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Place of Birth Mexico City - Mexico
Birthday 1983-03-01
Also Known As Лупита Нионго
루피타 니옹


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Lupita Nyong'o is an actress, film and music video director of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship. After graduating from Hampshire College with a bachelor's degree in film and theatre studies, Nyong'o worked as a production assistant on several Hollywood films. In 2008 she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently starred in the Kenyan television series Shuga (2009). Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary film In My Genes. Nyong'o later completed a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama, followed by her first feature film role in Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013). Her role in the film was widely acclaimed, earning her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other awards and nominations. In 2014, she was named "The Most Beautiful Woman" by People.


2019Star Wars: Episode IX as Maz Kanata
2018Little Monsters as Miss Caroline
2018Black Panther as Nakia
2017Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Maz Kanata
2017August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People
2016Queen of Katwe as Harriet Mutesi
2016Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Herself
2016The Jungle Book as Raksha (voice)
2016Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special as Herself
2015Star Wars: Greatest Moments
2015Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Maz Kanata
2014Non-Stop as Gwen
201312 Years a Slave as Patsey
2009East River as F
2008This Is My Africa as Herself
Black Panther 2 as Nakia
The Killer

Other Roles

2009In My Genes - Director
2009In My Genes - Editor
2009In My Genes - Executive Producer
Americanah - Producer

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