March 1, 1983
40 years old
Mexico - Kenya
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
34-24-37 in | 86.5-61-94 cm
51 kg | 112.5 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 1, 1983, is a Kenyan-Mexican actress.
Young Lupita Nyong'o first started performing in school theater productions.
She made her professional acting debut in a production by the Nairobi-based repertory company Phoenix Players of "Romeo and Juliet", in role as Juliet, at the age of 14.
She made her onscreen debut in short film East River (2008) in role as F.
She got her television debut in Kenyan coming of age drama series Shuga (2009-2012) in role as Ayira.
Lupita's breakthrough performance came as Patsey in biographical period drama movie 12 Years a Slave (2013).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Eclipsed" (2016) in role as The Girl, at John Golden Theatre, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
How tall is Lupita Nyong'o and what is her weight? Lupita Nyong'o's height is 5' 5" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 165 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight is 112.5 іn pоunds or 51 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Lupita Nyong'o is 40 years old.
Lupita Nyong'o net worth is around 10 million dollars.
Lupita Nyong'o body measurements are bust-waist-hip 34-24-37 in inches or 86.5-61-94 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size is 34A with cup size A.
She voiced and performed motion-capture of Maz Kanata in Star Wars films:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), for which was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Virtual Performance
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress also was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her role as Patsey in biographical period drama movie 12 Years a Slave (2013).
She won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her role as Adelaide Wilson / Red in horror film Us (2019).
She played Nakia in superhero films:
Black Panther (2018), for which was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Sci-Fi / Fantasy and the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
She was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Nakku Harriet in biographical drama film Queen of Katwe (2016).
She was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Voice Performance for her voice role as Raksha in fantasy adventure film The Jungle Book (2016).
Non-Stop (2014) action thriller as Gwen Lloyd
Little Monsters (2019) zombie comedy as Miss Audrey Caroline
Featured in Beyoncé's musical film and visual album Black Is King (2020).
The 355 (2022) action spy thriller as Khadijah Adiyeme
She played Ayira in Kenyan coming of age drama series Shuga (2009-2012) in 5 episodes.
She voiced Maz Kanata in Disney Channel animated series Star Wars Forces of Destiny (2017-2018).
She narrated Discovery Channel documentary film Serengeti (2019), for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator.
Attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico‘s Learning Center for Foreigners in Taxco, Mexico.
Attended Rusinga International School in Kenya.
She received an IB Diploma (2001) from St. Mary's School in Nairobi.
Graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies.
Graduated from Yale School of Drama.
She has five siblings.
Has Luo ancestry.
She was raised in Kenya.
She wrote, produced and directed Kenyan documentary film In My Genes (2009).
She voiced Maz Kanata in video game Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016).
Supports historic preservation.
She wrote a children's book, Sulwe in 2019.
Became an ambassador for Michael Kors "Watch Hunger Stop" campaign in 2019.
Lives in New York City, New York, United States.
She dated Somali musician K'Naan (2013-2014) and sports reporter Selema Masekela (2022-2023).