Born on March 1,1983, Lupita Nyongo (Nyong’o) is a Kenyan-Mexican actress who began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. She is mostly known for her role as s Patsey in Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which she won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is the daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang Nyong’o. For more information, read the article below.

Lupita Nyongo

Before Fame: She attended Hampshire College and Yale University.

Family/ Relationships

Lupita Nyongo Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Mexico City and raised in Kenya, she is the daughter of Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a college professor turned politician. She is of Luo descent on both sides of her family, and is the second of six children. Her father is a former Minister for Medical Services in the Kenyan government.

Lupita Nyongo Affair/Married/Dating

Not Available at the moment. For more information, contact her on twitter and Instagram.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Lupita Amondi Nyong’o
  • Nicknames: Lupita Nyong’o
  • Birthday: march 1, 1983
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Current Residence: Brooklyn, New York
  • Education:  Hampshire College, Yale University
  • Profession: Actress
  • Nationality: Kenyan, Mexican
  • Ethnicity/Race: Black
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Pisces
  • Spouse/Wife:  Not Available
  • Children: Not Available
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
  • Weight: 51 kg ( 112.5 lbs)
  • Dress Size: 6 (US)
  • Shoe Size: 8.5 (US)
  • Chest Size: 34 inches
  • Waist Size: 24 inches
  • Hip Size: 37 inches
  • Bra Size/ Breast Size: 34A

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • She played a supporting role as Patsey in the Oscar Winning 2013 historical drama film 12 Years a Slave.
  • In 2008, Lupita appeared in a short film titled East River for her role as “F”.
  • She has a celebrity crush on Leonardo DiCaprio since the 1996 movie “Romeo + Juliet”.
  • Lupita is the first Mexican-born actress to win an Oscar.
  • Her dad was a former Kenyan Minister for Medical Services.
  • She was originally cast as Angela Rivera in Southpaw (2015), but was replaced by Naomie Harris after dropping out of the project.

Memorable Quotes:

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.