Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o is an actress, film and music video director of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship. After graduating from Hampshire College with a bachelor's degree in film and theatre studies, Nyong'o 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. Nyong'o later completed a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama, followed by her first feature film role in Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013). Her role in the film was widely acclaimed, earning her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other awards and nominations. In 2014, she was named "The Most Beautiful Woman" by People.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2019Star Wars: Episode IXMaz Kanata2019-12-20
2018Little MonstersMiss Caroline2018-12-31
2018Black PantherNakia2018-02-16
2017Star Wars: The Last JediMaz Kanata2017-12-15
2017August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People2017-08-26
2016Queen of KatweHarriet Mutesi2016-09-23
2016The Jungle BookRaksha (voice)2016-04-15
2016Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic JourneyHerself2016-03-14
2016Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV SpecialHerself2016-02-21
2015Star Wars: Greatest Moments2015-12-26
2015Star Wars: The Force AwakensMaz Kanata2015-12-18
2014Non-StopGwen2014-02-28
201312 Years a SlavePatsey2013-10-30
2009East RiverF2009-01-01
2008This Is My AfricaHerself2008-04-01
1970Americanah
1970Black Panther 2Nakia