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Lupita Nyong'o


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

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Jungle Book
(2016)
Non-Stop
Non-Stop Gwen
(2014)
12 Years a Slave
(2013)

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 2017 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (TV Series)
Maz Kanata
- Untitled Endor Episode (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Newest Recruit (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Tracker Trouble (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- Bounty of Trouble (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
- The Stranger (2017) ... Maz Kanata (voice)
 2017 Jay-Z: MaNyfaCedGod (Video short)
 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
 2009-2012 Shuga (TV Mini-Series)
Ayira
- Love (2012) ... Ayira
- Love (2012) ... Ayira
- Tomorrow (2009) ... Ayira
- The Morning After (2009) ... Ayira
- Friday Nights (2009) ... Ayira
 2008 East River (Short)
F
 2006 Roho (Short)
Laila
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Other Works:

(March 6, 2016- June 19, 2016; previews beginning February 23, 2016): Played 'The Girl' in "Eclipsed" on-Broadway (after a successful sold out run off-Broadway) at the John Golden Theatre, New York, NY. Directed by Liesl Tommy. See more »

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2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lupita Nyongo

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on retaining overnight the elaborate scarring makeup on her back, incurred in the brutal whipping scene with the sadistic plantation owner] They were haunting. I could only sleep on my belly. I was just so aware of them the whole night. I remember fretting and weeping, and then it occurred to me that my discomfort was temporary, and the woman who I was playing, her discomfort was permanent. It ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Short hair

Star Sign:

Pisces

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