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2019
Little Monsters

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2019
Black Panther

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2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

as Maz Kanata

2017
The Jungle Book

as Raksha (voice)

2016
Queen of Katwe

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2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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2015
Non-Stop

as Gwen

2014
12 Years a Slave

as Patsey

2013
Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o

Birthday

1983-03-01

Place of Birth

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Biography

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 theater 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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