Movie fanatics of the current generation will definitely have an idea about the name above, as she took a stroll in their hearts through her performances in 12 Years a Slave and the most recent super hit Black Panther. Lupita is one among the actresses right now who are enjoying great stardom and has their dates booked for the next few years. Let us have a look at the route to stardom and the net worth of Lupita Nyong’o in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Lupita Amondi Nyong’o was born on March 1, 1983, in Mexico City, Mexico to Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and Dorothy Ogada Buyu. Lupita is the second of six children to their parents, and her father is a politician in Kenya. Her family moved to Kenya when Lupita was less than a year old, and Lupita attended the Rusinga International School in Kenya. Lupita started to act in school plays from a young age and became a member of a repertory company Phoenix Players. Lupita later completed her BA in film and theatre studies at the Hampshire College and got her Master’s degree at the Yale University.
At the time of the 12 Years a Slaves’ release, Lupita Nyong’o was rumored to be in a relationship with her co-actor Chiwetel Ejiofor which automatically faded the following after she was connected with Jared Leto. Both Jared and Lupita denied the rumors, and in 2014, she was said to be dating singer K Naan after they were clicked together at some events. The latest rumors about Lupita is that she is currently seeing her Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan and the rumors are yet to be addressed by both of them.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Lupita acted in many short films, documentaries and appeared in the Kenyan TV series Shuga during the early stages of her career. She even directed some documentaries and music videos and pursued a master’s degree in acting at the Yale School of Drama.
The day she was dreaming for came through 12 Years a Slave, the movie that garnered her huge fame and international acclaim. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA award, won 2 screen actors guild awards, and also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Before reaching a wide range of audience through her performance in Black Panther, Lupita acted in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Queen of Katwe, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and also gave the voice for Raksha (Mowgli’s mother wolf) in The Jungle Book.
Net Worth & Earnings
The talented actress has a net worth of $10.5 million, and the main source of her income is her profession as an actress.
Apart from movies, Lupita is also a social activist, who promotes women’s rights and voices for the protection of animals. WildAid, an environmental organization announced Lupita as their Global Elephant Ambassador in 2015 and she along with WildAid launched Hearts and Minds, an anti-poaching campaign in 2016.