Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico, raised in Kenya and educated in the USA. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama's Acting program. Lupita Amondi (born March 1, 1983) is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She made her American film debut in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave (2013) as Patsey, for which she received critical acclaim. For her role Nyong'o won the Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. (wikipedia)
Filmography East River (2008) - Actress Short film directed by Marc Grey
In My Genes (2009) - Director/Producer Documentary about the harsh realities of living with Albinism in Kenya.
Shuga (2009-2012) - Actress
MTV award-winning mini-series about HIV and youth in Nairobi. It is a provocative series promoting responsible sexual behavior. Lupita played the part of Ayira.

12 Years A Slave (2013) - Actress Award winning film directed by Steve McQueen. Solomon Northup is a free man kindapped into slavery and forced to live in subjugation until he is able to fight for his freedom. Lupita playes the role of Patsey and is her major film debut.
Non-Stop (2014) - Actress. Forthcoming film starring Liam Neeson. Lupita plays the role of Gwen.
Lupita's stage credits include playing Perdita in The Winter's Tale, (Yale Repertory Theater), Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew, as well as being in the original production of Michael Mitnick's Elijah.

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