Lupita Is Fabulous. But You Already Knew That

Lupita Nyong'o
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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.

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2. Her father is a prominent Kenyan politician.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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9. She resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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