Lupita Amondi Nyong’born is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. She earned a bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College

Nyong’o began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. 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 (2009–2012).

in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary in genes.She then pursued a master’s degree in acting from they  Soon after her graduation, she had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve’s Mcqueen  historical drama 12 years of slave  (2013), for which she received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academic Award for best supporting actress.

She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Awards.

She made her Broadway  debut as a teenage orphan in the critically acclaimed play Eclipsed (2015), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for the best actress in play. Following a motion picture role as Maz Kantanta  in the , Nyong’o starred as Nakia in the Marvel Cinematic Movies  superhero film Black Panther (2018)


In addition to acting, Nyong’o supports historic preservation She is vocal about preventing sexual harassment and working for animal rights. In 2014, she was named the most beautiful people by peoples magazine



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