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Lupita Nyong'o


Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to learn Spanish. She read film studies at Hampshire College, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 51 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Jungle Book (filming)
Raksha (voice)
 2014 Non-Stop
Gwen
 2009-2012 Shuga (TV Mini-Series)
Ayira
- Love (2012) ... Ayira
- Love (2012) ... Ayira
- Tomorrow (2009) ... Ayira
- The Morning After (2009) ... Ayira
- Friday Nights (2009) ... Ayira
 2008 East River (Short)
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Other Works:

Print commercial for "Miu Miu" fashion handbags - Model

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2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lupita Nyongo

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Having stamina. I think that's what my three years at Yale rewarded me with, a kind of stamina. And also building a kind of confidence in myself. At Yale they say, 'Hold on tightly. Let go lightly'. That's it. You hold on, and then you just let go with it and trust that when [the director] says 'Cut' and then when he says 'Action' again, it will be there. See more »

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It is a Luo tradition to name a child after the events of the day, so her parents named her Lupita. She is the second of six children. See more »

Trademark:

Short hair

Star Sign:

Pisces

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