Lupita Nyong'o

1 Mar 1983


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.


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Filmography (10 titles)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Maz Kanata)
(movie, 2019)
···Little Monsters
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Miss Caroline)
(movie, 2018)
···Black Panther
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nakia)
(movie, 2017)
···Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Maz Kanata)
(movie, 2016)
···Queen of Katwe
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Harriet Mutesi)
(movie, 2016)
···The Jungle Book
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Raksha (voice))
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Maz Kanata)
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Gwen)
(movie, 2013)
···12 Years a Slave
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Patsey)