Lupita Is Fabulous. But You Already Knew That

She woke up like this.

Lupita Nyong'o

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Lupita Nyong'o has been nominated for several awards, including an Oscar, for her performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave and is quickly becoming a fashion icon. Here is a list of more of her fabulousness:

1. She was born in Mexico City but raised in Kenya.

Lupita Nyong'o at the American Film Institute Awards Luncheon

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2. Her father is a prominent Kenyan politician.

Lupita Nyong'o at the 25th Annual Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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3. Nyong'o graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theater studies.


Lupita Nyong'o

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4. She graduated from the Yale School of Drama with a master's degree in acting.


Lupita Nyong'o at the DuJour Magazine party in her honor

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5. Her first job out of Yale was 12 Years a Slave.

Lupita Nyong'o at the MoMa Film Benefit 

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6. Her cousin Isis Nyong'o Madison was on Forbes' list of Africa's Top 20 Youngest Power Women.


Lupita Nyong'o

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7. She wrote, produced and directed the 2009 documentary In My Genes.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o after the Golden Globes, Jan. 12, 2014

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8. She's only 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Lupita Nyong'o W Magazine Celebration of Best Performances and Golden Globe Awards

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9. She resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.


Lupita Nyong'o    

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10. Her next role is in the film Non-Stop.


Lupita Nyong'o with her brother, Julian Nyong'o

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