10 Things You May Not Know About Actress, Lupita Nyong'o

Created: Sunday, 01 June 2014 Written by Hovabuzz

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is no doubt among a group of people who have made the African continent proud. She has received numerous accolades for her supporting role in the movie ‘12 Years A Slave’ which introduced her to the world. Below are ten important things you should about the actress:

 1. Lupita was born in March 1, 1983 to Dorothy and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a college professor turned politician in Kenya

2. Her first acting role was a minor role in the play ‘Oliver Twist’ at Rusinga International school in Kenya.

3. At age 14, Nyong’o made her professional acting debut as Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in a production by the Nairobi-based repertory company Phoenix Players

4. Lupita Nyong’ O has won a total of 24 awards in her acting career.

5. Nyong’o landed her breakthrough role[23] when she was cast for Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013) immediately before graduating from Yale with an MFA in 2012

6. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico, with a Spanish name Lupita to show for it.

 7. Lupita holds a bachelor’s degree in film and theatre studies from Hampshire College. 8. She also holds a master’s degree in acting after graduating from the Yale School of Drama 9. Lupita is fluent in her native Luo, English, Swahili and Spanish

10. The acclaimed actress is also a film and music video director.

culled from NET

photo credit-Buzzkenya.com

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