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Lupita Nyong'o


Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico, to Kenyan parents. She was raised in Kenya and educated in the USA. She is a graduate of the Yale University School of Drama's Acting program. Lupita's film debut was playing "Patsey" in acclaimed director, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave (2013). She was also the lead in MTV's award-winning drama series, Shuga (... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 40 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Jungle Book (filming)
Rakcha (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 | 7 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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Personal Quote:

I'm Mexican and Kenyan at the same time. I've seen the quarrels over my nationality, but I'm Kenyan and Mexican at the same time. So again, I am Mexican-Kenyan and I am fascinated by carne asada tacos. See more »

Trivia:

When she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Sctress for her role in 12 Years a Slave (2013) in 2014, she became the first Kenyan to win an Oscar, the first African actress to win Best Supporting Actress and the first Mexican-born actress to win an Oscar. See more »

Trademark:

Short hair

Star Sign:

Pisces

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It's official!! Lupita is in Star Wars! Ozyre Cekda
Lupita signs CAA Alishazenaida
She should play an Audrey Hepburn type role. kaisersennheiser
Hate on Haters! Ozyre Cekda
Lupita did not get the STAR WARS role. :( flemingstreet
Possible new role in Southpaw HomeinIndiana
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