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Lupita Amondi Nyong’o in 1983 to Kenyan parents, the actress was born in Mexico City and moved back to Kenya with her parents when she was less than a year old. At age 16 her parents sent her back to Mexico so she could learn Spanish. She then attended university in the United States and graduated from Hampshire College majoring in film and theatre studies. Lupita went on to work in many film productions and also wrote, produced and directed a documentary titled In My Genes, documenting the treatment of albinos in Kenya.
Lupita Nyong’o Awards & Nominations .
palatino;”>This particular Instyle Editorial had me at Hello!
palatino;”> 1: Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico while her family was in a ” political exile .” But, the family eventually returned to Kenya where she grew up.
IMDB !? “12 Years a Slave” was her first full-length movie. She was cast in the movie right before she graduated from the Yale School of Drama.
palatino;”> 4: Her best friend is her brother, Peter Nyong’o. He was also her date for the Oscars Sunday night. And, he made it into the celeb-packed selfie !
palatino;”> 6: As an undergraduate, she directed “In My Gene, ” a documentary about being an albino in Kenya.
palatino;”> 8: She’s a major fangirl. She loves sharing pictures on Instagram of all the celebs she meets