Lupita, a Kenyan-Mexican actress and the daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang Nyong’o, entered the world in Mexico City, where her father served as an educator. However, her upbringing unfolded in Kenya from the tender age of one.
Her academic pursuits led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies at Hampshire College in the United States.
Lupita’s journey into the entertainment realm commenced modestly as a production assistant before making a remarkable debut in the short film “East River.” She further showcased her talents in the Kenyan TV series “Shuga.”
Recognized for her exquisite beauty, Lupita earned acclaim as the most beautiful woman by People magazine.
In addition to her acting prowess, Nyong’o is a fervent advocate for combatting sexual harassment and championing women’s and animal rights. As a prominent figure in Hollywood, she sees it as her responsibility to inspire women of her heritage to embrace their innate beauty. Lupita also advocates for the empowerment of black women to embrace their natural hair.