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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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Queen Of Katwe - Teaser Trailer


Disney's Queen of Katwe is set in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda where we follow Phiona Mutesi on her journey to dream big and create a better life for her and her family. Her mother Harriet works on the market selling vegetables in order to just provide enough money to keep a roof over the family's head and says to Phiona that she will be disappointed if she 'dares to dream'. 

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Lupita Nyong'o In Negotiations For Black Panther


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The Creed filmmaker is adapting the comic book for the big screen and he wants the 12 Years a Slave star to join him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Boseman was introduced as the Black Panther in the new Captain America movie earlier this month (May16).

N'yongo's character has not been revealed, but insiders suggest she's circling the role of the title character's love interest.

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Lupita Nyong'o Praises The Resilience Of Ugandans In New Film


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The Oscar winner portrays Harriet Mutesi, the mother of real-life chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi who despite their family's impoverished circumstances becomes a world champion, in the film, and even though she shot the movie near her native Kenya, Lupita tells Entertainment Weekly she was moved by the Katwe locals.

"There is an ease in the Ugandan demeanour that is very welcoming," she explains. "I love the melody of the accent, the food, the music and the people's inherent style. There was a familiarity with my home country, being right next door, but also complete surprise in what was so different. There is a resilience of spirit in Uganda.

"The slum of Katwe is a very difficult place to live, but you see these people living there with dignity. To go there and to have that environment to work from really did give life and meaning to our work. It was research, obstacle and inspiration."

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Hamilton Breaks Tony Awards Record With 16 Nominations


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The production, about America's founding father Alexander Hamilton, became a record-breaker with 16 nods on Tuesday morning (03May16) when the shortlist was announced by Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James.

It scored nominations in many categories, including Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations and Best Direction of a Musical, while Miranda achieved mentions for Best Book, Best Score, and leading actor in a musical.

Actors Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, and featured stars Jonathan Groff, Daveed Diggs, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Christopher Jackson also landed acting nominations.

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Met Gala 2016 - 'Manus X Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' - After Party

Lupita Nyong'o - Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala - After Party - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala: Manus X Machina: Fashion In The Age Of Technology

Emma Watson, Margot Robbie , Lupita Nyong'o - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Met Museum - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Bono Pays Tribute To Missing African Girls Onstage At Lupita Nyongo's Play


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The show centres around a group of captive wives of a rebel officer in the Liberian Civil War, and 12 Years a Slave star Nyong'o portrays a semi-literate 15-year-old who becomes the fourth wife of the commanding officer.

Following her performance on Saturday, Lupita and her co-stars paid tribute to 219 schoolgirls, who went missing in Nigeria in 2014. They were joined by Bono, who called out the media for failing to report the news item.

"They were taken from their high school 747 days today," he said. "If they were American or Irish girls, we'd get a daily report."

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Lupita Nyong'o And Anne Hathaway Up For Drama League Awards


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Among the other 47 stars hoping to take home the coveted theatre prize are Jennifer Hudson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael C. Hall, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Jeff Daniels, Phylicia Rashad, Sam Rockwell, Mark Strong, and Cicely Tyson, who have all taken the stage on and off-Broadway over the past year.

The organisation's only acting category encompasses performers in all types of New York productions, however an actor can only win the award once in their lifetime.

Other stars recognised for their outstanding stage performances, but who have won the Distinguished Performance prize before, include James Earl Jones, Patti LuPone, Mark Rylance and Frank Langella.

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Lupita Nyong'o: 'I Feel Like A Woman Now'


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The actress first came to fame in movie 12 Years a Slave and has gone on to have incredible success in Hollywood, most recently lending her voice to the character of Raksha in The Jungle Book.

Now, the 33-year-old feels that as well as coming into her own as an actor, she is also maturing in her personal life.

"I feel like a woman. I feel I’ve become a woman in waves, I lived on my own at 16; that was major coming of age. But I feel like that trip taught me how much of a woman I was not," she told Britain's Stylist magazine.

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The Jungle Book Review

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Using remarkably photorealistic animation, this remake of the 1967 Disney classic is warm and enjoyable, with a few moments of suspense for the kids in the audience. Loosely based on Rudyard Kipling's stories, it's a lively tale packed with memorable characters. But it feels relentlessly tamed for a family audience.

Stranded in the jungle as a baby, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) was rescued by the panther Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and raised by a pair of wolves (Lupita Nyong'o and Giancarlo Esposito). But the presence of a human in the jungle is unacceptable to tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who was injured by a man and now wants Mowgli's blood. While fleeing to the human world, Mowgli has a fateful encounter with the seductive python Kaa (Scarlett Johansson). He's rescued by the bear Baloo (Bill Murray), with whom he has a series of adventures, including being kidnapped by a gang of monkeys led by King Louie (Christopher Walken). But Shere Khan is still searching for him, and Mowgli can't hide forever.

Filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man) keeps the story skimming along the surface, avoiding the darker themes woven into the premise. So instead of exploring the meaning of humanity or mankind's relationship with nature, the film is a breezy adventure romp with the usual action movie beats and some surprisingly nasty violence. And it looks utterly amazing, especially since the credits note that it was filmed completely in downtown Los Angeles.

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Lupita Nyong'o: 'Directing Is On The Cards'


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The multi-talented actress, who graduated with a master's degree in drama from Yale School of Drama, reveals she has some experience in directing and would like to explore filmic storytelling further.

"I would like to direct in the future, I think that is in my cards, hopefully," the 33-year-old told Variety magazine, adding that film production is a "totally new world".

Lupita shared she has directed before, once for a competition to produce a music video, and also as an undergraduate when she made a documentary called In My Genes, which is about people with congenital disorder albinism in Kenya.

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Premiere Of 'The Jungle Book' - Arrivals

Lupita Nyong'o - Premiere of Walt Disney's 'The Jungle Book' - Arrivals at Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 5th April 2016

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Lupita Nyong'o Worried About Oscars Curse


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The 33-year-old received the top gong at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014 for her role in 12 Years a Slave, and while she was elated, there was a shred of fear at the back of her mind over what she would do next.

"Right after the Oscars, I had no idea what I was going to do next... Zero clue," she told the U.S. edition of InStyle, before revealing her concerns over the so called Oscar curse, which is usually linked to her category. "They (previous winners) go on to appear in bomb after bomb after bomb."

Thankfully her concerns were unfounded, as her career has gone from strength to strength since her win, with a role in blockbuster movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a forthcoming part in the live-action version of Disney's The Jungle Book.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - UK Film Premiere

Lupita Nyong'o - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - UK film premiere - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cast Members Leaving The Corinthia Hotel London

Lupita Nyong'o - Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast members leaving The Corinthia Hotel London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Lupita Nyong'o Movies

Queen Of Katwe - Teaser Trailer

Queen Of Katwe - Teaser Trailer

Disney's Queen of Katwe is set in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda where...

The Jungle Book Movie Review

The Jungle Book Movie Review

Using remarkably photorealistic animation, this remake of the 1967 Disney classic is warm and enjoyable,...

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the...

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the...

The Jungle Book - First Look Trailer

The Jungle Book - First Look Trailer

Mowgli is a human boy known as a man-cub to his peers, among which are...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

30 years ago, the Rebel Alliance struck their killing blow against the Galactic Empire. The...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Set three decades after the devastating events of 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the...

Non-stop Movie Review

Non-stop Movie Review

With a premise not much more believable than Snakes on a Plane, this slickly made...

12 Years a Slave Movie Review

12 Years a Slave Movie Review

Much more than a film about 19th century slavery in America, this sharply well-told true...

12 Years A Slave Trailer

12 Years A Slave Trailer

Director Steve McQueen joins the stars of '12 Years A Slave' to praise the immense...

Non-Stop Trailer

Non-Stop Trailer

Bill Marks is a U.S. federal air marshal who ironically can't stand plane journeys. His...

12 Years A Slave Trailer

12 Years A Slave Trailer

Solomon Northup was a well-educated man from a successful family living in upstate New York...

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