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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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Lupita Nyong'o and Peter Nyong'O at the LA premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie is the second film in the new 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, following 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and eighth film in the series altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th December 2017

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Lupita Nyong'o and Peter Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o at the LA premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie is the second film in the new 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, following 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and eighth film in the series altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th December 2017

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


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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


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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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Lupita Nyong'o at the 2017 CFDA Awards held at Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, United States - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Salma Hayek, Lupita Nyong'o, Sean Combs and Naomi Campbell attend 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' preview at nightspot Loulou's - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th May 2017

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Lupita Nyong'o seen at the New York premiere of 'Loving' held at the Landmark Sunshine Theater - New York, United States - Thursday 27th October 2016

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


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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 AwakensHan 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


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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 AndrewsJulie 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’


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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.

Read More: Benicio Del Toro Had "A Lot Of Fun" Working With Paul Thomas Anderson.

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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.

Read More: Trainwreck Lets Amy Schumer Get Serious About Comedy.

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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.

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock is People’s most beautiful woman for 2015.

"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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

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