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Lupita Nyong’o

Réalisateur/trice, Acteur/trice


Lupita Nyong’o est une actrice et réalisatrice kenyane. Wikipédia

Elle est née le 1er mars 1983, à Mexico (Mexique).
Elle suit une formation de comédienne à la Yale School of Drama.
Elle a réalisé In My Genes (2009, 78min., Kenya) sur des albinos face à la société. Elle
En 2014, elle remporte l’Oscar de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour 12 Years a Slave (réalisé par Steve McQueen, GB/USA, 2013).
Pour son rôle de » Patsey » dans ce film (qui a décroché 3 oscars : Meilleur Film, Meilleure Adaptation et celui de Lupita, et qui raconte la lutte de Solomon Northup face à l’esclavage), elle a reçu plusieurs distinctions, nominations et récompenses dont le Screen Actors Guild Award de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle (décerné par les acteurs américains).


Kenyan Actress and Filmmaker.
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Dark Brown

Manager: Didi Rea (D2 Management)
Phone: +1 310-288-3040

Agent: Brian Davidson (Innovative Artists Agency)
Email: [email protected]

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Stylist: Micaela Erlanger

Born in March 1st, 1983, in Mexico City (Mexico), from Kenyans parents. She earns a degree from Yale School of Drama.
She won the won the Oscar for best supporting actress in 2014, for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (directed by Steve McQueen, UK/USA, 2013).

The Winter’s Tale, YALE REPERTORY THEATER (Liz Diamond, dir.), as Perdita
The Really Big Fat Show, YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (Chris Bayes, dir.), as Fatty
Uncle Vanya, YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (Ron Van Lieu, dir.), as Sonya
Elijah, YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (Chris Mirto, dir.), as Hélèn Roux
The Taming of the Shrew, YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (Lileana Blain-Cruz, dir.), as Katherine
Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights, YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (Lileana Blain-Cruz, dir.), as Mephisto
the friendship of her thighs, YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (Alex Mihail, dir.), as Trick
Romeo and Juliet, PHOENIX PLAYERS, Kenya (James Falkland, dir.), as Juliet
A Thought In Three Parts, YALE CABARET (Hallie Cooper-Novack, dir.), as Sarah


* Twelve Years A Slave / Plan B Entertainment (Steve McQueen, dir.), as Patsey
Oscar for best supporting actress in 2014
* SHUGA I & I / MTV (Teboho Mahlatsi, dir.), as Ayira (Principal)
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* East River / Short (Marc Grey, dir.), as F (Principal)

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA, Master of Fine Arts in Acting, New Haven, CT
* Recipient of the Eldon Elder Fellowship & Jerome L. Greene Scholarship


HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE, Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, Amherst, MA

International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Theatre Arts certificate

LAMDA ‘Distinction’ certificate in acting

Multilingual: English, Spanish, Swahili, Luo, and conversational Italian; Salsa, West and East African dance experience; various accents; stage combat training; voice: soprano.

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