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Creator / Lupita Nyong'o

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"No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid."

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o (born 1 March 1983) is a Mexican-Kenyan actress, model, and director from Mexico City, best known for her roles in 12 Years a Slave — for which she won an Academy Award — and as Adelaide and Red in Us. Her performance as Maz Kanata in Star Wars began a relationship with Disney that is ongoing, with her film roles through 2018 being for Disney and Marvel. She's written a children's book titled Sulwe.

Her father, Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, is a politician.

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