Most Successful African Actresses in Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o

The 35-year-old Oscar winner has had a dreamy run in Hollywood and is one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry at current. Lupita Nyongo was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents and holds dual citizenship for the two countries.

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It’s safe to say that you’ve seen Lupita Nyong’o in more than one film, as she played roles in:
• 12 Years a Slave
• Black Panther
• Star Wars: Episode VII & Episode VIII
• The Jungle Book
• Non-Stop
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Her claim to fame was the movie “12 Years A Slave” in which she played Patsey becoming the first Kenyan and Mexican to win the award. Since then she has gone on to feature in high-grossing films such as Marvel’s Black Panther, The Jungle Book and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actress has had 56 nominations winning 36 times.