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Lupita Nyongo

Lupita Nyongo

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LUPITA NYONG'O


Lupita Nyong'o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress and producer, born on March 1, 1983, in Mexico City, Mexico. She is best known for her role as Patsey in the film "12 Years a Slave," for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Nyong'o was raised in Kenya and studied at the Yale School of Drama. She made her acting debut in the short film "East River" in 2008 and gained recognition for her role in the MTV series "Shuga." In addition to her acting career, Nyong'o is known for her advocacy work, particularly for women's rights and animal conservation.


Nyong’o, who was born in Mexico, grew up in Kenya, where her father served as a government minister and a senator. She attended Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, and, while still a student, she served as a production assistant and an intern on several movies. In 2007 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film and African studies. Her senior thesis, the film In My Genes (2009), was featured at the 2010 New York African Film Festival. Nyong’o later assumed a role in the television miniseries Shuga (2009; 2012), about youth culture in multiple countries across Africa. She then enrolled at the Yale School of Drama, where she earned a master’s degree in acting (2012).

Place of Birth: Mexico City - Mexico

Long: 99 W 0

Lat: 19 N 0

Time Zone: GMT -6

Date of Birth: 1st March 1983

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