Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico City on March 1, 1983. She is Kenyan-Mexican, and was raised in Kenya. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2013 for 12 Years a Slave. She has also appeared in Black Panther, Us, and the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Nyong’o also wrote a children’s book titled Sulwe, which is about “a young girl who wishes for her dark skin to be lighter” but who ultimately comes to love her own skin tone (summary courtesy Wikipedia.)
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