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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.



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


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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 ToroBenicio 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


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

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68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - Opening Ceremony

Lupita Nyong'o - A host of movie stars were snapped on the red carpet as they attended the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony in Cannes, France - Wednesday 13th May 2015

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Director Josh Trank Leaves 'Star Wars' Spin-off, Citing Personal Reasons


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Director Josh Trank has announced his departure from a standalone Star Wars project. The Chronicle director was supposed to direct a spin-off film, similar to Star Wars: Rogue One which is currently being developed by Gareth Edwards. Trank, who has also directed the upcoming Fantastic Four remake, announced he was leaving the Star Wars project on Friday (1st May) via the film franchise's website. 

Star WarsThe upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is due to be released in December.

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Sandra Bullock Named People's Most Beautiful Woman For 2015


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People has named Sandra Bullock the world’s most beautiful woman for 2015, the magazine announced on NBC's 'Today' show. Gracing the magazine's May cover, the 50 year old actress said she thought “that's ridiculous” upon hearing of the honour, adding that she’d so far told no one.

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"Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it's just so hard not to say, 'Oh, I need to look like that,' " Bullock explained to the mag. ”No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they're in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren't trying."

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer


30 years ago, the Rebel Alliance struck their killing blow against the Galactic Empire. The Emperor has been defeated, and his right hand man, Darth Vader, is dead. The second Death Star has been destroyed, and celebration reigned across the galaxy. But it was not the victory we once thought it was. With Imperial soldiers scattered across the galaxy, the Storm Troopers have rallied behind a new leader, a new Dark Lord of the Sith. But old heroes will rise once again, and come out of retirement, to once again wage war across the stars. The Force has awakened once more. 

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Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars Dress Potentially Recovered After Anonymous Tip Off


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Lupita Nyong'o's stolen dress may have been found. The dress, worn by the 12 Years A Slave actress to The Oscars on Sunday (22nd February), was reportedly stolen a few days after the ceremony. The pearl embroidered dress, designed by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, is worth an estimated $150,000. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department released a statement earlier today (28th February) stating a dress resembling Nyong'o's had been uncovered in a bathroom at the same hotel.

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Lupita Nyong'o with J.K. Simmons at the 87th Annual Oscars ceremony.

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Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars Dress Returned To Hotel Room Where It Disappeared


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After a week of mystery and intrigue, the dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o to The Oscars has been found – in the hotel room where it was first reported stolen.

The pearl-covered gown, reported to be an eye-watering $150,000, was taken from a hotel room at the London West Hollywood on Wednesday. However, a man believed to be the thief returned it to the same place and tipped off TMZ where it could be found and, weirdly, why he had given it back.

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Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars dress [pictured] was returned on Friday

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Lupita Nyong'o's REALLY EXPENSIVE Oscars Dress Is Still Missing


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About Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar gown - the thing is beautiful, expensive and unfortunately, still missing. The dress went missing on Wednesday, post-Oscars ceremony, when the fashion-forward actress had left it in her hotel room. 

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The dress was spectacular, just like anything else Nyong'o wears.

The dress featured a cascade of 6,000 natural pearls and - in its intact state - cost over $150,000 - easily the most expensive piece at the ceremony. It was a white Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein and is apparently un-re-sellable, due to its infamy. However, some reports claim quite the opposite - that in fact, the pearls could be extremely valuable on their own. According to the NY Times' Page Six, earl experts estimated the individual pearls could be worth anywhere from $1 million to $10 million. 

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Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Calvin Klein Oscar Dress Stolen From Hotel Room


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The glamorous gown Lupita Nyong'o wore to Sunday evening's (Feb 22nd) Academy Awards, which she loaned out from Calvin Klein, was reportedly stolen from the Oscar-winner's hotel room only days after the ceremony took place.

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Nyong'o's Calvin Klein whit epearl gown was stolen from her hotel suite

According to TMZ, the gown, made from 6,000 white pearls and is worth more than $150,000, was stolen out of her hotel suite at the London West Hollywood on Tuesday (Feb 24th), between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., when Nyongo wasn't in her room.

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87th Annual Oscars Red Press Room

Lupita Nyong'o - The 87th Annual Oscars held at Dolby Theatre - Press Room at Dolby Theatre, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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J.K. Simmons and Lupita Nyong'o

87th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room

Lupita Nyong'o and J.K. Simmons - Shots of a variety of stars in the press room at Hollywood's biggest night, the 87th Annual Academy Awards which were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015

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Lupita Nyong'O and J.K. Simmons

The 87th Annual Oscars - Red Carpet Arrivals

Lupita Nyong'o - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201

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Lupita Nyong'o Recalls Being Forbidden From Wearing Makeup In Her Teenage Years


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Even though Lupita Nyong'o, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at last year's Academy-Awards, was No.1 on People Magazine's 2014 Most Beautiful list, the concept of beauty was not to be entertained during her youth.

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Nyong'o was bannded from wearing makeup in her youth

The 31-year-old actress, who is an ambassador of French beauty brand Lancôme, recently recalled to Lucky magazine's March 2015 issue that she was forbidden to wear makeup as a teenager by her strict mother.

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21st Annual SAG Awards

Lupita Nyong'o - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

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Lupita Nyong'o

Date of birth

1st January, 1970

Occupation

Actor; Model

Sex

Female

Height

1.65