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      Lupita Nyong'o

      Lupita Nyong'o

      Highest Rated: 96% Black Panther (2018)

      Lowest Rated: 24% The 355 (2022)

      Birthday: Mar 1, 1983

      Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

      Rare is a feature film debut met with much acclaim, but rarer still is a talent such as Lupita Nyong'o. Hailing from Kenya by way of Mexico (where she was born in 1983) Nyong'o was the daughter of a Kenyan politician. In fact, it was during his time as a visiting lecturer in Mexico City that she came to be born in that country, with the family eventually moving back to Kenya when she was a year old. However, in addition to being sent back to Mexico by her parents later in life to learn Spanish, Nyong'o set out abroad for her education as well, this time to the United States to attend both Hampshire College and Yale University. During her time in school, she appeared in a number of stage productions. Following graduation, she made her initial foray into movies behind the camera, working on the production teams of films such as "The Constant Gardener" (2005) and "The Namesake" (2006). In 2009, she created, directed, produced and edited a documentary entitled "In My Genes" for her final thesis project at Hampshire. The project - focusing on the societal and personal challenges faced by Kenya's albino population - was a coming home for Nyong'o, who moved back to Nairobi around this time. Once there, she produced a video for MTV and eventually starred in a TV series, "Shuga." All of these achievements paled, however, compared to her casting as Patsey in director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (2013). Nyong'o's searing performance was widely praised by both critics and audiences, and resulted in the rising young star winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Following a supporting part in the Liam Neeson/Julianne Moore thriller "Non-Stop" (2014), Nyong'o next appeared in a motion-capture CGI role as Maz Katana in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015), a role she repeated in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017). In between, Nyong'o essayed a voice role as Raksha in Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book" (2016) and starred opposite David Oyelowo in sports biography "Queen of Katwe" (2016). In 2018, she joined the all-star cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster "Black Panther" (2018).

      Highest rated movies

      Black Panther poster Black Panther 12 Years a Slave poster 12 Years a Slave Queen of Katwe poster Queen of Katwe Us poster Us Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster Star Wars: The Last Jedi Black Panther: Wakanda Forever poster Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Little Monsters poster Little Monsters

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Quiet Place: Day One Unknown (Character) - 2024
      84% 94% Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Nakia (Character) $453.0M 2022
      24% 86% The 355 Khadijah Adiyeme (Character) $14.6M 2022
      89% 88% Who Are You, Charlie Brown? Narrator - 2021
      52% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Maz Kanata (Character) $515.2M 2019
      80% 100% Little Monsters Miss Caroline (Character) - 2019
      93% 60% Us Adelaide Wilson/Red (Character) $175.0M 2019
      96% 79% Black Panther Nakia (Character) $700.2M 2018
      91% 42% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Maz Kanata (Character) $620.2M 2017
      No Score Yet 20% Opening Night Fan Event Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Maz Kanata (Character) - 2017
      94% 86% Queen of Katwe Harriet Mutesi (Character) $8.9M 2016
      94% 86% The Jungle Book Raksha (Voice) $364.0M 2016
      93% 85% Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maz Kanata (Character) $123 2015
      61% 63% Non-Stop Gwen (Character) $91.7M 2014
      95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Patsey (Character) $56.7M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East River F (Character) - 2008

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 79% Serengeti Narrator 2019 2021 2023
      No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019 2022
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014-2016 2018 2022
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014-2016 2019 2021
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015-2016 2019 2021
      No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2017 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bookmarks Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2013 2015-2016 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet MTV Shuga Unknown (Character) 2017-2019
      No Score Yet 29% The Daily Show Guest 2015 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
      94% 56% 2 Dope Queens Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 38% Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Maz Kanata (Character) 2017-2018
      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014-2015
      100% 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
      100% 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013