Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong’o
Real Name/Full Name Lupita Amondi Nyong’o
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Lupita Nyong’o
Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1st March 1983
Age/How Old: 41 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 51 Kg
In Pounds – 112.5 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o
Mother – Dorothy Ogada Buyu
Siblings: Peter Nyong’o and Esperanza Nyong’o
School: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
College: Yale School of Drama
Religion: N/A
Nationality: Kenyan-Mexican
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $12 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress who is mostly known for her role in the film, 12 Years a Slave and Black Panther. She began her acting career in Hollywood as a production assistant and made her film debut in 2008 in a short film called East River. In 2009, she returned to Kenya to become part of the show called Shuga. She also wrote, directed and produced her own documentary called In My Genes.

Her first feature film was Steve McQueen’s biographical period drama called 12 Years a Slave. The movie was done in 2013 and her role was as a Patsey, and she really received a lot of critical acclaim for that role. She became very popular after playing that role and since then, she has been getting many other opportunities in acting.

Well, how well do you know about Lupita Nyong’o? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Lupita Nyong’o’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Lupita Nyong’o to date.

Biography and Early Life

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o was born on the 1st of March 1983, Mexico City, Mexico. She was born to Kenyan parents; Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang Nyong’o, a college professor. At the time, the family had moved out of Kenya when there was a lot of political unrest. Her father was a visiting professor in Political Science at El Colegio de Mexico.

The family returned to Kenya when she was less than one year old when her father was appointed a professor at the University of Nairobi. Lupita described her upbringing as middle-class, suburban. She grew up in an artistic family, where get-togethers involved performances by the children and trips to see plays.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Lupita Nyong’o in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Lupita Nyong’o’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 24th June 2024 having been born on 1 March 1983. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 112.5 lbs in Pound and 51 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


When Lupita was 16 years old, her parents sent her to Mexico to learn Spanish. While she was there, she resided in Taxco, Guerrero and took classes at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico’s Learning Centre for Foreigners.

In Kenya, she attended Rusinga International School and attended school plays. She later went to St. Mary’s School in Nairobi where she earned an IB Diploma in 2001. In the USA, she attended college at Hampshire College where she graduated with a degree in film and theatre studies.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Nyong’o currently resides in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. She is a fluent speaker in English, Spanish, Luo, and Swahili. At the Essence Black Women Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Lupita talked about the beauty of black women and how inspired she was by South Sudanese model, Alek Wek.

In 2014, she was recruited by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and she helps prevent the construction of a stadium on a historical site in Richmond, Virginia. In 2015, she was announced as WildAid’s Global Elephant Ambassador and promised to advocate globally for elephants.

Is Lupita Nyongo Lesbian?

No, Lupita Nyong’o is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

In 2013, she appeared in her first feature film called 12 Years a Slave. Her portrayal of a young slave woman who is a patsy was incredible and received critical acclaim. The film was directed by Steve McQueen and was named Best Picture. He next movie was in 2014 in the movie, NonStop, alongside actors like Liam Neeson. In 2015, she appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and later voiced a computer-animated version of wolf Raksha in The Jungle Book.

In 2016, she starred in the biopic directed by Mira Nair called Queen of Katwe. She played an impoverished Ugandan mother who encourages her child (a chess prodigy) to play chess. In 2018, she was part of the acclaimed superhero movie, Black Panther, where she played the bodyguard and former lover of the main character.

In 2019, she starred in Jordan Peele’s, Us, where she starred as the mother of a family which is raided by doppelgängers. In the same year, she reprised her role as Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.


Lupita Nyong’o is an incredibly talented actress. She won her first Academy Award for her feature film debut in 12 Years a Slave, where she became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win the award. She has been nominated so many times for different awards and has won so many of them. Here are some of the awards that she has won:

  1. BET Award for Best Actress in 2014.
  2. 4 NAACP Image Awards for her efforts in 12 Years a Slave and Black Panther.
  3. Hollywood Film Award in 2013.
  4. 3 Black Reel Awards for her efforts in 12 Years a Slave and

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lupita Nyongo in ’2024’

Lupita Nyong'o Net Worth
Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth

Lupita Nyong’o has had an incredibly successful career appearing in some of the best movies of our generation. As of 2024, the talented artist has an estimated net of $12 Million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She holds both Kenyan and Mexican citizenship and identifies as a Kenyan-Mexican.
  • In Kenya, it is the tradition of the Luo people to name a child after the events of the day. Therefore, her parents gave her the Spanish name, Lupita, a diminutive of Guadalupe.

Lupita Nyong’o is a really good actress and also very talented. She has garnered a lot of respect in the world which is mainly because of how she can portray any type of character she wants. She is also an inspiration especially to young black women who aspire to achieve something great one day.


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