Lupita Nyong’o Biography: Husband, Age, Movies, Net Worth, Parents, Family, Instagram, Height, Children

August 16, 2023 0 Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


Lupita Amondi Nyong’o (born March 1, 1983) is a deft Kenyan-Mexican actress and television personality. She shines with radiant brilliance within the artistic domain. Her accomplishments have garnered her a notable Oscar award, a crowning achievement that is a testament to her remarkable talents.

Her filmography unfurls with an array of beautiful roles that have left an indelible mark on cinema. From Lupita Nyong’o‘s involvement in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) to her performance in Us (2019) and her impactful presence in Black Panther (2018), she navigates a diverse spectrum of narratives with a dedication to her craft. Her portrayal in 12 Years a Slave (2013) and role in The 355 (2022) add further depth to her cinematic journey.

Yet, her artistry extends beyond the silver screen. Lupita Nyong’o graced the endearing narrative of Little Monsters (2019), captured hearts in Queen of Katwe (2016), embraced the epic saga of The Woman King (2022), and added intrigue to Non-Stop (2014).

Lupita Nyong’o‘s talents transcend film, gracing theater stages with a Tony Award nomination and earning recognition through two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

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Lupita Nyong’o: History ‧ Bio ‧ Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Lupita Amondi Nyong’o
Stage Name: Lupita Nyong’o
Born: 1 March 1983 (age 41 years old)
Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality: Kenyan, Mexican
Education: Hampshire College
Height: 1.65 m
Parents: Anyang’ Nyong’o, Dorothy Nyong’o
Siblings: Esperanza Nyong’o, Peter Nyong’o
Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Selema Masekela (2022-), Michael B. Jordan (2018), Jared Leto (2014), Michael Fassbender (2013), Chiwetel Ejiofor (2012-2013), K’Naan (2013 – 2014), Janelle Monáe
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $12 million

Early Life & Education

Lupita Nyong’o, the proficient actress, was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 1, 1983. Her parents, Anyang’ Nyong’o and Dorothy Nyong’o, are from Kenya, and her father is a college professor. 

Lupita holds dual citizenship for Kenya and Mexico and proudly identifies as “Kenyan-Mexican.” Esperanza Nyong’o and Peter Nyong’oLupita Nyong’o‘s siblings, were very close. 

Lupita Nyong’o continued her education after graduating high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. This remarkable accomplishment occurred in 2007.


Lupita Nyong’o embarked on her journey in entertainment through a unique entryway, initially immersing herself in various production roles. She contributed to projects like The Constant Gardener, guided by director Fernando Meirelles in 2005, as well as The Namesake by Mira Nair in 2006 and Where God Left His Shoes by Salvatore Stabile in 2007.

However, during her involvement in The Constant Gardener, a serendipitous encounter with British actor Ralph Fiennes ignited a spark of inspiration within her, propelling her toward a professional acting career.

Lupita Nyong’o‘s debut on the acting stage came from the 2008 short film East River, an essential step that began to etch her mark in the industry. From 2009 to 2012, she lent her talents to the Kenyan television series Shuga. Yet, it was her portrayal of Patsey in 12 Years a Slave in 2013 that propelled her into the spotlight, earning her numerous accolades, including the prestigious Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Emerging from the triumph of 12 Years a SlaveLupita Nyong’o graced the silver screen in a series of successful movies, such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), Black Panther (2018), and Us (2019). Notably, her foray into the world of theater included a Tony Award nomination for her role in Eclipsed in 2015.

The whispers of August carried enchanting tidings, suggesting that Disney had their sights set on casting Lupita Nyong’o in the role of Tiana in the much-anticipated live-action rendition of the beloved animated film The Princess and the Frog

Should this enchanting possibility come to fruition, it would undoubtedly delight admirers of Nyong’o’s talents and the timeless magic of the original tale. This potential partnership between Lupita Nyong’o and Disney underscores the studio’s commitment to inclusivity and representation within the cinematic landscape.

Awards & Nominations

Academy Awards

  • 2013 Won: Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave 
  • 2019 Nominated: Best Actress for Us 

Golden Globe Awards

  • 2013 Won: Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Drama for 12 Years a Slave 
  • 2019 Nominated: Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Us

BAFTA Awards

  • 2013 Won: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 12 Years a Slave 

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 2013 Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for 12 Years a Slave 

NAACP Image Awards

  • 2013 Won: Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for 12 Years a Slave 
  • 2019 Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Us 

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

  • 2013 Won: Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave 

Other awards and nominations

  • 2016 Won: Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Eclipsed 
  • 2020 Won: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for Serengeti 
  • 2020 Nominated: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for Serengeti 
  • 2018 Nominated: Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Normal Heart 

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Lupita Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo)
  • Twitter handle: Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo)
  • Facebook: Lupita Nyong’o
  • YouTube channel: Lupita Nyong’o

Personal Life

Lupita Nyong’o has had romantic entanglements with K’Naan (2013-2014) and Janelle Monáe. She was rumored to be involved with Michael B. Jordan (2018), Jared Leto (2014), Michael Fassbender (2013), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (2012-2013).

Interestingly, Lupita Nyong’o‘s romantic journey took a public turn when she and Selema Masekela confirmed their relationship via Instagram in December 2022. The revelation was accompanied by a delightful reel showcasing their synchronized red-carpet transformations and the rhythmic snap of fingers set to the captivating tune of The King’s Affirmation by Iniko and Reuel Williams.

 It is worth noting that, as of now, Lupita Nyong’o has no children. Lupita Nyong’o is a 41-year-old actress celebrating her birthday Every March 1.


  • 2009 12 years old Slave 
  • 2014 Non-Stop 
  • 2016 The Jungle Book 
  • 2016 Queen of Katwe 
  • 2019 Us 
  • 2019 Little Monsters 
  • 2019 Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker 
  • 2022 The 355 
  • 2022 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • 2024 A Quiet Place: Day One 

Net Worth

Lupita Nyong’o, a well-known actress of Kenyan and Mexican origin, has a staggering net worth of $12 million in wealth. Her impressive portrayal in the highly acclaimed 2013 film, in which she won the coveted Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress—can be credited with contributing to her rise to fame.

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