Lupita Nyong’o

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Born: 03/01/1983 in Mexico City, México, MX

Filmography

Actor (14)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

Maz Kanata (Actor)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Jungle Book (Disney) 2015 (Movie)

Rakcha (Voice)

2014 MTV Movie Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Going for Gold 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Non-Stop 2014 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Back Story: 12 Years A Slave 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

12 Years a Slave 2013 (Movie)

Patsey (Actor)
Other (2)

The Hadza: Last of the First 2014 (Movie)

Swahili Consultant (Consultant)

The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

Post Production Intern (Post-Production)

EDUCATION

Yale University

2012

Hampshire College

film and theater studies

Milestones

2013

First feature film - "12 Years a Slave"

2009

wrote, directed, produced documentary "In My Genes"

2008

Film debut in short "East River"

2008

starred in Kenyan TV series, "Shuga"

Bonus Trivia

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Born in Mexico as father was a visiting lecturer in political science in Mexico City

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Father elected to Kenyan Senate (reprenting represent Kisumu County)

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Cousin Isis Nyong'o named one of Africa's most powerful women (Forbes magazine)

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"I grew up watching foreign programs – American, English, Mexican, and very little Kenyan. 'The Color Purple' was the first time I saw people who looked like me," from Yahoo Movies Nov. 1/2013

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"My dad was the first person I called when I got this role and I said to him, 'Daddy do you know Brad Pitt? I'm going to be in a movie with him. And he said, 'I don't know him personally, but I'm glad you got a job.' So am I, so am I!" from Screen Actors Guild Awards acceptance speech

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