Lupita Nyong’o is an international filmmaker and actress known for her Academy Award-winning role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.
Born in 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, Lupita Nyong’o started acting as a teen in Kenya and went on to work behind the scenes of the film The Constant Gardener. She directed and produced the albinism documentary In My Genes and starred in the TV series Shuga. Nyong’o went on to earn acclaim for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which she won the 2014 Academy Award for best supporting actress, among other honors.
Lupita Nyong’o has quickly become not only the sweetheart of the fashion world, but of the whole world. Everyone has waited with bated breath to see what amazing gown she shows up in on the red carpet next. She has been named the world’s most beautiful person for 2014 by People magazine.
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