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Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Cinema Bloggers AwardCinema Bloggers Awards, PortugalBest Supporting Actress - International Competition12 Years a Slave (2013)
2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Duo - International Competition12 Years a Slave (2013)· Chiwetel Ejiofor
2015CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Melhor Atriz Secundária)12 Years a Slave (2013)
2015CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest Scene or Sequence (Melhor Cena ou Sequência)12 Years a Slave (2013)· Michael Fassbender
2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting Female12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsSupporting Actress of the Year12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - Female12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Breakthrough Performance AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Breakout Performance12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Breakthrough Performance12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble12 Years a Slave (2013)· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Alfre Woodard
2013BOFCA AwardBoston Online Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Pauline Kael Breakout AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle Awards12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Breakthrough PerformerHamptons International Film Festival12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013New Hollywood AwardHollywood Film Awards12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting Performance12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Feature Film12 Years a Slave (2013)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion PictureQueen of Katwe (2016)
2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Voice PerformanceThe Jungle Book (2016)
2017COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressQueen of Katwe (2016)
2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureQueen of Katwe (2016)
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2016MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Virtual PerformanceStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2016OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)· Daisy Ridley
· John Boyega
· Harrison Ford
· Carrie Fisher
· Peter Mayhew
· Anthony Daniels
· Mark Hamill
· Adam Driver
· Andy Serkis
· Oscar Isaac
· Domhnall Gleeson
· Gwendoline Christie
· Max von Sydow
2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actress - International Competition12 Years a Slave (2013)
2015IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014EE Rising Star AwardBAFTA Awards
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014AACTA International AwardAACTA International AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBreakthrough Performance of the Year12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Female Newcomer12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the Year - Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2014Breakthrough AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble Cast12 Years a Slave (2013)· Brad Pitt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Alfre Woodard
· Paul Dano
· Chris Chalk
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Garret Dillahunt
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Taran Killam
· Scoot McNairy
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Michael Kenneth Williams
2014Guardian Film AwardGuardian Film Awards, UKBest Supporting Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista)12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female Performance12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Alfre Woodard
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising Performer12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the Year12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest Movie Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBreakthrough Performance on Camera12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting Ensemble12 Years a Slave (2013)· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Michael Fassbender
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Paul Giamatti
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Alfre Woodard
· Adepero Oduye
· Garret Dillahunt
· Scoot McNairy
· Taran Killam
· Chris Chalk
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Liza J. Bennett
· Kelsey Scott
· Quvenzhané Wallis
· Devyn A. Tyler
· Cameron Zeigler
2013SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the Year12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting Actress12 Years a Slave (2013)


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#Fact
1Ranked 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.
2Resides in Brooklyn, New York. [2016]
3Is frequently the subject of famed photographer duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
4The N and G in her surname are actually silent.
5Nominated 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".
6Shared the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's 2016 Hollywood issue with, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel Weisz, Charlotte Rampling, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and Saoirse Ronan. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
7First Mexican actress to win an Academy Award.
8Second Vogue cover appearance: October 2015.
9In 2014, was chosen by People Magazine as the World's Most Beautiful woman.
10Is one of 13 actresses who won their Best Supporting Actress Oscars in a movie that also won the Best Picture Oscar (she won for 12 Years a Slave (2013)). The others are Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Teresa Wright for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Celeste Holm for Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Mercedes McCambridge for All the King's Men (1949), Donna Reed for From Here to Eternity (1953), Eva Marie Saint for On the Waterfront (1954), Rita Moreno for West Side Story (1961), Meryl Streep for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Juliette Binoche for The English Patient (1996), Judi Dench for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago (2002).
11Was originally cast as Angela Rivera in Southpaw (2015), but was replaced by Naomie Harris after dropping out of the project.
12Her first "Vogue" magazine cover (July 2014) was photographed by Swedish photographer Mikael Jansson.
13Unveiled 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]
14Was 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.
15Her mother, Dorothy, is the managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation and has her own communications company.
16Her father, Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, a former college professor, was elected to represent Kisumu County in the Kenyan Senate in 2013.
17Moved from Mexico back to Kenya with her family when she was less than a year old.
18Is of Luo descent on both sides of her family.
19Her brother, Junior, was her date to the Oscars in 2014.
20Is fluent in Luo, English, Swahili and Spanish.
21Considers herself Mexican-Kenyan.
22When 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.
23Is the fourth Mexican born actress to be nominated for an Oscar. The others in chronological order are: Katy Jurado for Broken Lance (1954), Salma Hayek for Frida (2002) and Adriana Barraza for Babel (2006).
24Born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents. Her father, Professor Anyang' Nyong'o, is a senator in Kenya.
25It 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.
26Lupita is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

#Quote
1Go where you are loved. People who see the best in you bring out the best in you.
2Beautiful people have many advantages, but so do friendly people...I think beauty is an expression of love.
3My 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.
4My mother taught me that your presentation is an expression of how much you care about yourself and those around you.
5My 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.
6I realize that beauty was not a thing I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be.
7[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.
8[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.
9Having 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.
10I'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.
11[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.
12I 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.
13[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.
14[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.
15[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.

#Trademark
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