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    Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth: How Rich Is The ‘Black Panther’ Actress?

    It was, for a long time, a dilemma for Marvel, the cast, and the crew on whether ‘Black Panther’ should be revived or not. But, finally, the film was revived for part two to honor the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman. The film stars Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia. The film has been receiving rave reviews due to its portrayal of grief and mortality and the post-T’Challa Wakanda.

    Along with Letitia Wright, Lupita received positive reviews for her performance as Nakia, the sovereign support. Before joining this Marvel franchise, Nyong’o has done several remarkable roles in Hollywood. Before joining Hollywood, she got her calling as an actress when she was in Nairobi. The actress starred in Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave’. Her debut Lupita got her many accolades and applause for her performance.

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    Early Life And Career Of Lupita Nyong’o

    Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars
    Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars

    Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico on March 1st, 1983. She was born to Kenyan parents Dorothy Nyong’o and Peter Anyang Nyong’o. They shifted to Mexico due to the political unrest and the ongoing apartheid which came to an end in the 1990s. Her father Peter was a senator and a visiting faculty for Political Science at El Colegio de Mexico.

    However, Lupita and her family shifted back to Kenya. In her teenage years, Nyong’o started taking a keen interest in performing arts. She starred in a stage production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ when she was 14 years old. The ‘Us’ actress completed her education in Nairobi at St. Mary’s School with a diploma in IB.

    She shifted to the United States of America to pursue a bachelor’s in film studies and acting. As a student, she started working behind the scenes helping production teams of films like Salvatore Stabile’s ‘Where God Left His Shoes’, and ‘The Namesake’ by the filmmaker Mira Nair and others.

    In parallel, she was also creating her portfolio by producing, directing, and starring in films. She produced, wrote, and directed a documentary on Kenya titled ‘In My Genes’ in 2009. While she was there for her documentary, she starred in a teen series titled ‘Shuga Down South’ on MTV. After doing a few musical directorial gigs, she enrolled to do her Master’s in acting at Yale.

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    Net Worth Of The Actress

    Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther
    Lupita Nyong’o in Black Panther

    In 2013, she starred in the slavery drama directed by Steve McQueen starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, and others. The film went on to win the Academy Award for ‘Best Picture’. The film turned out to be a game-changer for the actress. She won many accolades like the Academy Award, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild in the ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role category’.

    Later, the actress, before joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, became a part of the Star Wars franchise playing Maz Kanata in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ , ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, and ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’. She also reunited with Mira Nair to star in ‘Queen of Katwe’, a biopic of Phino Mutesi, the chess prodigy in Uganda.

    And, in 2018, she became part of the late Chadwick Boseman starrer ‘Black Panther’ franchise. Currently, she became the brand ambassador of the luxury jewelry brand ‘De Beers’. She was also an endorser for ‘Tiffany & Co.’ and ‘Lancôme’. Today, the actress has a net worth of $10 million.

    Name Lupita Nyong’o
    Age 39 years
    Occupation Actress
    Source Of Income Actress
    Net Worth $10 million
    Residence Brooklyn, New York

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
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