BY THE NUMBERS: Lupita Nyong’o – When Did She Learn To Speak Spanish?

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    lupita-nyongo-resizedIf you believe there’s an actress in the history of acting that’s had a hotter start out of the gate than Lupita Nyong’o, then I have a bridge to sell you. And it’s probably going to be one close to where she lives.

    16 – The age Lupita was when she was flown back to her mothers native Mexico by her parents to learn Spanish.



    2012 – The year Lupita graduated from Yale with a masters degree in acting.

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    1 – The number of acting jobs Lupita’s landed after her graduation. The role was as “Patsey” in the film 12 Years A Slave.

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    29 – The amount of awards Lupita’s won since her role in 12 Years A Slave.

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    718 –  The area code of the town that the Mexican born/Kenyan raised Lupita calls home. The NYC borough of Brooklyn.

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