Lupita Nyong’o is Hollywood’s new breakout star. The actress, who rose to fame with her role in “12 Years a Slave” is the latest awards show superstar, making headlines for both her nominations and her red-carpet sartorial choices. If this season is any indication, Nyong’o will be around for a long time, so brief yourself now with 10 things to know about the rising star.
1. She is nominated for an Oscar for her breakout performance in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Nyong’o is up for Best Supporting Actress for her part as Patsey.
2. “12 Years a Slave” is her first feature film credit. She previously appeared in a short called “East River” and played Ayira in the TV mini-series “Shuga.”
3. She is the new darling of the fashion world. An early favorite among the fashion set, Nyong’o became one of the most-talked about style stars at the Golden Globes, turning heads in a Ralph Lauren gown.
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