Lupita Amondi Nyong‘o was born in 1983 in Mexico City, of Mexican-Kenyan descent. Lupita is a famous film director and actress, beginning her career working as an assistant on various movies, and only later starting to actually appear on screen. Lupita is perhaps best known for her role in the very successful movie called “12 Years a Slave”. Lupita was even named as the “Woman of the Year”, which shows the popularity she gained because of her talent. During her career Nyong’o has been nominated for and has won such awards as BAFTA Award, Dorian Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, MTV Africa Music Award and others. Now Lupita is considered to be one of the most successful actresses in the industry.
Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth $500,000
So how rich is Lupita Nyong’o? It is estimated that Lupita’s net worth is $500,000, the main source of her wealth being her appearances on television shows and in movies. Undoubtedly, Lupita’s net worth will grow, as she is now very popular and acclaimed among others in the industry. Let’s hope that soon her fans will be able to see her in more movies and television shows and that her work will be successful and acclaimed.
Lupita Nyong’o went to high school in Nairobi, Kenya, but then studied at Hampshire College in the USA from which she graduated with a degree in film and theatre studies. When she was still very young, she started acting in plays and also became a part of the “Phoenix Players”. Nyong’o later she worked as an assistant on such movies as “The Constant Gardener”, “Where God Left His Shoes” and “The Namesake”. This was the time when Lupita Nyong’o’s net worth began growing quickly. In 2008 Lupita was cast in the movie called “East River”. One year later she wrote and produced the documentary movie, “In My Genes”; this also added to Lupita’s net worth. After some time she started studying acting in the Yale School of Drama, and there appeared in several plays. In 2013 Nyong’o was cast in her most famous role in the movie entitled “12 Years a Slave”. There she had an opportunity to work with such actors as Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson and others. This movie was one of the most successful movies of the year and gained a lot of critical acclaim. The success of it had a huge impact on the growth of Lupita Nyong’o’s net worth. It has been announced that Lupita will appear in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which is most likely to bring her more fame and praise.
All in all, it can be said that Lupita Nyong’o is one of the most successful of contemporary actresses. Although she is only now becoming acclaimed and famous, there is no doubt that she will become even more successful and popular in the future, as now many producers want to have her in their movies. Significantly, Lupita’s success has had a significant, positive effect on other aspiring black actresses. Eventually, Lupita’s net worth will also grow and she will become not only one of the most successful but also one of the richest actresses in the industry.
Ranked as having one of the "Most Beautiful Famous Faces" by TC Candler's list of the "100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World" for 4 consecutive years. She was ranked #17 in 2016, #11 in 2015 and #3 in 2014 and #26 in 2014.
Resides in Brooklyn, New York. 
Is frequently the subject of famed photographer duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
The N and G in her surname are actually silent.
Nominated for the 2016 Best Leading Actress in a Play Tony Award for her performance in "The Eclipsed". She lost the award to Jessica Lange for her performance in "Long Day's Journey into Night".
Was originally cast as Angela Rivera in Southpaw (2015), but was replaced by Naomie Harris after dropping out of the project.
Her first "Vogue" magazine cover (July 2014) was photographed by Swedish photographer Mikael Jansson.
Unveiled as the "Face of Lancôme" becoming the first black celebrity to represent the French luxury cosmetic brand. She is the fourth Academy Award-winning actress to merit this post after Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz and Kate Winslet. [April 2014]
Was the 142nd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave (2013) at The 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014.
Her mother, Dorothy, is the managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation and has her own communications company.
Her father, Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, a former college professor, was elected to represent Kisumu County in the Kenyan Senate in 2013.
Moved from Mexico back to Kenya with her family when she was less than a year old.
Is of Luo descent on both sides of her family.
Her brother, Junior, was her date to the Oscars in 2014.
Is fluent in Luo, English, Swahili and Spanish.
Considers herself Mexican-Kenyan.
When she won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in 12 Years a Slave (2013) in 2014, she became the first Kenyan to win an Oscar, the first African actress to win Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the first Mexican-born actress to win an Oscar.
Born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents. Her father, Professor Anyang' Nyong'o, is a senator in Kenya.
It is a Luo tradition to name a child after the events of the day, so her parents named her Lupita. She is the second of six children.
Lupita is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Go where you are loved. People who see the best in you bring out the best in you.
Beautiful people have many advantages, but so do friendly people...I think beauty is an expression of love.
My mother taught me that there are more valuable ways to achieve beauty than just through external features. She was focused on compassion and respect, and those are the things that ended up translating to me as beauty.
My mother taught me that your presentation is an expression of how much you care about yourself and those around you.
My mother would say to me, "You can't eat beauty. It doesn't feed you." And these words plagued and bothered me; I didn't really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant when she said you can't eat beauty was that you can't rely on how you look to sustain you. What does sustain us... what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.
I realize that beauty was not a thing I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be.
[on her parents] They raised all of us to listen to what we think our calling is and then do it. Do it. And do it well. With a sense of purpose. And so, when my interest was in acting they were very supportive. My mother drove me to rehearsals every day at school. My father was a thespian, so he can live vicariously.
[on being directed by Steve McQueen] Patsey is simple. She's not noble. He wasn't interested in a portrait of her as a noble savage. I had to move away from sympathy to a place of empathy, rather than just commenting on her situation, trying to buy people's love for her. Because she was just trying to get by on a day-to-day basis.
Having stamina. I think that's what my three years at Yale rewarded me with, a kind of stamina. And also building a kind of confidence in myself. At Yale they say, 'Hold on tightly. Let go lightly'. That's it. You hold on, and then you just let go with it and trust that when [the director] says 'Cut' and then when he says 'Action' again, it will be there.
I'm Mexican and Kenyan at the same time. I've seen the quarrels over my nationality, but I'm Kenyan and Mexican at the same time. So again, I am Mexican-Kenyan and I am fascinated by carne asada tacos.
[on supermodel Alek Wek] She was dark as night and was in all the magazines and on runways. My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome. I couldn't believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me as beautiful. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy. But a flower couldn't help but bloom inside of me.
I got teased and taunted about my skin. My one prayer to God was that I would wake up lighter skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of the mirror because I wanted to see my face first. Every day I would feel the disappointment of being just as dark as the day before.
[2014: Academy Award acceptance speech, closing remarks] When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind every child that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.
[on portraying Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (2013)] I was heartbroken by her story. I just felt so sorry for her. I recognized then that I had a lot of work to do to get to a point where I could play her, because feeling that kind of sympathy for someone is no way to actually inhabit them.. She was just simple and she was trying to get by on a daily basis. She's not sentimental about her pain. I had to have the same kind of attitude.
[on retaining overnight the elaborate scarring makeup on her back, incurred in the brutal whipping scene with the sadistic plantation owner] They were haunting. I could only sleep on my belly. I was just so aware of them the whole night. I remember fretting and weeping, and then it occurred to me that my discomfort was temporary, and the woman who I was playing, her discomfort was permanent. It just really centered me, and really quieted my soul for the next day's work.