Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and Mexican-born singer Lupita Nyong’o, she was born in Mexico City and raised in Kenya from the age of sixteen. She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College.
Nyong’o began her acting career as a production assistant on several films, including The Constant Gardener (2005), which starred her future co-star Ralph Fiennes. She made her acting debut with a small role in the British drama Shuga (2009). She went on to star in the independent film Restless City (2011) and had supporting roles in the films Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) and Non-Stop (2014).
In 2015, she starred in the role of Maz Kanata in the Star Wars film The Force Awakens, and had a voice role in the Disney film The Jungle Book. Moreover, Lupita Nyong’o has 10 million+ followers on his Instagram account, as of Oct 2022.
Lupita Nyong’o Parents
Nyong’o was born on March 1, 1983, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and Dorothy Ogada Buyu. Her father is a senator for Kisumu County. Lupita has two siblings; her older sister, actress Zawadi Nyong’o, and her younger brother, Junior Nyong’o.
Dorothy Ogada Buyu Profile
|Dorothy Ogada Buyu
|50 years old (As of 2022)
|Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong’o Mother: Dorothy Ogada Buyu
Lupita Nyong’o’s mother, Dorothy Ogada Buyu, is a Kenyan-born Mexican citizen. She works as a managing editor at Africa Review, a pan-African news and current affairs magazine based in Nairobi.
She is a very supportive mother and she always helps me with my homework. She is also very active in her community and she always volunteers for different causes.
She also wrote on her Instagram, which reads as, “My mother is an amazing woman. She is always there for me when I need her and she is always willing to help out. She is very active in her community and she always volunteers for different causes. She is a great role model for me and I look up to her very much.”
Dorothy Ogada Buyu Husband
Dorothy Ogada Buyu is married with her husband named, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, who is a Kenyan politician and author who is the Governor of Kisumu County. He is a former Secretary-General of Orange Democratic Movement. Professor Nyong’o was the acting party leader from March 11 until late May when Raila Odinga was in the United States.