Ever Since Award season has begun people have been raving and whispering about the beautiful african actress that has been gracing the red carpet in her stunning but classy dress with flawless natural skin and hair. Lupita was one of the supporting actresses in the breakout movie of 2013 ” 12 years a slave”.You may have heard her name but I’ve got the amazing story on Hollywood’s latest starlet!
Nyong’o was born in Mexico City. It is a Kenyan tradition to name a child after the events of the day, so her parents named her Lupita. She is the second of six children.Nyong’o’s parents are Dorothy and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a politician in Kenya. She is of Luo descent. Her father was the former Kenyan Minister for Medical Services. At the time of Lupita’s birth, he was a visiting lecturer in political science in Mexico City.
Nyong’o moved back to Kenya with her parents when she was less than one year old, when her father was hired as a professor at the University of Nairobi. At age sixteen, her parents sent her back to Mexico for a few months, to learn Spanish.
Nyong’o attended university in the United States. After graduating from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies,] she worked on the production crew of many films, including Fernando Meirelles’s The Constant Gardener, with Ralph Fiennes, and Mira Nair’s The Namesake. She starred in the 2008 short film East River, directed by Marc Grey and shot in Brooklyn, New York.She returned to Kenya in 2008 and starred in the Kenyan television series Shuga. In 2009, she wrote, directed, and produced the documentary In My Genes, about the treatment of Kenya’s albino population, which played at several film festivals.
She subsequently enrolled in the acting program at the Yale School of Drama. At Yale she appeared in many stage productions, including Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and The Winter’s Tale..She will next be featured in Liam Neeson’s upcoming film Non-Stop.
Lupita Nyong’o was cast in 12 Years a Slave immediately after her graduation from Yale in 2012.The film was released in 2013 to great critical acclaim. Nyong’o received rave reviews for her performance, and recently won best supporting actress screen guild award . She was also chosen to be the face of Miu Miu 2014 campaign and she serves the campaign fierceness and natural beauty! I am sure there are a ton of projects to come from this vintage chick so keep your eyes on her as I will!!