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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 48 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Jungle Book
(2016)
The 87th Annual Academy Awards
The 87th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
(2015)
Non-Stop
Non-Stop Gwen
(2014)

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 2017 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (TV Series) (pre-production)
Maz Kanata
- Newest Recruit (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Tracker Trouble (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Untitled Jyn Erso Episode (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Untitled Ahsoka Clone Wars Episode (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Untitled Endor Episode (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
 2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Video Game)
Maz Kanata (voice)
 2016 The Jungle Book
Raksha (voice)
 2014 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Flower
- Flower (2014) ... Flower (English version, 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)
F
 2006 Roho (Short)
Laila
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Other Works:

(March 6, 2016- June 19, 2016; previews beginning February 23, 2016): Played 'The Girl' in "Eclipsed" on-Broadway (after a successful sold out run off-Broadway) at the John Golden Theatre, New York, NY. Directed by Liesl Tommy. See more »

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2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 10 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:

My mother would say to me, "You can't eat beauty. It doesn't feed you." And these words plagued and bothered me; I didn't really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant when she said you can't eat beauty was that you can't rely on how you look to sustain you. What does ... See more »

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Unveiled as the "Face of Lancôme" becoming the first black celebrity to represent the French luxury cosmetic brand. She is the fourth Academy Award-winning actress to merit this post after Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz and Kate Winslet. See more »

Trademark:

Short hair

Star Sign:

Pisces

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