Geek Of The Week: Lupita Nyong’o

Geek Of The Week: Lupita Nyong’o

Some probably recognize this week’s GOTW from the Black Panther movie. It’s true she played Nakia in the movie. She also played Maz Kanata in the recent Star Wars films. So she has crossed two epic geek franchises, Star Wars and Marvel. Lupita was born in Mexico but both her parents were Kenyan. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Swahili. Additionally, she graduated from Yale with a drama degree and won an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave. Nyong’o is also the first Kenyan actress to win one. She is an accomplished drama geek, geek franchise actor, and now geek of the week.

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