Lupita was born to parents, father Peter Anyang Nyoung’o, former Minister for Medical Services, and mother Dorothy Nyoung’o and she grew up with her siblings Peter and Esperanza. She attended St. Mary’s School, graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theater studies and completed her master’s degree program in acting at the Yale School of Drama. Regarding her nationality, she is African-Mexican and Kenyan.
Firstly, Nyong started her career working as a part of the production crew for films like, The Constant Gardener, The Namesake, etc. which led her to short film East River. She also appeared in several Kenyan television series which brought her to the limelight. She won the first position at the Five College Film Festival.
Later, after completing her master degree, Lupita made her breakthrough role in historical drama 12 Years a Slave. The movie earned her Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, etc. Her diligent performance bridged her in Non-Stop, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, The Jungle Book, and upcoming Black Panther.
Moreover, Nyong also made several stage performances with outstanding performance and won Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, Drama League Award. She was chosen as one of the faces for Miu Miu’s spring campaign with Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, and Bella Heathcote. Lupita also appeared in UK magazine Dazed & Confused, Glamour, Lucky Magazine, as well as in Vogue and became second and ninth African woman to appear on the cover.
Moving towards her personal life, Nyong is reportedly in a relationship with her fashion designer boyfriend Mobolaji Dawodu. She was also in a relationship with K’Naan, a Canadian musician. She was also rumored to have an affair with Jared Leto, Michael Fassbender, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. She hasn’t married yet and is focusing more on her career.
Lupita Nyong’o earns the tremendous amount of money from her professional career. The big chunk of her earning comes from her movie career. It has been estimated that her current Net worth is around $ 500 thousand.