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Lupita Nyong'o

Actress

Lupita Nyong’o is an Academy Award-winning Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. A graduate of Hampshire College, she went on to receive a master’s degree from Yale School of Drama in 2012. Best known for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Lupita won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Female Role.  As well as working on women’s issues in Africa and supporting the arts in her homeland, in June of 2015, Lupita traveled to Kenya and joined the WildAid team as our Global Elephant Ambassador, advocating for their protection and survival. 

Actress