We LOVE Lupita here at ClaimFame. In fact, she is probably one of our top fave starlets of 2014. We think she embodies all the style, grace, and intelligence of old Hollywood. We also love that she got her start by being a Production Assistant on-set. Here are some fun facts about Lupita I bet you didn’t know:
- Lupita was born in Mexico City, Mexico to Kenyan parents. Her father is a professor and her mother a managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation. She is one of six children and is fluent in English, Spanish, Swahili and Luo!
- Lupita came to the United States to get her education and attended Hampshire College as well as the Yale School of Drama. During school she paid her dues as a production assistant on films include, “The Constant Gardner”.
- “12 Years a Slave” was her first major motion picture role. Imagine starting your career working alongside Brad Pitt? Not too shabby. Lupita beat out 1,000 other actresses for the role of Patsey.
- A fashion powerhouse, Lupita is the face of Miu Miu campaigns and has graced the cover of numerous magazines. She takes her fashion seriously and took to studying different designers, colors, patterns and textiles in preparation numerous press tours. In a recent interview Lupita says, “It’s been a great discovery—to find clothing artists who are doing things that I feel express something about myself.”
A well rounded, worldly and incredibly gracious young woman, Lupita Nyong’o proves that grace and style is not lost in Hollwyood! What do you love about Lupita? What do you think she should star in next? Share your thoughts with us!