Lupita Nyong’o - Updated Jun 2024

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o is a popular Kenyan-Mexican actress and writer. Lupita Nyong’o is known for her roles in Black Panther and its sequel among other projects.

Early Life and Childhood

Lupita Nyong’o was born on 1 March 1983 and she is currently 39 years old. She hails from Mexico City, Mexico, and her zodiac sign is Pisces. Likewise, her full name is Lupita Amondi Nyong’o.

Talking about her family, Lupita’s parents are Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang’ Nyon (@anyangnyongo). Likewise, this personality holds dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship and identifies as Kenyan-Mexican. Also, this personality is of Luo descent on both sides of her family.

Further, she has five siblings and she is the 2nd among six children. Regarding her education, she attended Hampshire College and obtained a bachelor’s degree in film and theatre studies.

Similarly, she attended Yale School of Drama and obtained a master’s degree in acting. Furthermore, Lupita is a fluent speaker of English, Spanish, Luo, and Swahili.

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Caption: Lupita in a photo with her father. Source: Instagram

Lupita Nyong’o – Net Worth 2023

Lupita Nyong’o has a net worth of approximately $10 million US dollars. Lupita makes her earnings as an actress, model, and writer of the book Sulwe.


Professionally, Lupita Nyong’o is a famous actress. As such, she has received several accolades including an Academy Award and nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. Later on, Lupita started her career in Hollywood as a production assistant.

Likewise, in the year 2008, this personality made her acting debut with East River. Subsequently, she returned to Kenya to star in the TV series Shuga.

Further, her 1st feature film after obtaining a master’s degree was the role of Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. For this role, this personality won the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress”.

Similarly, this actress made her Broadway debut as a teenage orphan in the play Eclipsed in 2015. For this role, this personality received nominations for a Tony Award for “Best Actress in a Play”. Likewise, Lupita played the role of Maz Kanata in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and also voiced the role of Raksha in The Jungle Book.

Moreover, actress Lupita’s career progressed with her role as Nakia in Black Panther and its sequel – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Similarly, she also appeared in Jordan Peele’s horror film Us in 2019.

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Caption: Lupita in a scene from Black Panther with late costar Chadwick Boseman. Source: IndieWire

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Besides acting, this personality also supports historic preservation. Lupita is vocal about preventing sexual harassment and working for women’s and animal rights. Likewise, People named this actress the most beautiful woman in 2014.

Further, in 2019, this actress wrote a children’s book called Sulwe. Her Book became a #1 New York Times Best-Seller. Similarly, this actress also received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Narrator”. This actress received this award for narrating two episodes of the docu-series Serengeti. Moreover, in 2020, Forbes named Lupita one of Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women.

Likewise, in September 2019, this actress became an ambassador for Michael Kors’ “Watch Hunger Stop” campaign. In October of the same year, this actress and her mother were honored at The Harlem School of the Arts Mask Ball with a “Visionary Lineage Award”. Likewise, this actress received the honor at WildAid with the “Champion of the Year” award in November.

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Caption: Lupita posing for a photo with her Oscar award for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for her role in 12 Years A Slave. Source: NBC News

Brand Endorsements

Lupita Nyong’o has credited quite a few personalities on her Instagram posts. Some of them are photographers Nick Barose (@nickbarose) and Joshua Woods (@joshuawoods), fitness instructor XPT (@xptlife), and coach Mark Roberts (@markrobertsfitness).

Similarly, she has also credited designer Ruth E. Carter (@therealruthecarter), stylist Ola Ebiti (@olaoluebiti), makeup artist Lay’Na Anderson (@theglamgirl), hair expert Camille Friend (@camille_friend), and hairstylist Vernon François (@vernonfrancois).

Relationship Status

Lupita Nyong’o previously dated K’Naan, who is a Somali-Canadian musician. Lupita and K’Naan were together from 2013 to 2014. Besides this, there is no confirmed romantic relationship with this talented Kenyan-Mexican actress.

There have also been rumors surrounding Lupita’s affair with Jared Leto among other personalities, which are only rumors.

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Caption: Lupita in a photo with K’Naan. Source: Daily Mail

Body Measurements

Lupita Nyong’o stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 m and her weight is around 54 kg or 119 lbs. Similarly, actress Nyong’o has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 34-24-37 inches respectively. Likewise, Lupita has dark brown eyes and curly black hair.

Lupita Nyong’o – Social Media

Lupita Nyong’o joined Twitter in October 2013. So far, her @lupita_nyongo account has more than 1.9 million followers. Similarly, she is available on Instagram under the username @lupitanyongo. As of February 2023, this profile has more than 10.6 million followers.

Likewise, we can find her on Facebook as “Lupita Nyong’o” with over 3.7 million followers. On her @lupitanyongo Tiktok account, this personality has over 2.8 million followers and 32.7 million likes.

On YouTube, she created her self-titled channel in October 2019. So far, this channel has over 892k views and 23.9K subscribers.