Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

  • Birthday: 1983-03-01
  • Place of birth: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Also know as: Лупита Нионго

Biography

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o (born 1 March 1983) is a Kenyan-Mexican actress and author. She began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. In 2008, she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently returned to Kenya to star in the television series Shuga (2009–2012). In 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes. She then pursued a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama. She had her first feature film role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which she received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award. She made her Broadway debut as a teenage orphan in the play Eclipsed (2015), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She went on to perform a motion capture role as Maz Kanata in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019) and a lead voice role as Raksha in The Jungle Book (2016). Her career progressed with her role as Nakia in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Black Panther (2018) and her starring role in Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed horror film Us (2019). In addition to acting, she supports historic preservation. She is vocal about preventing sexual harassment and working for women's and animal rights. In 2014, she was named the most beautiful woman by People. She has also written a children's book named Sulwe (2019), which became a number-one New York Times Best-Seller. Also in 2019, she narrated the Discovery Channel docu-series Serengeti, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Narrator. She was named among Africa's "50 Most Powerful Women" by Forbes in 2020. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Lupita Nyong'o, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Little Monsters

2019

As Miss Caroline

My Africa

2018

As Herself (voice)

Born a Crime

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As Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah

Us

2019

As Adelaide Wilson / Red

Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

2021

As Narrator (voice)

Worlds Beyond Earth

2020

As Narrator (voice)

Jack (Part 1)

2018

As Giant

East River

2009

As

The 355

2022

As Khadijah Adiyeme

12 Years a Slave

2013

As Patsey

Queen of Katwe

2016

As Nakku Harriet

This Is My Africa

2008

As Herself

Black Panther

2018

As Nakia

Non-Stop

2014

As Gwen

The Jungle Book

2016

As Raksha (voice)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015

As Maz Kanata

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2017

As Maz Kanata

Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Production

In My Genes

2009

As Director

In My Genes

2009

As Editor

In My Genes

2009

As Executive Producer

Born a Crime

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As Producer

Miss Universe

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As Producer

Sulwe

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As Producer

In My Genes

2009

As Publicist

In My Genes

2009

As Sound Editor

Sulwe

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As Book

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