What Is The Net Worth Of Actor Lupita Nyong’o?

Best known for playing Patsey biographical period drama 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan and Mexican actress and writer. For her performance in the movie, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Oscar Award.

Similarly, her other notable acting credits include Shuga, Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019, The Jungle Book, and Us. She is worldwide famous for portraying Nakia in the MCU superhero movie Black Panther.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Lupita Nyong’o is worth $8 million. On the other hand, The Richest claims that she has an estimated net worth of $500,000.


Lupita began her acting career with several school plays. She made her professional debut playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in the largest and oldest repertory theatre company Phoenix Players at the age of 14.

Likewise, in Hollywood Nyong’o started her career as a production assistant. Eventually, she made her acting debut with the 2008 short film East River. From 2009 to 2012, she appeared in the TV series Shuga.

Finally, 37 years old actress played Academy Award-winning role Patsey in the biographical period drama film 12 Years a Slave (2013) with Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Dano. Also, she earned a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway debut in the play Eclipsed (2015).

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o is worth $8 million

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Some of her other notable acting credits include movies and television series like Star Wars sequel trilogy, Shuga, Americanah, Nature Is Speaking, Queen of Katwe, Little Monsters, Black Is King, and Us. In 2016, she also gave her voice to the lead character as Raksha in The Jungle Book.

Again, Nyong’o portrayed Nakia in the MCU superhero film Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, and Winston Duke. In 2021, she would appear in the post-production movie 355.

Besides that, 5 feet 5 inches tall star wrote a children’s book titled Sulwe (2019). The book even became No.1 New York Times Best-Seller. Likewise, the same year, she narrated the Discovery Channel docu-series Serengeti. For that, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Narrator.


Black Panther star Lupita is a WildAid global ambassador for elephants. She supports charities such as the African Wildlife Foundation, American Association of Retired Persons, and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Besides that, Nyong’o also donates to the foundations like GLAAD, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, and Save the Elephants.


Lupita Nyong’o was born Lupita Amondi Nyong’o on March 1, 1983, in Mexico City, Mexico. Her father, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o is a Kenyan politician while the mother is Dorothy Ogada Buyu. She has a brother named Peter Nyong’o.

Talking about Lupita’s education, she received an IB Diploma from St. Mary’s School in 2001. She attended Hampshire College and graduated with a degree in film and theatre studies. Also, she went to the Maisha Film Lab and Yale School of Drama.

Who Is She Dating?

Academy award winner Nyong’o has kept her personal life confidential. To date, she has never disclosed any information regarding her boyfriend and partner. Thus, it seems that she is single as of September 2020.

Prior to this, Shuga actress Lupita’s name was linked with several celebrities. There was a rumor that she was her dating her Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan.

Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan

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Also, The Jungle Book star was also said to be in a romantic relationship with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender. Likewise, her name was also linked with Jared Leto and K’Naan.