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Lupita Nyong’o Biography, Age, Boyfriend, Movies, Awards, & Net Worth

Lupita Nyong’o is a Mexican-Kenyan actress who was born in Mexico. Lupita was born in the Mexico City, while her dad was a teacher there. Later she moved to Kenya when she was one and raised there. She is the child of a Kenyan lawmaker Peter Nyong’o. She has won several awards such as an Academy Award, NAACP Image Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. She’s also been nominated for Tony Award and Primetime Emmy Award.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o Bio/Wiki

Birth NameLupita Amondi Nyong'o
Nick NameLupita
Age38 years (as in 2022)
ReligionChristian
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignPisces
Birth PlaceMexico City, Mexico
Date of Birth1st March, 1983
NationalityKenyan - Mexican
ResidenceKisumu, Kenya
Brooklyn, New York
Home TownNairobi, Kenya
HobbiesPole Dancing
Filmmaking
Learning Language
Music

Family

Mother's NameDorothy Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o with her mother

Lupita Nyong'o with her mother

Father's NamePeter Anyang Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o with her father

Lupita Nyong'o with her father

BrotherPeter Nyong'o Jr.

Lupita Nyong'o with brother

Lupita Nyong'o with brother

SisterZawadi Nyong’o
Esperanza Nyong’o Masesa
Fiona Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o with her sisters

Lupita Nyong'o with her sisters

Boyfriends/Affairs

Affairs/BoyfriendsK'Naan
Michael Fassbender
Jared Leto
Michael B. Jordan

Lupita Nyong'o with her ex-boyfriend K'naan

Lupita Nyong'o with her ex-boyfriend K'naan



Lupita Nyong'o with her rumoured boyfriend Michael Fassbender

Lupita Nyong'o with her rumoured boyfriend Michael Fassbender



Lupita Nyong'o with her rumoured boyfriend Michael B. Jordan

Lupita Nyong'o with her rumoured boyfriend Michael B. Jordan



Lupita Nyong'o with her rumoured boyfriend Jared Leto

Lupita Nyong'o with her rumoured boyfriend Jared Leto

Marital Status, Husband and Children

Husband/SpouseNone
Marriage DateNone
ChildrenNone

Education

SchoolRusinga International School
St. Mary's School
National Autonomous University
College/UniversityHampshire College
Yale School of Drama
Educational QualificationBachelor's degree in film and theatre
Master's degree in acting
ProfessionActor
Director
Brands EndorsedLancôme
Tiffany's and Co.
Calvin Klein
WildAid
Miu Miu
Career ManagerNot available

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in Centimeter - 165 cm
in Meters - 1.65 m
in Feet and Inches - 5' 5"
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms - 51 kg
in Pounds - 112lbs

Figure Measurements

Breast Size34 inches
Hips Size37 inches
Waist Size24 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityAfrican
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress Size6 (US)
Shoe Size9 (US)

Favourite Things

Favourite Food Japanese Cuisine
Favourite ActorLeonardo DiCaprio
Favourite BookAmericanah
Favourite TV ShowGame of Thrones
Favourite MuseumBrooklyn Museum
Favourite Tourist DestinationThailand
Favourite FoundationLancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation
Favourite Fashion DecadeThe 50'
Favourite FragranceLavender
Favourite Midnight SnackGluten free short bread cookies
Pineapple juice
Favourite Mobile AppCalm
Spirit AnimalMeerkat

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Early Life

Lupita Nyong’o was born in the Mexico City on 1 March 1983, to Kenyan mom and dad Dorothy Ogada Buyu & college lecturer Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o. Due to various political persecution and upheaval, the family fled Kenya for a while in 1980.

Nyong’o considers as Kenyan-Mexican and possesses both Kenyan & Mexican nationality. She is the second child out of six children. She is from Luo origin on the both branches of her families.  She was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, in an artist family, and defines her background as middle-class and suburban.

She was a student at the Rusinga International School in Kenya, where she performed in school plays. Lupita  started her professional career acting debut as Juliet for Romeo and Juliet when she was 14 years old. Nyong’o attributes her interest to continue a professional career as an actor to Whoopi Goldberg & Oprah Winfrey’s appearances in The Color Purple.

Lupita Nyong’o family let her go to Mexico to study Spanish while she was 16 years old. Nyong’o stayed in Taxco, Guerrero, for over seven months and attended studies at the Learning Centre for Foreigners at the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s. Nyong’o went on to St. Mary’s School in the capital city of Nairobi, whereupon she graduated with an IB Diploma around 2001.

She proceeded to college in the United States and earned a degree in cinema and theatrical studies at Hampshire College. Lupita took up various productions and filmmaking projects from 2005-2009, before attending the Yale School of Drama. After graduating from Yale, she got a breakthrough that earned her an Oscar.

Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth

Lupita Nyong’o has an estimated net worth of around $10 million dollars.

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)$10 million
Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)$10 million
Annual SalaryNot Available
Income SourceActor

Lupita Nyong’o Awards List

YearAwardCategoryWon/Nominated
2013Hollywood Film AwardsNew Hollywood AwardWon
2013African-American Film Critics AssociationBest Breakout PerformanceWon
2013Golden Globe AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Motion PictureNominated
2014Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
2014British Academy Film AwardsBAFTA Rising Star AwardNominated
2014British Academy Film AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
2014Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleWon
2014Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleWon
2014Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2014NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Won
2014BET AwardsBest ActressWon
2014Black Reel AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceWon
2014Black Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressWon
2014Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
2014Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest Acting EnsembleNominated
2014MTV Africa Music AwardsPersonality of the YearWon
2014Screen Nation Film and Television AwardsFavourite Female African Rising Screen TalentWon
2016Tony AwardsBest Lead Actress in a PlayNominated
2017NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureNominated
2017Black Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressNominated
2017Black Reel AwardsOutstanding Voice PerformanceNominated
2018BET AwardsBest ActressNominated
2019NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureNominated
2019Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureWon
2019People's Choice AwardsDrama Movie Star of the YearNominated
2019Black Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressNominated
2019People's Choice AwardsFemale Movie Star of the YearNominated
2019NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureWon
2019Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest Acting EnsembleNominated
2019African-American Film Critics AssociationBest ActressWon
2020Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
2020Emmy AwardsOutstanding NarratorNominated
2020NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Literary Work – ChildrenWon
2020NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureWon
2020NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2020NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceNominated
2020BET AwardsHer AwardNominated
2020Black Reel AwardsOutstanding ActressWon
2020Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest ActressNominated
2021Emmy AwardsOutstanding Limited Performance in a Children’s ProgramWon

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Career

  • Lupita Nyong’o began her professional career in the film and entertainment industries as a part of the production team for films such as The Constant Gardener, The Namesake, and Where God Left His Shoes, between 2005-2007. Participating on these movies encouraged Nyong’o to move ahead on her own ventures.
  • She featured in the short film East River in 2008. She relocated to Kenya the next year, when she starred in the tv show Shuga.  Subsequently, in 2009, Lupita wrote, directed, as well as produced In My Genes, a documentary film about Kenya’s albino inhabitants. The Five Colleges Film Festival awarded it with a first prize.
  • She also filmed the video clip for Wahu’s single The Little Things You Do in 2009, which was shortlisted for Best Video Award at the MTV  2009 Africa Music Awards. Nyong’o eventually decided to take a master’s in acting at Yale School of Drama.
  • Lupita Nyong’o got chosen as Patsey in the movie 12 Years a Slave in 2013 just after finishing at Yale, and she almost instantly got the breakthrough role that catapulted her into Hollywood stardom.
  • She was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globe Award. And eventually won the Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Award, becoming her just the sixth black female actor to accomplish it in history. Also, she is the first Kenyan female actor to receive an Academy Award.
  • Nyong’o next roles were as a supporting part in the 2014 film Non-Stop, followed by a co-starring character as space pirate named Maz Kanata in 2015 Star Wars The Force Awakens.
  • Nyong’o made a comeback to theatre on the stage in 2015, when she performed in Danai Gurira’s drama Eclipsed.
  • Nyong’o made her movie comeback in 2016 with the live-action & CGI feature The Jungle Book, in which she voiced Raksha wolf. Afterwards, in 2016, she acted  in the Mira Nair flim Queen of Katwe.  I n 2016, she acted in another Mira Nair movie Queen of Katwe.
  • Lupita Nyong’o got selected as Nakia in the Marvel superhero picture Black Panther in 2018, joining a long line of A-level actors who have played roles in Marvel Cinematic Universe. She not only learned Xhosa to prep for the part, but she also attended judo, silat, jujitsu, and Filipino martial arts training. Nyong’o received the nomination for Best Actress at Saturn Award for her portrayal in the movie, which was a major hit.
  • She then starred in Little Monsters, Us, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. In addition, she narrated the special Discovery Channel documentary Serengeti in 2019.
  • Lupita was featured in Beyoncé’s musical movie Black Is King, that originally aired on Disney+ in 2020. In 2021, Nyong’o teamed with Kukua, a Kenya-based media & tech business, to assist YouTube Originals STEM-themed Super Sema.
  • Nyong’o featured opposite Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, and Penélope Cruz,  in Simon Kinberg spy thriller The 355 in 2022.

Lupita Nyong’o Movies List

Movies List

East River (documentary film)2008
2 Years a Slave2013
Non-Stop2014
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015
The Jungle Book
Queen of Katwe

2016
Star Wars: The Last Jedi2017
Black Panther

2018
Little Monsters
Us
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

2019
The 355
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

2022

Facts

  • Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, her father, is a high-ranking Kenyan politician.
  • Nyong’o’s mom is the managing director of Africa Cancer Foundation, as well as the owner of her communications firm.
  • Lupita Nyong’o mother is from Mexico, but she raised in Kenya.
  • Lupita debut big-screen role earned her an Academy Award nomination.
  • She can communicate in a variety of languages.
  • While pursuing her master’s degree, she landed her first film part in 12 Years a Slave.
  • When she was in college, she employed as a production assistant.
  • Nyong’o directed her first film in 2009.
  • Nyong’o has written a children’s book regarding coming to terms with her midnight skin.

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FAQs

Is Lupita Nyong o Mexican?

Yes, Lupita is Mexican-Kenyan.

What is Lupita’s net worth?

$10 million.

How many languages does Lupita Nyong o speak?

Kenyan actress Lupita can speak English, Spanish, Swahili and Duoluo.

Who was the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Oscar?

Lupita Nyong’o.

Why did Lupita move to Mexico?

Lupita was born in Mexico while her father was a teacher there as a professor. She later moved to Mexico for some months to learn Spanish.

Is Lupita Nyong o a US citizen?

No.

What happened to Lupita?

Lupita was tested Covid positive, so she couldn’t attend The 355 promotions.

How old is Lupita?

38 years old.

Why did Lupita win an Oscar?

Lupita won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 12 Years a Slave.

Does Lupita Nyong O have siblings?

Yes, Lupita has three sisters and a brother.

What religion is Lupita Nyong O?

Christian.

What does Lupita mean in Spanish?

Lupita means From The River Of The Wolf in Spanish.

How tall is Lupita Nyong O?

Lupita is 1.65 m or 5 feet 5 inches tall.