Lupita Nyong’o Biography
Lupita Amondi Nyong’o(Lupita Nyong’o) is a Kenyan Mexican actress who is also the recipient of numerous accolades, including nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, and an Academy Award. Besides that, she also supports historic preservation and she is aa well about preventing sexual harassment and also working for women’s and animal rights.
Lupita Nyong’o Age
She was born in the year 1983 on the 1st of march in Mexico City, Mexico. Therefore she is currently at the age of 40 and she celebrates her birthday every 1 st March.
Lupita Nyong’o Height
Nyong’o stands at an average body measurement height that is estimated to be 5ft and 5 inches which is the same as 1.65 meters tall.
Lupita Nyong’o Weight
She also has a moderate body measurement weight that is approximately 54 kilograms.
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Lupita was born in Mexico City in Mexico to loving parents. She is the daughter of a Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, who is a college professor. Her mother is called Dorothy Ogada Buyu who is the managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation and her own communications company.
However, Nyong’o holds dual citizenship which is Kenyan Mexican. In addition, she is of Luo descent on both sides of her family. They are six children in her family.
Furthermore, when Lupita was born in Mexico her father was teaching in Mexico, however, she came back to Kenya and start living at the age of three. Her father was also once appointed as a professor at the University of Nairobi just after they came back to Kenya.
Lupita Nyong’o Education
Nyong’o began her school at St Mary’s School in Nairobi, where she did receive IB Diploma in 2001. After that, she went on to join Hampshire College in the United States, where she did graduate with a degree in film and theatre studies.
Lupita started her career working as part of the production crew for several films, including Mira Nair’s The Namesake in 2006, Fernando Meirelles’s The Constant Gardener in 2005, and Salvatore Stabile’s Where God Left His Shoes in 2007.
She was inspired acting career by Ralph Fiennes, the British star of The Constant Gardener, and made her pursue a professional acting career.
After that, in 2008, the short film East River, which was directed by Marc Grey, cast Lupita Nyongo in a starring role which they shot in Brooklyn. Then when she came back to Kenya that same year Lupita did appear in the Kenyan television series MTV Base Africa/UNICEF drama about HIV/AIDS prevention, and Shuga.
In 2015, Nyong’o did return to the stage with a starring role as an unnamed girl in the play Eclipsed, which was written by Danai Gurira. However, the play did take place during the chaos of the Second Liberian Civil War. So the film Public Theater became the fastest-selling new production in recent history and won Nyong’o an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance.
Then in 2016, Amondi co-starred in a live-action/CGI adaptation of its 1967 animated original, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book in 2006, and voiced Raksha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli. Nyong’o did reprise her acting role as Maz Kanata in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jediin 2007 as well as in the animated series Star Wars Forces of Destiny.
Also in 2019, Lupita did narrate the Discovery Channel documentary series Serengeti, about wildlife in the Serengeti ecosystem. Therefore she did speak about the lack of African women narrating nature documentaries and also how the Serengeti team did encourage her to use her native Kenyan accent in the series.
In addition to that Nyong’o also guest-starred in Netflix’s adult-animated sitcom, Human Resources which was produced in 2022 as Asha, a Shame Wizard who became Lionel’s interest. Then after that Lupita did reprise the role of Nakia in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel to the original Black Panther film, which was released in November 2022.
Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth
Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan Mexican actress and music video director whose net worth is approximately $10 million dollars.
Lupita did announce her relationship with Selema Masekela who is a Tv Host in December 2022. However, at the moment is know whether they are couples but we will update you soon.
Lupita Nyong’o Children
According to our research, Lupita has never given birth therefore she doesn’t have children.
- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
- Limited Performance in a Children’s Program
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Perform
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
- Obie Award for Performance
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Lupita Nyong’o Movies
- Black Panther
- The 355
- Queen of Katwe
- The Jungle Book
- A Quiet Place
- August 28th 2017