Who Is Lupita Nyongo?

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Lupita Nyongo

Lupita Nyongo is an actress who appeared in a recent movie titled 12 Years A Slave.

I wanted to go and see this movie, but I didn’t because I was concerned that it would upset me to the point where it would be difficult for me to get it out of my mind.  I was told by people who saw it that it is really “raw” and that I would be crying throughout the entire film.  One person I know said that he nearly walked out because it was too much for him.  I think that I will watch it some day, but I have to mentally and emotionally prepare myself.

Anyway, getting back to Lupita, one thing that I kept hearing from everyone who saw 12 Years A Slave is that there is a new actress from Africa playing a key role, and that she is stunningly beautiful.  Every single person who saw the movie said that to me.

Lupita Nyongo 2After looking at these photos I would have to agree.

Lupita is beyond GORGEOUS!

12-Years-a-Slave-Lupita-Nyongo-2Lupita was actually born in Mexico.  Her parents, who are from Kenya, were political refugees there for a while, and that is how Lupita came to be born in Mexico.  I think it is lovely that her parents gave her a Mexican name.  A few months before Lupita reached her first birthday, her parents returned to Kenya, and Lupita was raised in Kenya.  As of this blog post Lupita resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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DuJour-Magazine-Lupita-Nyongo-December-2013-Cover-BellaNaija-December-2013-493x600Lupita, who attended Yale University, also models.

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Lupita-Nyongo-3Primarily Lupita considers herself an actress since it is what she studied in college.  12 Years A Slave is her first movie.

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Lupita and director Steve McQueen

Here is Lupita on the set of 12 Years A Slave

MCDTWYE FS028Lupita was nominated for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

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Lupita and Alfre Woodard

13GLOBES1-blog480I think that Lupita has “Presence” as well.

Lupita NyongoLupita has flawless, even toned and smooth chocolate-colored skin.

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Adobe Photoshop PDF12 Years A Slave also stars Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfre Woodard, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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f834f891-852d-428b-9aad-20113fe21194This movie is based on a true story.  I think I will read the book first before attempting to watch it.

Your Charming Comments

  1. says

    I just saw the book at Barnes & Noble on their clearance racks, so I think you shouldn’t have too hard a time finding it. Like you, I want to read the book first before I decide if I really want to see the movie or not.

  2. Fanny/iz4blue says

    She’s gorgeous and what a difficult role to play! I look forward to your review of the book. I’d like to read it one day too, so to compare it to the movie. Some of the scenes were beyond raw and I remember roots! I was disappointed by the ending and thought some of the emotional scenes dragged on too much but the performances were outstanding.

    • says

      One of my dear friend’s said she had to cover her eyes during the beating scenes. It was too much. She said that the theater was packed and everyone was silent and seemed in shock.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts about 12 Years A Slave.

      I watched Roots when it originally aired on TV. It was and continues to be a powerful film series.

  3. Pearl McElheran says

    Thank you for providing this information on this extraordinarily beautiful women. I, too, was wondering who she was after I saw her in that stunning red gown at the Golden Globes.

    Like you, I have postponed (perhaps indefinitely)seeing “Twelve Years a Slave” for the same reasons you give.

    • says

      Yes, Lupita was truly stunning in that red dress. I think she does justice to every color she wears. Luipta is a true beauty. Perfections flame!

      I was planning to go and see this movie one Saturday a couple of months ago, but I chickened out at the last minute. I know that my curiosity will eventually lead me to watch it. It is still in the movie theaters here.

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