Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan actress and music video director born in Mexico City, Mexico on March 1, 1983 from Kenyan parents, but her father, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, was a guest professor at El Colegio de Mexico due to the political repression and unrest in their native country, but a year later the whole Nyong’o family would return to Kenya after Peter got a professor job at the University of Nairobi.
Lupita returned to the United States and entered the entertainment industry and had some small appearances on TV series and music videos, in fact she directed “The Little Things You Do” by Wahu and it was nominated in the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards.
She obtained a master’s degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama and her big breakthrough performance came in the acclaimed film “12 Years a Slave”, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the 2014 gala.
Oh! The reaction to Lupita Nyongo’s Oscar win for “12 Years A Slave” was great because everyone around her was going nuts including her brother, director Steve McQueen & even Liza Minnelli! pic.twitter.com/5tBXK41IlI
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) May 28, 2020
Lupita Nyong’o net worth
Lupita Nyong’o is a Mexican-Kenyan actress that has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars, according to specialized site Celebrity Net Worth. She gained worldwide recognition for her roles in “Black Panther”, “Us” and “12 Years a Slave”, among many other films.
Meet Academy Award-winning Mexican-Kenyan actress, film director, and WildAid ambassador, @Lupita_Nyongo. As well as working on women’s issues and supporting the arts, Nyong'o has traveled to Kenya with WildAid to advocate for elephant #conservation. pic.twitter.com/tOCMyL3n8l
— WildAid (@WildAid) November 11, 2022
Nyong’o speaks English, Swahili, Spanish and Luo and is constantly advocating philantropic causes while also working with organizations like the National Trust for Historic Preservation, WildAid, Mother Health International and several others.
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) November 4, 2022
Lupita Nyong’o and Marvel’s Black Panther franchise
Lupita Nyong’o appears also in the newest installment of the Black Panther franchise, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and she and the whole cast dedicate the film to their late colleague and friend, the original Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman.
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) November 6, 2022