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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 97 wins & 108 nominations. See more awards »

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(2013)
(2018)
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(2019)

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 2021 Americanah (TV Series) (announced)
Ifemelu
- Episode #1.10 (2021) ... Ifemelu
- Episode #1.9 (2021) ... Ifemelu
- Episode #1.8 (2021) ... Ifemelu
- Episode #1.7 (2021) ... Ifemelu
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... Ifemelu
 2022 The 355 (completed)
Khadijah
 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 (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 (English version, 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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Other Works:

Music video for Jay-Z: "MaNyfaCedGod" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 15 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Lupita Nyongo

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Buyu, Dorothy Ogada | Nyong'o, Peter Anyang'
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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 »

Trivia:

By the time Lupita auditioned for 12 Years a Slave (2013) she still hadn't found an agent. See more »

Trademark:

Short hair

Star Sign:

Pisces

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