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Lupita Nyong'o

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.

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Mar 1, 1983 In Mexico City, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Lady in the Lake
Latest Project:
Movie A Quiet Place: Day One 2024-03-06
Known For
Series Lady in the Lake Cleo Sherwood 2024
Movie Born a Crime Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah 2024
Movie Miss Universe 2024
Movie A Quiet Place: Day One 2024-03-06
Movie Untitled Lupita Nyong'o/Rihanna Project Unknown 2024
Movie Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Self 2023-02-08
Series Human Resources Shame Wizard Asha (voice) 2022-03-18
Movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Nakia 2022-11-09
Movie 20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda Self 2022-11-04
Movie The 355 Khadijah Adiyeme 2022-01-05
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie Who Are You, Charlie Brown? Narrator (voice) 2021-06-25
Series Super Sema Sema 2021-03-08
Series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices Unknown 2020-09-01
Movie Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self (archive footage) 2020-08-30
Movie Worlds Beyond Earth Narrator (voice) 2020-01-21
Movie Black Is King 2020-07-31
Movie One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Series Desus & Mero Self - Illustrious Guest 2019-02-21
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Maz Kanata 2019-12-18
Movie Us Adelaide Wilson / Red 2019-03-14
Movie Little Monsters Miss Caroline 2019-08-29
Movie Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift Self 2019-09-06
Movie Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong'o Host 2019-10-23
Series Serengeti Narrator 2019-07-04
Movie My Africa Herself (voice) 2018-01-01
Movie Jack (Part 1) Giant 2018-04-19
Movie Black Panther Nakia 2018-02-13
Series 2 Dope Queens Self 2018-02-02
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Maz Kanata 2017-12-13
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Self 2017-08-26
Series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Maz Kanata (voice) 2017-07-03
Movie Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Self 2016-04-16
Movie The Jungle Book Raksha (voice) 2016-04-07
Movie Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special Herself 2016-02-21
Movie Queen of Katwe Nakku Harriet 2016-09-23
Series Lip Sync Battle Self 2015-04-02
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maz Kanata 2015-12-15
Movie Star Wars: Greatest Moments Self 2015-12-26
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self 2015-09-08
Series Nature Is Speaking Flower 2015-08-12
Movie Non-Stop Gwen 2014-02-26
Movie 12 Years a Slave Patsey 2013-10-18
Series Finding Your Roots Self 2012-03-24
Movie East River 2009-01-01
Movie This Is My Africa Herself 2008-04-01
Series The View Self 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show Self 1996-07-22
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Self - Guest 1988-09-05
Series Sesame Street Herself 1969-11-10
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-18