The Kenyan Queen of the Silver Screen

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It began in 2013, with 12 Years a Slave, a performance that blew the critics away. As Patsey, a slave who worked alongside lead character, Solomon Northup, in Steve McQueen’s historical drama, Lupita Nyong’o’s breakthrough role met rave reviews. In the three years since, the talented actress, who has a self-proclaimed competitive streak, has not only been a part of one of the biggest franchise films, Star Wars, but has also found time for Broadway with Eclipsed and Disney films with The Jungle Book and Queen of Katwe. With impeccable style, grace and elegance, she has ruled every red carpet she has stepped on and continues to leap through milestones. Sharon Carvalho delves into her journey

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