Lupita Nyong’o Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Husband, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Lupita Nyongo

Full NameLupita Amondi Nyong'o
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 165 cm
in meters - 1.65 m
in feet inches - 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 50 kg
in Pounds - 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-24-36
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthMarch 1, 1983
Age (as in 2017)34 Years
Birth PlaceMexico City, Mexico
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureLupita Nyong'o Signature
NationalityMexican, Kenyan
HometownBrooklyn, New York
School(s)Rusinga International School
St. Mary's School, Nairobi
College/UniversityHampshire College (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Educational QualificationBachelors degree in film and theater from Hampshire College
DebutFilm- East River (2008)
TV- Shuga (2009)
Lupita Nyong'o's Debut Shuga
FamilyFather- Peter Anyang' Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o With Her Father Peter Anyang Nyong'o
Mother- Dorothy Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o With Her Mother Dorothy Nyong'o
Brother- Peter Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o With Her Brother Peter Nyong'o
Sister- Esperanza Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong'o With Her Sister Esperanza Nyong'o
Ethnicity/RaceLuo Reagan
Address (Fan Mail)Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano
2120 Colorado Avenue
Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90404
HobbiesWatching movies, Walking in park
Favorite Things
Favorite SongSo Special by Mavado
Favorite MovieThe Lunch Box
Favorite BeveragePineapple Juice
Favorite FoodMargherita Pizza
Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Boyfriends/AffairsChiwetel Ejiofor, British Actor (2012)
Lupita Nyong'o With Her Ex-Boyfriend Chiwetel Ejiofor
K'Naan, Canadian Musician (2013-2014)
Lupita Nyong'o With Her Ex-Boyfriend K'Naan
Michael Fassbender, Irish Actor (2013)
Lupita Nyong'o With Her Ex-Boyfriend Michael Fassbender
Jared Leto, American Musician (2014)
Lupita Nyong'o With Her Ex-Boyfriend Jared Leto
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$75 million

Lupita Nyongo

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lupita Nyong’o

  • Does Lupita Nyong’o smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Lupita Nyong’o drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • She was born in Mexico and brought up in Kenya and thus hold a dual citizenship of both Kenya and Mexico.
  • At the age of 16, she was sent to Mexico for seven months to learn Spanish at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México’s Learning Center, and she stayed at Taxco, Guerrero during that period.
  • Her family was forced to leave Kenya because of some political issues they were facing at that time.
  • She belongs to a well reputed and artistic family as his father is a Former Minister for Medical Services in the Kenyan government and mother is a managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation.
  • The regular get-togethers in her family turned her out into an actor as she used to mimic and perform various acts in front of her family.
  • At the age of 14, she did her debut in acting in the play- Romeo & Juliet as Juliet at a Kenyan theater.
  • She was the member of Phoenix Players, a Nairobi-based repertory company and also performed in the plays titled- On The Razzle and There Goes The Bride.
  • Nyong’o initially worked as a production assistant in the film- Fernando Meirelles’s The Constant Gardener in 2005.
  • She then produced many films including Mira Nair’s The Namesake in 2006 and Salvatore Stabile’s Where God Left His Shoes in 2007.
  • In 2008, she appeared in a short film titled “East River,” which was directed by Marc Grey and shot in Brooklyn.

Lupita Nyong'o In Movie East River

  • She carved a worldwide niche for herself when she starred in the Kenyan television series- Shuga as a lead role named Ayira from 2009 to 2012.
  • After her incredible acting in “Shuga,” she got a role of a slave in Steve McQueen’s historical drama- 12 Years a Slave, which added a feather to her emerging career cap.

Lupita Nyong'o In 12 Years A Slave

  • Nyong’o has always welcomed every type of role with confidence. She did a supporting role in the action-thriller- Non-Stop in 2014 followed by a wise and perceptive role in American epic space opera film- Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
  • In 2014, for her promising performance in 12 Years a Slave, she won the Oscar in the category of “Best-Supporting Actress.”

  • After winning an Oscar, she became the fifteenth actress to win it for a debut performance in a feature film.
  • She made a comeback to the stage and was seen in a role as an unnamed girl in the play titled Eclipsed written by Danai Gurira, which became The Public Theater’s fastest-selling new production at that time.
  • Besides achieving fame, she also earned an Obie Award for a Distinguished Performance by an Ensemble, Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, and a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
  • Nyong’o’s performance in Star Wars was appreciated highly by the viewers, and she was nominated for titles “Best Virtual Performance” and “Best Supporting Actress” at the 2016 MTV Movie Award and 42nd Saturn Awards.
  • Apart from acting, she is an avid language learner and is fluent in Spanish, Luo, English, and Swahili.
  • She has won the hearts of people not just by her acting but also by her thoughts.
  • Nyong’o’s outstanding speech on the beauty of black women at the Essence Black Woman stole the hearts of the listeners and made her a real star in their eyes. Here’s a glimpse of her thoughts on beauty:

  • Her talent emerged out as a voice-over artist in 2016 in the movie- The Jungle Book where she voiced character Raksha. The same year, she was cast as the voice behind the role Maz Kanata in the video game- Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • In 2018, she has been starred as Nakia in an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character- Black Panthers. Here’s a trailer of her stupendous acting in the movie:

  • She became an inspiration for all the black girls and was invariably seen on the cover page of a plethora of magazines viz Vogue, Elle, In Style and a lot more.
  • In an interview with Vogue magazine, she shared her daily routine, lifetime achievements, personal life and many more things:

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