Tuesday, May 6, 2014
MAY 6 FAQ's ABOUT LUPITA NYONG'O
When PEOPLE MAGAZINE named Lupita Nyong'o their 'Most Beautiful Person' last week, it was merely another trophy on the shelf for the actress. She put the plaque right next to her Oscar statuette, her Golden Globe gong and her BAFTA medal. Not surprisingly, there has been tons of questions about the starlet in the DUNER BLOG mailbox, so let's get started.
Was Lupita born and raised in Africa? Dan in Denver. Although she was raised in Kenya, Lupita was actually born in Mexico City. Her father is a professor at the University of Nairobi and was on a three-year academic assignment. As with many African peoples, the Luo name their children after events that occur on that day. Since the hospital was near the Basilica of Guadalupe, she was named 'Lupita.'
Where did she go to school? Pete in Pittsburgh. She went to High School at St. Mary's Prep School in Nairobi. For college, she attended the Yale School of Drama. There, she acted in a bunch of intense plays like Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. However, during her stay in the US, she got hooked on film. She was a stagehand for the 2007 move The Constant Gardener and loved the action. NOTE: Lupita is fluent in Luo, Swahili, English and Spanish.
Is Lupita single? Steve in Seattle. Yes! The 31-year old celeb has never been married. Since her breakthrough last year, though she's been linked to many a bachelor. The most (in)famous is Jared Leto. Since he was the winner for Best Supporting Actor, they seem like a natural couple. So much so, Jared announced to reporters that Lupita is "My future wife." Although they have been photographed together, we're not sure there is any legitimacy to his comments. She has also been linked to rapper K'Naan.
Here's to more Lupita Nyong'o movies!!