Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

Highest Rated: 97% Black Panther (2018)

Lowest Rated: 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Birthday: Mar 01, 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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 355 Khadijah (Character) - 2022
80% 100% Little Monsters Miss Caroline (Character) - 2019
93% 59% Us Adelaide Wilson/Red (Character) $175M 2019
51% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Maz Kanata (Character) $515.2M 2019
97% 79% Black Panther Nakia (Character) $700.2M 2018
No Score Yet 29% Opening Night Fan Event Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Maz Kanata (Character) - 2017
90% 42% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Maz Kanata (Character) $620.2M 2017
94% 87% Queen of Katwe Harriet Mutesi (Character) $8.9M 2016
94% 86% The Jungle Book Raksha (Voice) $364M 2016
92% 86% Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maz Kanata (Character) $123 2015
62% 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 No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2020 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Favorite Films Guest 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 No Score Yet The View Guest 2018-2019 2015-2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2018-2019 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019
88% 81% Serengeti Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018-2019 2015
100% 73% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019 2014-2016
94% 54% 2 Dope Queens Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Talent Theatre Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 33% Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Maz Kanata (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shuga Unknown (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2017 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CNN Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Week With George Stephanopoulos Guest 2013

QUOTES FROM Lupita Nyong'o CHARACTERS

Raksha says: If it's meant to be, it will be.

Maz Kanata says: I am no Jedi, but I know the Force. It moves through and surrounds every living thing. Close your eyes... feel it... the light... its always been there... it will guide you. The saber, take it.

Maz Kanata says: I love that wookie!

Maz Kanata says: That lightsaber was Luke's. And his father's before him.

Maz Kanata says: Take it ,Find your friend

Maz Kanata says: Take it, find your friend.

Maz Kanata says: The Force, it's calling to you. Just let it in.

Maz Kanata says: The Force, it's calling to you. Just let it in.

Maz Kanata says: The force, it's calling to you... just let it in.

Maz Kanata says: Hope is not lost today, it is found.

Maz Kanata says: Dear child, the belonging you seek is not behind you... it is ahead.

Maz Kanata says: I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes, I know your eyes!

Maz Kanata says: If you live long enough, you see the same eyes in different people. I'm looking at the eyes of a man who wants to run.