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Lupita Nyong'o

Born: March 1, 1983, Mexico City - Mexico

Lupita Nyong'o is an actress, film and music video director of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship.

After graduating from Hampshire College with a bachelor's degree in film and theatre studies, Nyong'o worked as a production assistant on several Hollywood films.

In 2008 she made her acting debut with the short film “East River” and subsequently starred in the Kenyan television series “Shuga” (2009). In 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary film “In My Genes”.

Nyong'o later completed a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama, followed by her first feature film role in Steve McQueen's historical drama “12 Years a Slave” (2013).

Her role in the film was widely acclaimed, earning her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other awards and nominations. In 2014, she was named “The Most Beautiful Woman” by People Magazine.

Since her success in “12 Years a Slave”, she has played roles in the films “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “The Jungle Book”, “Queen of Katwe”, and in 2018, she is set to star in Marvel's “Black Panther”.


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Poster of Black Panther

Black Panther (2018)

Movie
Superhero |
USA |

T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

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Poster of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Movie
Action |
Adventure |
Fantasy |
Sci-Fi |
USA |
| 152 Min

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

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Poster of The Jungle Book
76%

The Jungle Book (2016)

Movie
Animation |
Adventure |
USA |
| 106 Min

An orphan boy is raised in the Jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther.

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Poster of Queen of Katwe
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Queen of Katwe (2016)

Movie
Drama |
USA |
South Africa |
| 124 Min

a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads

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Poster of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Movie
Action |
Adventure |
Sci-Fi |
Fantasy |
USA |
| 136 Min

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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Poster of Non-Stop
70%

Non-Stop (2014)

Movie
Action |
Thriller |
France |
United Kingdom |
| 106 Min

Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, todays flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text mes...

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Poster of 12 Years a Slave
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12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Drama |
United Kingdom |
| 134 Min

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solom...

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