Lupita Nyong’o celebrates her 40th birthday: from debut to Hollywood star

Lupita Nyong’o He made a name for himself in Hollywood with his role in 12 Years a Slave, which earned him his first (and so far only) Oscar nomination and win.

Since then, he has performed in major productions such as Queen of Katwe, Black Panther, Us, and others.

Nyong’o received her PhD in acting from the Yale School of Drama and upon graduation managed to land the role of Patsy, a slave girl who suffers abuse and abuse from a plantation owner and his wife. “12 years of slavery”, Steve McQueen.

The actress told Rolling Stone magazine that “Patsy is a woman who fought her pain without getting bogged down in it, even when she asked to die (…) What she went through was real, so I have to roll up my sleeves and do it, and it will cost a lot.. But I have the privilege of leaving every day, and she doesn’t (…) It was my duty to the woman who lived this life to tell her story with will and dignity.”

Before studying in the USA Nyong’o was born on March 1, 1983 in Mexico.but he lived in Kenya, where his parents are from, but at that time he returned to the Aztec people, where he lived for several months to improve his Spanish.

After 12 Years a Slave, the actress starred in Non-Stop in 2014. A year later, she participated in one of the most famous sagas in the world. Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakenswhere he played Maza Kanata, a role he returned to play in the next release.

In addition, Nyong’o voiced Raksha in The Juggling Book in 2016. That same year, she also played the mother of Ugandan chess player Fiona Mutesi in Queen of Katwa.

Her work is associated not only with the production of films, but also with the beauty ambassadors of many brands. Wrote her own children’s book which he called “Sulwe” and is about a girl who accepts and loves her “dark as midnight” skin color.

“In no way do I think a child will read this and will never have a problem with the world discriminating against their skin or they discriminating against their skin,” she told Marie Claire. “But at least you have a base. Something that reminds you that you’ve had enough. As for me, I have parents who do it.”

Author: Andrea Espinoza
Source: La Opinion

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