Lupita Nyong’o Biography


Lupita Nyong'o is an Academy Award-winning American actress. She calls herself Mexican-African. Lupita has not revealed her romantic life or love interest.

Relationship Facts of Lupita Nyong’o

  • Lupita Nyong’o is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Relation status of Lupita Nyong'o

The prominent actress Lupita Nyong’o has kept her personal life a secret and as well as away from social media.

Previously, she dated British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in 2012, Canadian Musician K’Naan in 2013, and American musician Jared Leto in 2014.

Excluding these relationships didn’t last long and they separated.

Besides this, she hasn’t publicized any information about it as she only wants to focus on her career rather than giving time to her personal affairs.

Through this information, she is currently single and obtains a low profile when it comes to relationships and dating. She has neither married nor does she have any kids.

Who is Lupita Nyong’o?

Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican international filmmaker and actress.

Her birth name is Lupita Amondi Nyong’o. She is the daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o.

She is the first Kenyan-Mexican actress to win the Oscars for her movie, 12 Years a Slave. Her latest movie is a Marvel movie, titled Black Panthers which was a big hit.

Additionally, she is candid about preventing sexual harassment and working for animal rights.

Lupita Nyong’o: Childhood, Family

Lupita Nyong’o was born on 1st March 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico to a middle-class family. She belongs to the nationality of both Kenya and Mexican.

Her parents moved to Kenya when she was an infant and was raised in the suburb of Nairobi. When she was young, her parents bought a cassette tape which changed her life.

Her aunt in Nairobi was also a theater actress.

She is the daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o(father) and mother Dorothy Nyong’o. She has five siblings.

The names of her two siblings are Peter Nyong’o, brother as well as Esperanza Nyong’o, sister.

Lupita Nyong'O with Michael Fassbender
Caption: Lupita Nyong’O with Michael Fassbender (Source: Pinterest)

Her cousins and siblings used to perform short skits during family functions.


Lupita completed her high school at Rusinga International school in Kenya. Then she joined  St. Mary’s School in Nairobi, where she had sustained an IB Diploma in 2001.

After graduation with her IB diploma, she then pursued a degree in film and theatre studies from Hampshire College.

Similarly, she has also qualified for a master’s degree program in acting at the Yale School of Drama.

Lupita Nyong’o: Career, Awards

Moving towards the professional life of the prominent actress Lupita, started her career in 2005.

From this year she produced several films, including The Constant Gardener in 2005, Mira Nair’s The Namesake in 2006, and Salvatore Stabile’s Where God Left His Shoes in 2007.

Subsequently, she starred in the short film “East River”, directed by Marc Grey as well as a shot in Brooklyn in 2008.

The next year, she wrote, directed, as well as produced the documentary In My Genes, about the discriminatory treatment of Kenya’s albino population.

She had been nominated in several categories through her plays but had won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, including Best Supporting Actress.

Through her various action movies, she also got the opportunity to play in the action-thriller Non-Stop in 2014, Nyong’o co-starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as force-sensitive space pirate Maz Kanata and a CGI character created using motion capture technology in 2015.

Likewise, she returned to the stage with a starring role as an unnamed girl in the play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira in 2015.

This year, she earned a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway. The next year, she co-starred in Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, a live-action/animated movie, voicing Raksha.

Similarly, she has also played in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017, Black Panther as well as Little Monsters in 2018.

Nyong was recognized by Forbes in 2020 as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Africa.

Lupita declared in February 2021 that she would create an animated musical for Netflix based on her 2019best selling children’s book, Sulwe.

Net worth

Through her hard work in her professional life, she has earned a net worth of $10 million as of 2022.

Lupita Nyong’o: Rumors, Controversy

The flirty interactions have sparked rumors which may be something more between Lupita and her Black Panther co-star Michael B Jordan.

Lupita Nyong’o: Body measurements

Moving towards his body measurements, she has a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 51kg.

Besides this, she has black hair color and dark brown eye color. Her body measurement measures 34-24-36 inches.

Lupita Nyong’o: Social Media

Lupita is quite active on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Currently, she has almost 1.9 million followers on Twitter, over 3.5 million followers on Facebook, and more than 9 million followers on Instagram.

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