Lupita Nyong'o

Nyong'o in 2019 '''Lupita Amondi Nyong'o''' ( , , ; born 1 March 1983) is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award with nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe Award.

The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, she was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching, and was raised in Kenya from the age of three. She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor's degree in film and theatre studies from Hampshire College. She later 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). She then pursued a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama. Soon after her graduation, she had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen's biopic ''12 Years a Slave'' (2013), for which she received critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Nyong'o 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 voice role as Raksha in ''The Jungle Book'' (2016). Nyong'o's career progressed with her role as Nakia in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films ''Black Panther'' (2018) and its sequel (2022) and her starring role in Jordan Peele's horror film ''Us'' (2019).

Aside from acting, Nyong'o supports historic preservation. She is vocal about preventing sexual harassment, working for women's and animal rights. In 2014, she was named the most beautiful woman by ''People''. In 2019, Nyong'o wrote a children's book named ''Sulwe'', which became a number-one ''New York Times'' Best-Seller. She also received nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for narrating two episodes of the docu-series ''Serengeti''. In 2020, Nyong'o was named one of Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women by ''Forbes''. Provided by Wikipedia
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