Lupita Amondi Nyong'o
is an actress and filmmaker of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship. She is best known for her performance as Patsey in Steve McQueen's critically acclaimed historical drama 12 Years a Slave
) for which she earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
For Disney, she portrayed Maz Kanata via Motion capture, in the 2015 film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the 2017 film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the 2019 film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and voiced her in the 2017 television series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny and she provided the voice of Raksha in the 2016 live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. She also played Harriet Mutesi in Queen of Katwe, and Nakia in the 2018 Marvel superhero film, Black Panther.
Lupita Nyong'o attending the 72nd annual Golden Globes in January 2015.
Lupita Nyong'o behind the scenes of The Jungle Book.
Lupita Nyong'o at premiere of Queen of Katwe in September 2016.
Lupita Nyong'o speaks at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con.
Lupita Nyong'o attending the 2019 Sundance Film Fest.