Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes. 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 (2009–2012). During her time in school, she appeared in a number of stage productions. says: , In September 2019, Nyong'o became an ambassador for Michael Kors' "Watch Hunger Stop" campaign. says: Close your eyes... feel it... the light... its always been there... it will guide you. 51% At Yale, she appeared in many stage productions, including Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, and William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and The Winter's Tale. Black Panther (2018), Lowest Rated: , In 2008, Nyong'o starred in the short film East River, directed by Marc Grey and shot in Brooklyn. By Fehintola Betiku for MailOnline. She appeared on the October 2015 issue of American Vogue, making it her second cover in a row. In fact, it was during his time as a visiting lecturer in Mexico City that she came to be born in that country, with the family eventually moving back to Kenya when she was a year old. The force, it's calling to you... just let it in. Close your eyes... feel it... the light... its always been there... it will guide you. She was honoured for her work in 2016 by Variety. " Black Panther grossed over $1.34 billion worldwide to emerge as the eleventh highest-grossing film of all time. She is the first African actress to win the award, the first Kenyan actress to win an Oscar, and the first Mexican to win the award. Lupita Amondi Nyong'o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress and author. says: Soon after her graduation, she had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen's biographical period drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which she received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Nyong'o began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes.  Nyong'o's mother is the managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation and her own communications company. The Oscar winner took to social media on Tuesday, Sept. 8, … Lupita Nyong'o is paying tribute to her friend and Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman.. Directed by Paul Pennolino. Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Lupita Nyong'o. , Nyong'o made her writing debut with a book titled Sulwe (2019), which is published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Eclipsed became The Public Theater's fastest-selling new production in recent history and won Nyong'o an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance. Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira's Americanah series is no longer moving forward at HBO Max, EW has confirmed. Find, watch, and interact with all your favorite Lupita Nyong'o TV Commercials on iSpot.tv Maz Kanata Nyong'o's searing performance was widely praised by both critics and audiences, and resulted in the rising young star winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  "Melanin" was nominated for the Her Award at the 2020 BET Awards. , In the wake of the sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, Nyong'o wrote an op-ed for The New York Times, in which she revealed that Weinstein had sexually harassed her twice in 2011, while she was a student at Yale. Naomi Campbell wore this long ago to show her loyalty to Kenya, that's why i think she deserved the gig, now show me a picture of Lupita Nyong'o or Elsa Majimbo showing their patriotism.  The 2019 South by Southwest marked the premiere of her next release, Jordan Peele's psychological horror film Us. If it's meant to be, it will be. The project - focusing on the societal and personal challenges faced by Kenya's albino population - was a coming home for Nyong'o, who moved back to Nairobi around this time. That same month she also appeared on the cover of July's issue of Elle (France). says:  Nyong'o appeared on Vogue′s October 2016 cover, making it her third issue. Nyong'o played Phiona's protective mother, Nakku Harriet. She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor's degree in film and theatre studies from Hampshire College. " Geoff Berkshire of Variety wrote, "Simply radiant in her first live action role since winning an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave [...] [Nyong'o] imbues what could have been a stock mother figure with such inner fire that Harriet feels worthy of a movie all her own. , In 2020, The Africa Center announced Nyong'o as a member of its Board of Trustees. Danai Gurira's Americanah Series, Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Not Moving Forward at HBO Max By Matt Webb Mitovich / October 15 2020, 11:36 AM PDT Nyong'o and Gurira (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)  Later that November, she was named "Woman of the Year" by Glamour. The Kenyan government burned 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn in a demonstration of their zero tolerance approach to poachers and smugglers who were threatening the survival of elephants and rhinoceros in the wild. She was raised in Kenya. 96% Before she was famous: Lingerie-clad Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o juggled two men in sexually-charged Kenyan soap opera. She said she had never thought much about birthing practices until her sister introduced her to MHI executive director Rachel Zaslow.  Nyong'o earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and won an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress. , Nyong'o was included in Derek Blasberg's 2013 best-dressed list in Harper's Bazaar. Maz Kanata Following graduation, she made her initial foray into movies behind the camera, working on the production teams of films such as "The Constant Gardener" (2005) and "The Namesake" (2006).  She is developing a television series based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah, which she will produce and star in.  She attended Rusinga International School in Kenya and acted in school plays. Hope is not lost today, it is found.  Nyong'o also directed the music video "The Little Things You Do" by Wahu, featuring Bobi Wine, which was nominated for the Best Video Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009. Maz Kanata  Her father is a former Minister for Medical Services in the Kenyan government. Mar 01, 1983, Birthplace: Season 21 | Episode 30. Take it, find your friend. , Nyong'o was on the July 2014 cover of Vogue, making her the second African woman and ninth black woman to cover the magazine.  This op-ed was part of a collection of stories done by The New York Times and The New Yorker that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Lupita Nyong'o. All of these achievements paled, however, compared to her casting as Patsey in director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (2013).  The play premiered on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre the following year. In 2009, she created, directed, produced and edited a documentary entitled "In My Genes" for her final thesis project at Hampshire. She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award. Maz Kanata She has an incredible ability to convey backstory. Maz Kanata  Nyong'o was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress at the 42nd Saturn Awards and Best Virtual Performance at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards for her role. Maz Kanata  It played at several film festivals and won first prize at the 2008 Five College Film Festival. , Nyong'o started her career working as part of the production crew for several films, including Fernando Meirelles's The Constant Gardener (2005), Mira Nair's The Namesake (2006), and Salvatore Stabile's Where God Left His Shoes (2007). says: , Nyong'o grew up in an artistic family, where get-togethers often included performances by the children, and trips to see plays. In between, Nyong'o essayed a voice role as Raksha in Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book" (2016) and starred opposite David Oyelowo in sports biography "Queen of Katwe" (2016). , Nyong'o was included in Annie Leibovitz's 2016 Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue. And his father's before him. , Nyong'o resides in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com said, "Nyong'o is phenomenal. Maz Kanata Rare is a feature film debut met with much acclaim, but rarer still is a talent such as Lupita Nyong'o.  The film, which met with wide critical acclaim, is based on the life of Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free-born African-American man of upstate New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in Washington, DC, in 1841. 95%, Queen of Katwe " Nyong'o's performance in Eclipsed earned her a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance and a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Black Panther Lupita Nyong'o TV Commercials. With Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong'o, Roy Wood Jr.. Parkland shooting survivors confront Marco Rubio and President Trump on gun control, Roy Wood Jr. celebrates black innovators, and Lupita Nyong'o discusses "Black Panther". 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In March 2020, she appeared on Africa's "50 Most Powerful Women" list by Forbes.  In October 2018, Nyong'o became a two-time honouree, alongside her Black Panther co-stars Danai Gurira and Angela Bassett for Elle magazine's "Women in Hollywood" issue.  Nyong'o is a 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame honouree. At age 16, her parents sent her back to … She said her views changed when she saw South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek become successful.  In November, she made her music debut with her debut single "Sulwe’s Song", which she wrote for her book Sulwe.  The following year, she starred as spy Nakia, a former member of Dora Milaje, a team of women who serve as special forces of Wakanda and personal bodyguards to T'Challa / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), in Ryan Coogler's superhero film Black Panther (2018), which marked the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. , Nyong'o is involved with the organisation Mother Health International, which aims to provide relief to women and children in Uganda by creating locally engaged birthing centres. Popular on Variety Lupita Nyong’o on Crafting Her Shocking ‘Us’ Voice (Watch) Perfection is rarely achieved in movies, but this heaven-sent concert doc hits the sweet spot.  It is a tradition of the Luo people to name a child after the events of the day, so her parents gave her a Spanish name, Lupita (a diminutive of Guadalupe). The Star Wars Actress On Hollywood and High Fashion", "Harlem Dedicated A Whole Day To The Glorious Lupita Nyong'o – Way to go, Lupita!  She will be reuniting with director Abe Forsythe and the creative team behind the horror comedy film Little Monsters for a starring role in a science fiction comedy film. Maz Kanata At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to learn Spanish. Lupita Amondi Nyong'o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress and author. The Force, it's calling to you. It moves through and surrounds every living thing.  She was the 15th actress to win an Oscar for a feature film debut performance. She went on to perform a motion capture role as Maz Kanata in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019) and a lead voice role as Raksha in The Jungle Book (2016).  Nyong'o appeared on the cover of Vogue España's November 2018 edition. says: By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com. She was also mentioned in the parody song "American Apparel Ad Girls" by the drag queens Willam Belli, Courtney Act and Alaska Thunderfuck. says: Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born on 1 March 1983 in Mexico City, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, a college professor. , In June 2018, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Nyong'o will be among the honourees to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the film category. says: Maz Kanata She was raised in Kenya. She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor's degree in film and theatre studies from Hampshire College. , In January 2017, she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue. , Nyong'o enrolled in a master's degree program in acting at the Yale School of Drama. , Following a supporting role in the action-thriller Non-Stop (2014), Nyong'o co-starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) as Force-sensitive space pirate Maz Kanata, a CGI character created using motion capture technology. , In June 2015, Nyong'o returned to Kenya and announced that she would advocate globally for elephants with the international conservation organisation WildAid, as well as promote women's issues, acting and the arts in Kenya. At the time of her birth, he was a visiting lecturer in political science at El Colegio de México in Mexico City. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Nyong'o was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching, and was raised in Kenya from the age of one.  She will produce and star in Born a Crime, a film adaptation of Trevor Noah's memoir of the same name, in which she will play Noah's mother, Patricia. If you live long enough, you see the same eyes in different people. , Nyong'o holds dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship and identifies as Kenyan-Mexican.  Scott Mendelson of Forbes described Nyong'o's role as "the center of the film's best sequence," and Stephanie Zacharek of Time magazine called her a "delightful minor character". That lightsaber was Luke's. , In 2014, the National Trust for Historic Preservation recruited Nyong'o in an effort to oppose development, including a new minor league baseball stadium, in the Shockoe Bottom area of Richmond, Virginia. 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