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2 Mar 2018

15 interesting facts about Black Panther star, Lupita Nyong O as she clocks 35!

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, she was born in Mexico City where her father was teaching and was raised in Kenya from the age of one.
Today, the Black Panther actress clocks 35… Here are 15 interesting facts about the black girl doing Africa proud in Hollywood.

1. Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico, but was raised in Kenya.

2. Lupita Nyong’o later completed a master’s degree in acting in 2012, from the Yale School of Drama.

3. Lupita Nyong’o was born March 1, 1983. She is a Kenyan actress and film director.

4. She is of Luo descent on both sides of her family, and is the second of six children.

5. Lupita Nyong’o is the first Mexican and first Kenyan actress to win an Academy Award.

6. Nyong’o started in the film industry as a production assistant on several Hollywood films.

7. Lupita Nyong’o attended college in the United States, earning a Bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College.

8. Her father is a college professor turned politician from Kenya.

9. Lupita Nyong’o identifies as Mexican-Kenyan.

10. In 2008, she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently returned to Kenya to star in the television series Shuga (2009).

11. Her family was forced to leave Kenya because of political unrest.

12. In 2014, she was named “The Most Beautiful Woman” by People and “Woman of the Year” by Glamour.

13. Lupita Nyong’o had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), winning an Oscar for it as Best Supporting Actress.
14. Lupita Nyong’o and her family moved back to their native Kenya when she was less than one year old, as her father was appointed a professor at the University of Nairobi.

15. Nyong’o’s net worth is an estimated $5 million. Her earnings come mainly from her movie and stage roles!

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