Lupita Nyong’O is a Kenyan-Mexican actress who became globally popular for her role in the ‘Black Panther’ (2018) movie.
Lupita Nyong’O began her career as a production assistant in Hollywood before making her acting debut in a short film in 2008. Lupita Nyong’o finally beginning her acting career with a lead role in a popular Kenyan TV show in 2009. Lupita Nyong’O is not only a talented actress but she is also a skilled screenwriter, producer and director too.
Despite a relatively short acting career Lupita Nyong’O has become the first Kenyan and Mexican to win an Oscar.
About Lupita Nyong’O
|Real Name||Lupita Amondi Nyong'o|
|Date of Birth||1st March 1983|
|Place of Birth||Mexico City (Mexico)|
|Education||Master's Degree in Acting from Yale School of Drama (Connecticut, US)|
|Height||5 ft 5"|
(165 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Father||Peter Anyang' Nyong'o|
(ex-Kenyan Politician/College Professor)
|Mother||Dorothy Ogada Buyu|
(Managing Director of Africa Cancer Foundation/Entrepreneur)
|Profession||Actress/Film Producer/Movie Director|
|Net Worth||INR 57,00,00,000|
(USD 8 Million)
|Famous for||12 Years a Slave (2013), Non-Stop (2014), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), The Jungle Book, Queen of Katwe (2016), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Black Panther (2018)|
|First Movie||12 Years a Slave (2013)|
|Favorite Actor||Ralph Fiennes|
|Hobbies||Loves traveling and acting|
Lupita Nyong’o is a highly talented Kenyan-Mexican actress who is the first to become an Academy Award winner. Lupita Nyong’o is most recognized for her trademark short hair and bright, big smile. Lupita Nyong’o has played versatile characters in movies brilliantly and won several awards as well as numerous award nominations till date.
Lupita Nyong’o’s age is around 37, as Lupita Nyong’o was born on the 1st of March, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico. Lupita Nyong’o’s height is around 5 ft 5 inches (165 cm) while Lupita Nyong’o’s weight is around 50 kg (110 lbs). Lupita Nyong’o’s hobbies include traveling in her free time while Lupita Nyong’o’s passion is acting.
Lupita Nyong’o’s father is Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a former Kenyan senator and ex Minister for Medical Services who is also a college professor. Lupita Nyong’o’s mother is Dorothy Ogada Buyu, who is the Managing Director of Africa Cancer Foundation and an entrepreneur who owns a telecommunications company in Kenya. Lupita Nyong’o is the 3rd out of 6 children to her parents. However, we do not have details about Lupita Nyong’o’s brothers and sisters. Lupita Nyong’o’s relationship status is single and Lupita Nyong’o does not have a boyfriend.
Lupita Nyong’o’s commercial success as an actress has been significant. Lupita Nyong’o’s net worth is estimated around INR 57 crores (USD 8 Million).
Lupita Nyong’o’s impressive acting skills have earned her several prestigious acting awards and honored her with numerous award nominations too.
The list of Lupita Nyong’o’s award-wins include winning the:
- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her impressive acting in ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
- BET (Black Entertainment Television) Award for Best Actress for her role in ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
- 2 Black Reel Awards – Best Breakthrough Performance Award and Outstanding Supporting Actress Award for ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
- Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
- Hollywood Film Awards’ New Hollywood Award for her role in ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
- Independent Spirit Awards’ Best Supporting Female Award for ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
- MTV Africa Music Awards’ 2014 Personality of the Year Award
- NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for ‘Black Panther’ (2018)
- Screen National Film and Television Awards’ Favorite Female African Rising Screen Talent Award for ’12 Years a Slave’ (2014)
Apart from winning these prestigious acting awards, Lupita Nyong’o has also won over 20 critics choice awards as well. Besides winning these numerous awards Lupita Nyong’o has also had over 50 award nominations to her credit as well.
Interesting Facts About Lupita Nyong’o
- Lupita Nyong’o holds the record for becoming not only the first Kenyan but also the first Mexican actress to win an Oscar award.
- Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico but later shifted to Kenya when she was a year old with her family.
- Lupita Nyong’o is fluent in not only English, but can also speak Luo, Swahili and Spanish excellently.
- Lupita Nyong’o has been termed as one of the most beautiful women in the world several times by different popular publications.
- Lupita Nyong’o’s role in ’12 Years a Slave’ is considered one of the most brilliant examples of acting in Hollywood film industry.