Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

Gender

Female

Known Credits

10

Lupita Nyong'o

Date of Birth: Mar 01, 1983

Birthplace: Mexico City - Mexico

 

 

Biography

Lupita Nyongo is an actress, film and music video director of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship. After graduating from Hampshire College with a bachelors degree in film and theatre studies, Nyongo 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. Nyongo later completed a masters degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama, followed by her first feature film role in Steve McQueens historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013).

Known For

Filmography

Black Panther

Black Panther

as Nakia

2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

as Maz Kanata

2017

Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

as Harriet Mutesi

2016

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

as Raksha (voice)

2016

Non-Stop

Non-Stop

as Gwen

2014

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

as Patsey

2013

East River

East River

as F

2009

This Is My Africa

This Is My Africa

as Herself

2008