Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan actress and producer. Her first feature film role was in the film <i>12 Years a Slave</i>, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as multiple accolades, including the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Critics’ Choice Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and the NAACP Award. She has since starred in Mira Nair’s <i>Queen of </i><i>Katwe</i>, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, Ryan Coogler’s record-breaking box office hit <i>Black Panther</i>, and most recently in Jordan’s Peele’s critically acclaimed horror film <i>Us</i>. Nyong’o earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Danai Gurira’s play <i>Eclipsed</i>. She lives in Brooklyn.