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Lupita Nyong'o Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o
Place Of Birth
Mexico City, Mexico
40 years old
Birth Date
March 1 1983

Lupita Nyong'o Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Yale School Of Drama
Net Worth
Peter Anyang Nyong'o, Dorothy Ogada Buyu

About Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o is a famous African actress popular for performing in the historical drama called '12 Years A Slave'.

In addition, Lupita Nyong'o is famous for being the daughter of the famous Kenyan politician, Peter Anyang Nyong'o. Lupita Nyong'o has won several awards in television series and films, like Academy Award, Daytime Emmy, Screen Actors Guild Award Award, and NAACP Image Award.

Lupita completed her film and theater studies graduation from Hampshire College and started her film career as a producer assistant in Hollywood. Her acting debut was through a short film called East River. Keep reading to know more about the talented actress including her net worth.

Lupita Nyong'o Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Lupita Nyong'o's net worth?

The net worth of Lupita Nyong'o is estimated to be approximately $8.24 million.

How much does Lupita Nyong'o earn per year?

Lupita Nyong'o earns approximately $1.4 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Lupita Nyong'o?

Lupita Nyong'o is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.

How old is Lupita Nyong'o?

Lupita Nyong'o is 39 as of 2022. She was born in Mexico on March 1, 1983.

Childhood And Education

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o is a famous actress born on March 1, 1983, to her parents Peter Anyang Nyong'o and Dorothy Ogada Buyu, in Mexico City, Mexico. She has five siblings in her family and belongs to Kenyan-Mexican origin. Lupita Nyong'o completed her graduation from Hampshire College in Film and Theater Studies and earned a Master's degree in acting from the Yale School Of Drama.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Lupita Nyong'o dating?

Lupita Nyong'o is single and there is no exact information available regarding her dating life.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Lupita Nyong'o is best known for her performance in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', where she co-starred as Maz Kanata. In addition, Lupita Nyong'o is famous for her role in a superhero film called 'Black Panther.' Lupita is also famous for being the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Oscar.

In 2008, Lupita Amondi Nyong'o made her acting debut with the popular short movie ‘East River’. Thereafter, she made a decision to return to Kenya and was featured in the popular TV series ‘Shuga’ which ran from 2009-2012.

In 2009, Lupita Amondi Nyong'o wrote, directed, and produced the documentary ‘In My Genes’.

Lupita then returned to the US to complete her postgraduate education at the renowned Yale School of Drama. After completing her postgraduate education, she managed to get the role of Patsey in the famous period drama ’12 Years a Slave’ created by Steve McQueen.

She played Maz Kanata in 'Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker', Star Wars: Forces of Destiny', 'Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi' and 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' in 2019, 2017-2018, 2017 and 2015 respectively.

Her latest venture is Nakia in the 2022 Marvel film 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'. She also appeared in the TV series 'Human Resources' and the thriller film 'The 355' in 2022.

What awards has Lupita Nyong'o won?

Lupita Nyong'o has won several awards since her acting career started. Lupita won four NAACP Image Awards, one Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Daytime Emmy award. She was also nominated for one Tony Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Lupita Nyong'o is the second African actress and the first Kenyan actress to win an Oscar when she won the best-supporting actress oscar for '12 Years A Slave'.

Other Interesting Lupita Nyong'o Facts And Trivia

  • Lupita Nyong'o gained fame when she co-starred in the movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. After this, Lupita returned to public theater through her role in the play 'Eclipsed.'
  • Her role in Black Panther as Nakia was greatly appreciated as Lupita learned to speak Xhosa and took Judo, Jujitsu, Filipino Martial Arts, and Silat training for this movie. Lupita Nyong'o' won worldwide fame as an actress with her work in the famous Marvel film, 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'.
  • Lupita Nyong'o' was greatly praised for her work in the movie '12 Years a Slave'. In this movie, she portrayed the character of a slave girl Patsey who was abused by her owner and loathed by her mistress.
  • She was the executive producer of one episode of the TV mini-series 'Lady In The Lake' and 10 episodes of the 2021 TV series 'Americanah'.
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