Lupita Nyong'o


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Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu 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... See full bio »

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(2013)
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 2022 Human Resources (TV Series)
Asha
- International Creature Convention (2022) ... Asha (voice)
 2022 The 355
Khadijah Adiyeme
 2021 Who Are You, Charlie Brown? (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2021 Super Sema (TV Series)
Sema
- GPS: Goat Positioning System (2021) ... Sema (voice)
- More Power ... Sema (voice)
- The King and the Forever Forest ... Sema (voice)
- Crystals ... Sema (voice)
 2020 Black Is King
Lupita Nyong'o
 2019/II Us
Adelaide Wilson / Red
 2019 Little Monsters
Miss Caroline
 2017-2018 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (TV Series)
Maz Kanata
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 4 (2018) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Triplecross (2018) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- A Disarming Lesson (2018) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Traps and Tribulations (2018) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Perilous Pursuit (2018) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
 2018 Jack: Part One (Short)
The Giant
 2018 Black Panther
Nakia
 2017 Jay-Z: MaNyfaCedGod (Music Video short)
Woman
 2016 Queen of Katwe
Nakku Harriet
 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 (voice)
 2014 Non-Stop
Gwen
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Patsey
 2009-2012 Shuga (TV Series)
Ayira
- Love (2012) ... Ayira
- Love (2012) ... Ayira
- Tomorrow (2009) ... Ayira
- The Morning After (2009) ... Ayira
- Friday Nights (2009) ... Ayira
 2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Short)
Maz Kanata
 2008 East River (Short)
F
 2006 Roho (Short)
Laila
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2 Interviews | 15 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lupita Nyongo

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Children:

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Parents:

Buyu, Dorothy Ogada | Nyong'o, Peter Anyang'
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Lupita is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. See more »

Trademark:

Short hair

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