Lupita Nyong’o Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Lupita Nyong’o

Biography / Wiki

An international filmmaker and actress Lupita Nyong’o are known for her Academy Award-winning role as Patsey in ’12 Years a Slave’ and as Nakia in ‘Black Panther’. She was born on March 1, 1983, in Mexico City. Though she is the daughter of Kenyan Politician Peter Anyang Nyong’o, she has made a name for herself in her own respect.

She is an actress, film, and music video director of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship. After graduation, she worked as a production assistant on several Hollywood films. Due to her outstanding performance in movies, she has earned numerous awards and nominations.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth March 1, 1983
Age 40 Years
Height In Centimeters – 165 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’5”

Weight In Kilograms – 50 kg

In Pounds- 110 lbs

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Figure Measurements 34-24-36
Bra Size 34A
Dress Size 6 (US)
Shoe Size 9 (US)

Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $75 million approximately.

Education / Family

She was born to Kenyan parents Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang Nyong’o. Her parents were in political exile when she was born and returned to their homeland of Kenya during Lupita’s childhood. Her father became part of the country’s senate while her mother took a leadership position with the Africa Cancer Foundation.

She studied at St. Mary’s School in Nairobi and later attended Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies. During school summer vacation, she discovered her interest in filming, acting, and theatre. She worked as a production assistant and met Ralph Fiennes who encouraged her to become an actress.


Lupita Nyong’o

Real name Lupita Amondi Nyong’o
Birth Place Mexico City, Mexico
Profession Actress
Zodiac sign Pisces
School Rusinga International School

St. Mary’s School, Nairobi

College Hampshire College (BA)

Yale University

Religion Christianity
Nationality American, Kenyan
Home Town Brooklyn, New York
Debut Film – East River (2008)

TV – Shuga (2009)

Lupita Nyong’o Debut in Shuga
Lupita Nyong’o Debut in Shuga

Fathers Name Peter Anyang Nyong’o


Lupita Nyong’o with her Father
Lupita Nyong’o with her Father

Mothers Name Dorothy Nyong’o


Lupita Nyong’o with her Mother
Lupita Nyong’o with her Mother

Brothers Peter Nyong’o


Lupita Nyong’o with her Brother
Lupita Nyong’o with her Brother

Sister Esperanza Nyong’o


Lupita Nyong’o with her Sister
Lupita Nyong’o with her Sister

Career / Fashion And Style

Before becoming an actress, she worked as part of the production crew for several movies including Fernando Meirelles, The Constant Gardener, Salvatore Stabil’s and many more. She wrote, directed, and produced the documentary In My Genes about the discriminatory treatment of Kenya’s Albino population.

She landed a part in director Steve McQueen’s drama 12 Years a Slave. Her performance in Star Wars was appreciated by the audience and she was nominated for titles ‘Best Virtual Performance’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the 2016 MTV Movie Award and 42nd Saturn Awards.

She also appeared as Nakia is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character ‘Black Panthers’. She has become a majestic fashion icon with red-carpet appearances.

Lupita Nyong’o Nakia role in Black Panther
Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia role in Black Panther

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husbands, and More

Boyfriends Chiwetel Ejiofor, British Actor (2012)


Lupita Nyong’o with Chiwetel Ejiofor
Lupita Nyong’o with Chiwetel Ejiofor

K’Naan, Canadian Musician (2013-2014)

Lupita Nyong’o with K'Naan
Lupita Nyong’o with K’Naan

Michael Fassbender, Irish Actor (2013)

Lupita Nyong’o with Michael Fassbender
Lupita Nyong’o with Michael Fassbender

Jared Leto, American Musician (2014)

Lupita Nyong’o with Jared Leto
Lupita Nyong’o with Jared Leto

Marital Status Unmarried
Husband N/A 

Favourite Things

Here we are providing you the list of her favourite things.

Favourite Food Margherita Pizza
Favourite Song So Special by Mavado
Favourite Beverage Pineapple Juice
Favourite Movie The Lunch Box

Lupita Nyong’o

Some Interesting Facts About Lupita Nyong’o

  • She holds dual citizenship in both Kenya and Mexico.
  • She learned Spanish at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico’s Learning Center and stayed at Taxco, Guerrero.
  • Due to some political issues, her family was forced to leave Kenya.
  • She worked as a production assistant in the film Fernando Meirelles’s The Constant Gardener in 2005.
  • In 2014, she won the Oscar in the category of ‘Best-Supporting Actress’ for her promising performance in 12 Years a Slave.

  • Lupita produced many films including Mira Nair’s The Namesake and Salvatore Stabile’s Where God Left his shoes.
  • She has become an inspiration for all the black girls and appeared on the cover page of a plethora of magazines like Vogue, Elle, In Style and many more.
  • In 2016, her talent emerged out as a voice artist in the movie ‘The Jungle Book’ where she voiced character Raksha.
  • She can also speak fluent Spanish, Luo, English, and Swahili.
  • She gave an outstanding speech on the beauty of black women at the Essence Black Women which stole the hearts of the listeners.
  • She became the fifteenth actress to win an Oscar for a debut performance in a feature film.
  • Her hobbies are watching movies and walking in the park. She shared her daily life routine in the Vogue magazine interview.

  • Her ethnicity is Luo Reagan.
  • She has also received an Obie Award for a distinguished performance by an Ensemble, Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway, and a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a play.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @lupitanyongo
  2. Twitter@Lupita_Nyongo
  3. Facebook @LupitaNyong’o
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