Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o



Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lupita Nyong'o.


1983 - 2002 2 More Events
She starred in the 2008 short film East River, directed by Marc Grey and shot in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2009, she wrote, directed, and produced the documentary In My Genes, about the treatment of Kenya's albino population, which played at several film festivals and won first prize at the 2008 Five College Film Festival. … Read More
2011 ? While at Yale, she was the recipient of the Herschel Williams Prize "awarded to acting students with outstanding ability" during the 2011–2012 school year.
2012 ? Nyong'o landed her breakout role when she was cast in 12 Years a Slave immediately before graduating from Yale with an MFA in 2012. … Read More
2013 ? In 2013, her father was elected to represent Kisumu County in the Kenyan Senate. … Read More
On 18 January 2014, Lupita won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in the film, 12 Years a Slave.