Lupita Nyong’o is a Actor, Director, Executive Producer and Editor Mexicaine born on 1 march 1983 at Mexico City (Mexique)
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Birth name Lupita Amondi Nyong'oNationality MexiqueBirth 1 march 1983
(36 years) at Mexico City (Mexique
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o ([luˈpiːtɑː ˈɲɔːŋɔ]; born March 1, 1983) is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was born in Mexico, but was raised in Kenya. She attended college in the United States, earning a Bachelor's degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College.
Nyong'o started in the film industry as a production assistant on several Hollywood films. In 2008, she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently returned to Kenya to star in the television series Shuga (2009). In 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes.
Nyong'o later completed a master's degree in acting in 2012, from the Yale School of Drama. She had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and received a standing ovation at the ceremony for her performance. Nyong'o is the first Mexican actress and the first Kenyan actress to win an Academy Award. In 2014, she was named "The Most Beautiful Woman" by People and "Woman of the Year" by Glamour.
Nyong'o resides in Brooklyn. She is fluent in Spanish, Luo, English, and Swahili. On February 27, 2014, at the Essence Black Women In Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills, she gave a speech on the beauty of black women and talked about the insecurities she had as a teenager. She said her views changed when she saw South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek become successful. She mentioned receiving the following letter from a girl she had inspired in turn:
"I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me."— Lupita Nyong'o quoting a letter written to her by an unidentified little girl from Africa
In 2013, her father was elected to represent Kisumu County in the Kenyan Senate. Nyong'o's mother is the managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation and her own communications company. Other family members include: Tavia Nyong'o, a scholar and professor at New York University; Dr. Omondi Nyong'o, a pediatric ophthalmologist in Palo Alto, CA; Kwame Nyong'o, one of Kenya's leading animators and leading technology expert; Isis Nyong'o, a media and technology leader who was named one of Africa's most powerful young women by Forbes magazine.