious Guest 2019-02-21
Movie Us Adelaide Wilson / Red 2019-03-14
Series Serengeti Narrator 2019-07-04
Movie Little Monsters Miss Caroline 2019-08-29
Movie Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong'o Host 2019-10-23
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Maz Kanata 2019-12-18
Movie Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift Self 2019-09-06
Movie Black Panther Nakia 2018-02-13
Movie My Africa Herself (voice) 2018-04-20
Movie Jack (Part 1) Giant 2018-04-19
Series 2 Dope Queens Self 2018-02-02
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Self 2017-08-26
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Maz Kanata 2017-12-13
Series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Maz Kanata (voice) 2017-07-03
Movie Queen of Katwe Nakku Harriet 2016-09-23
Movie Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special Herself 2016-02-21
Movie The Jungle Book Raksha (voice) 2016-04-07
Movie Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Self 2016-04-16
Series Lip Sync Battle Unknown 2015-04-02
Series Nature Is Speaking Flower 2015-08-12
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maz Kanata 2015-12-15
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Herself 2015-09-08
Movie Star Wars: Greatest Moments Self 2015-12-26
Movie Non-Stop Gwen 2014-02-26
Movie 12 Years a Slave Patsey 2013-10-18
Movie East River 2009-01-01
Movie This Is My Africa Herself 2008-04-01
Series The View Herself 1997-08-11