Lupita Nyong'o



Place of birth:

Mexico City - Mexico:


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.

Film Credits

Little Monsters (2018)
as Miss Caroline
Black Panther (2018)
as Nakia
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
as Maz Kanata
August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People (2017)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
as Harriet Mutesi
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (2016)
as Herself
The Jungle Book (2016)
as Raksha (voice)
The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 (2016)
as Herself
Star Wars: Greatest Moments (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
as Maz Kanata
Non-Stop (2014)
as Gwen
12 Years a Slave (2013)
as Patsey
East River (2009)
as F
This Is My Africa (2008)
as Herself
Americanah ()

Production Credits

In My Genes (2009)
In My Genes (2009)
In My Genes (2009)
Executive Producer
Americanah ()