Lupita Nyong'o

  • 16 January 2014

Date of birth

1st January, 1970

Occupation

Actor

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.65

Lupita Nyong'o (born March 1st 1983) Lupita Nyong'o is a Mexican Kenyan movie star best known for her debut feature film '12 Years A Slave'.

Film career: Lupita Nyong'o began her career behind the camera working in production in such films as 'The Constant Gardener' and 'The Namesake'. Her first TV role was in 2009 series 'Shuga'. That year she also directed the documentary 'In My Genes'. Her breakthrough role came in Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' in 2013, for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The following year she appeared alongside Liam Neeson in the plane thriller 'Non-Stop'. That year she was also announced to star in 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens'.

Personal life: While Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico City but grew up in Kenya. Her parents are Dorothy and college professor Peter. She returned to Mexico as a teenager to learn Spanish at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México's Learning Center. She went to Rusinga International school where he first play role was in 'Oliver Twist'. She then enrolled at St. Mary's School in Nairobi before moving to the US and attending Hampshire College. She later went to Yale School of Drama.

Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) 2018 held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The big winners this year were 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'The Shape of Water' - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th February 2018

Lupita Nyong'o at the European premiere of Marvel's 'Black Panther' held at the Eventim Apollo in London. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the movie follows T'Challa's adventures after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War' - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 8th February 2018

Lupita Nyong'o at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther', held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie is the second to feature Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero, following 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 30th January 2018

Lupita Nyong'o at the Women's March in downtown Los Angeles on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. Similar marches took place around the country with various celebrities speaking out on Time's Up initiative above all else - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 20th January 2018

Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o and Daniel Kaluuya pictured at The National Board of Review Awards held at Cipriani's 42nd Street. 'The Post' took home Best Film, with stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep landing Best Actor and Best Actress - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 10th January 2018

A Marvel-lous 2018 - All The Marvel Releases Coming This Year

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 January 2018

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The Marvel Universe expands further in 2018 with an exciting new batch of movies and characters.

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for comic book movies with Marvel once again leading the charge. The Avengers will be back, as will the foul-mouthed Deadpool, but there’s also a few new characters getting their first big screen outing. To wet your appetite for the year ahead, here’s everything Marvel has in store for us in 2018.

Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther

Black Panther - February 16th

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Lupita Nyong'o On How 'Black Panther' Avoids Stereotypical Female Rivalries

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23 December 2017

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The film will be the first in the superhero genre to feature a person of colour in the lead role.

Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman in the titular role comes new Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment, 'Black Panther'. Bringing a whole new nation into the MCU - that of Wakanda - and telling the story of how T'Challa (aka Black Panther) will transition into the role of Wakanda's leader, following the death of his father.

Lupita Nyong'o takes on the role of Nakia in 'Black Panther'

As is the case in most superhero films, he'll go up against a force that wants to do everything in their power to stop him from taking his place on the Wakanda throne. He's not the only character we'll find out more about however, with a wealth of other brilliant talent finding themselves a part of the fold.

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Lupita Nyong'o Hits Out At Grazia Magazine For Digitally Editing Her Hair

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 10 November 2017

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Lupita Nyong'o appears on the November front cover of Grazia.

Actress Lupita Nyong’o has accused Grazia magazine of photoshopping her hair after she appeared in a shoot for the front cover of the publication’s November edition.

The 34 year old Queen of Katwe star said she was “disappointed” that the fashion magazine changed her hairstyle to “fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like”.

The image on the front cover seems to show Nyong’o with a tightly cropped hairstyle, but she called out the editors of the magazine because she had actually had her hair in a ponytail, which was scrubbed out digitally.

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Lupita Nyong'o Goes Undercover As Pink Power Ranger At Comic-Con

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 July 2017

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'Black Panther' star Nyong'o went completely incognito at San Diego's 2017 Comic Con.

Lupita Nyong’o underwent an ingenious transformation at Comic-Con this week, disguising herself as a pink Power Ranger so effectively that nobody realised it was her.

The 34 year old star fooled onlookers and fans alike as she went undercover at the San Diego convention this year, walking around in disguise with nobody realising who she was. Such a thing has become a minor tradition at Comic-Con, with the likes of Bryan Cranston, Maisie Williams, Daniel Radcliffe and Mark Ruffalo going incognito in previous years.

The Star Wars and Queen of Katwe actress filmed herself walking through crowds and interacting with fans within the convention centre, at one point doing a dance in the middle of the arena. People even posed for selfies with the pink Power Ranger, wearing a white mask, inside the event, oblivious they were in the presence of a Hollywood star.

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New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Breaks The Internet And Helps Smash Advance Ticket Records [Watch]

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21 October 2015

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While the new trailer has given away little secrets, fans are freaking out in anticipation for ‘The Force Awakens’.

On Monday evening the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit and the internet nearly broke, thanks to the reactions of excited fans. The new clip is our third look at the upcoming film, but this trailer is by far the most interesting for fans, even if it gives little away.

Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Newcomer Daisy Ridley is heavily featured as Rey, a scavenger who is thought to be the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia. The actress herself was just as emotional as the franchises’ legion of fans on Monday, while watching the trailer from her bed.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the intrepid Princess Leia and the lionhearted Han Solo; finally defeated Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire, alongside his redeemed assistant Darth Vader. The second Death Star was reduced to rubble, and the galaxy was free from a tyrannous evil once more. If only that were true. For there can never be good without evil, and sure enough another Dark Lord, Supreme Leader Snoke, has arisen to take the Emperor's place, with even more brutal plans for the civilians across the stars. But this time there are also new heroes, better equipped to deal with the ever looming terror thanks to an example set by the now ageing former Han, Luke and Leia. They are now preparing to help a vindicated former stormtrooper named Finn, an independent scavenger called Rey, and Poe Dameron who is a Resistance X-Wing pilot.

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The Jungle Book - First Look Trailer

Mowgli is a human boy known as a man-cub to his peers, among which are an array of jungle beasts. Left in the jungle as a baby, he was taken in by a family of wolves who raised him as their own. However, the older he grows, the more of a threat he becomes to a formidable villain named Shere Khan; a Bengal tiger with a deep fear of fire and loathing of man. Led by an impatient black panther named Bagheera, he is sent away from his jungle home to the safety of a nearby man village, though the journey becomes less straight-forward the further they stray. Mowgli befriends a fun-loving bear named Baloo, but finds Khan is not the only jungle menace as he is set upon by a gang of monkeys led by the orangutan King Louie, and hypnotised by a vicious snake named Kaa.

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Disney Are Making A New ‘Mary Poppins’ Film, Set 20 Years After The Original

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15 September 2015

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Purists may need ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ to help this news go down…

Disney are planning to make a new Mary Poppins film. The upcoming film will not be a remake of the much beloved original but will take place 20 years later when the magical nanny has a new set of children to take care of. Like the original, the film will be set in London.

Julie Andrews starred in the original Mary Poppins. Photographed here at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival in L.A. in March 2015.

Read More: Disney Announces Mulan Live Action Remake.

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Benicio Del Toro Reportedly Offered Villain Role In ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21 July 2015

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Benicio Del Toro is reportedly in talks with Disney and Lucasfilm for a role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’.

Benicio Del Toro has reportedly been offered the villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. A number of sources close to the casting process confirmed Del Toro’s possible involvement in the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday (20th July).

Benicio Del Toro at the Los Angeles premiere of Escobar: Paradise Lost in June 2015.

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Amy Schumer’s ‘Star Wars’ Themed GQ Shoot Was Not Approved By Lucasfilm

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 18 July 2015

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Amy Schumer’s shoot for GQ, in which she was photographed dressed as a ‘Star Wars’ character, was not approved by Lucasfilm.

Amy Schumer’s Star Wars themed GQ shoot was not approved by Lucasfilm. Schumer featured on the cover of GQ’s August edition in a shoot she designed herself. She was pictured in suggestive poses with robots C-3PO and R2-D2, can-can dancing with Storm troopers and partying in a bar with some beloved Star Wars characters. Some Star Wars fans took to Twitter to express their distaste and Lucasfilm was forced to reply, confirming they had nothing to do with the shoot.

Amy Schumer at the 2015 CinemaCin Big Achievements Awards, held in Las Vegas in April.

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