[47] It was the first play to premiere on Broadway with an all-black and female creative cast and crew. That same month she also appeared on the cover of July's issue of Elle (France). March 1, 2018 . [101] This op-ed was part of a collection of stories done by The New York Times and The New Yorker that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The campaign features both striking, minimalist portraits of the award-winning actresses alongside women they have personally been inspired by, where Nyong'o named Eartha Kitt and Katharine Hepburn as her inspirations. [18][19], Nyong'o later attended St. Mary's School in Nairobi, where she received an IB Diploma in 2001. Nyong'o has also written a children's book named Sulwe (2019), which became a number one New York Times Best-Seller. ‘Black Panther’ centering dark-skinned women is important considering the go-to people cast as black women in mainstream (and superhero) media are light-skinned women. [133], In June 2018, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Nyong'o will be among the honourees to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the film category. "[63], Nyong'o reprised her role as Maz Kanata in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), as well as in the animated series Star Wars Forces of Destiny. [17] Nyong'o credits the performances of Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple with inspiring her to pursue a professional acting career. Her character leads the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces, all … Kia Morgan-Smith. 31 votes, 46 comments. [82] Nyong'o reprised her role as Maz Kanata for the third time in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which marked the final instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. [136] Nyong'o appeared on the cover of Vogue España's November 2018 edition. One last soldier took another woman hostage in front of Nakia and Black Panther, only to be taken down by Okoye. You see, Mrs. Steele just turned 92 years young in the third week of February (2018), however, she landed the role in Black Panther at the age of 91. L-R: Florence Kasumba as Ayo and Danai Gurira as Okoye in Black Panther. [13], In 2008, Nyong'o starred in the short film East River, directed by Marc Grey and shot in Brooklyn. "[62] Geoff Berkshire of Variety wrote, "Simply radiant in her first live action role since winning an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave [...] [Nyong'o] imbues what could have been a stock mother figure with such inner fire that Harriet feels worthy of a movie all her own. [131], In December 2017, Nyong'o landed her fourth Vogue cover in a row for the January 2018 issue, making her the first black actress to do so. The actress, Alexis Rhee, is from Los Angeles, CA and possibly of Korean ancestry, inferred from her Korean last name. The Kenyan government burned 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn in a demonstration of their zero tolerance approach to poachers and smugglers who were threatening the survival of elephants and rhinoceros in the wild. [26] She cites Ralph Fiennes, the British star of The Constant Gardener, as someone who inspired her to pursue a professional acting career. [75] At Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights, Nyong'o attended a maze inspired by the film and appeared inside the attraction dressed as her character Red. [110] Nyong'o was mentioned in the 2015 African song "Nerea" by Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol. She is the first African actress to win the award, the first Kenyan actress to win an Oscar, and the first Mexican to win the award. Then, she was honoured at WildAid to receive the "Champion of the Year" award in November. [137] Nyong'o is a 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame honouree. The actress plays General Okoye in the feature, a trusted ally of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther (AKA King T’Challa) and one of the breakouts of a film filled with them. [91], Nyong'o resides in Brooklyn, New York City. Now, 92, Dorothy Steel plays a tribe leader in the fictional land of Wakanda. The Princess of Wakanda, Shuri is the sister of Black Panther, and an heiress to the throne of Wakanda. [54][55][56][57], Nyong'o co-starred in Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book (2016), a live-action/CGI adaptation of its 1967 animated original, voicing Raksha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli (played by Neel Sethi). [85] Nyong'o joined the radio play presentation of Richard II from The Public Theater and WNYC as The Narrator. [26] In 2009, she wrote, directed, and produced the documentary In My Genes, about the discriminatory treatment of Kenya's albino population. She is the youngest child of T'Chaka, his only daughter and only biological child with Queen Ramonda, his third wife. Lovecraft Country Mudang (2020) [29] Ian Freer of Empire magazine wrote that she "gives one of the most committed big-screen debuts imaginable," and critic Peter Travers added that she "is a spectacular young actress who imbues Patsey with grit and radiant grace". She went on to perform a motion capture role as Maz Kanata in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019) and a lead voice role as Raksha in The Jungle Book (2016). Nyong'o began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. [12][23] Nyong'o's mother is the managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation and her own communications company. [138], Nyong'o appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair's October 2019 issue. [16][17] Other family members include Tavia Nyong'o, a scholar and professor at New York University; Omondi Nyong'o, a paediatric ophthalmologist in Palo Alto, California, US; Kwame Nyong'o, one of Kenya's leading animators and leading technology expert; and Isis Nyong'o, a media and technology leader who was named one of Africa's most powerful young women by Forbes magazine. [66][67] David Betancourt of The Washington Post wrote that the film "takes superhero cinema where it's never gone before by not being afraid to embrace its blackness" and particularly praised Nyong'o for avoiding stereotypical depictions of a black leading lady, stating that she "throws punches, shoots guns and steals hearts in a role she seems born for. Hailed as the most diverse super hero movie to date, Black Panther offers creative portrayals of those who racially identify as black. Would you still like to see Rihanna star in Black Panther … L’acteur Chadwick Boseman, le 24 février 2019 à Hollywood. NY Daily News. [6], At age 14, Nyong'o made her professional acting debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet[6] in a production by the Nairobi-based repertory company Phoenix Players. He also discussed an incident on a subway when a Korean woman wouldn't let him take a seat. [93], In 2014, the National Trust for Historic Preservation recruited Nyong'o in an effort to oppose development, including a new minor league baseball stadium, in the Shockoe Bottom area of Richmond, Virginia. [92] She is a fluent speaker of Swahili, Spanish, Luo, and English. While at Yale, she won the Herschel Williams Prize in the 2011–12 academic year for "acting students with outstanding ability" . Alexis Rhee. [88] She is developing a television series based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah, which she will produce and star in. In 2008, she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently returned to Kenya to star in the television series Shuga (2009–2012). NPR’s sites use cookies, similar tracking and storage technologies, and information about the device you use to access our sites (together, “cookies”) to enhance your viewing, listening and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR’s sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR’s traffic. "[68] Black Panther grossed over $1.34 billion worldwide to emerge as the eleventh highest-grossing film of all time. Portrayed by. [134] The following month, Nyong'o starred with fellow actress Saoirse Ronan for a Calvin Klein campaign for their new fragrance entitled "Calvin Klein Women". Black Panther is a monumental achievement in the history of cinema. You can adjust your cookie choices in those tools at any time. She was also mentioned in the parody song "American Apparel Ad Girls" by the drag queens Willam Belli, Courtney Act and Alaska Thunderfuck. [44] The play takes place during the chaos of the Second Liberian Civil War, where the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a community, until the balance of their lives are upset by the arrival of a new girl (played by Nyong'o). Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes. The acting provided a different challenge from her role as Patsey. She was honoured for her work in 2016 by Variety. [59] She later co-starred in Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe (2016), a biopic based on the true story about the rise of a young Ugandan chess prodigy,[60] Phiona Mutesi (played by Madina Nalwanga), who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads. [84] She appeared on the Global Citizen organised television event, Together at Home. Black Panther, ou Panthère noire au Québec, est un film de super-héros américain coécrit et réalisé par Ryan Coogler, sorti en 2018. Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) A strong-willed spy with the ear (and eye) of the Wakandan king, Nyong'o's character is much more than the love interest to Black Panther’s titular hero. At the time of her birth, he was a visiting lecturer in political science at El Colegio de México in Mexico City. [96], In June 2015, Nyong'o returned to Kenya and announced that she will advocate globally for elephants with the international conservation organisation WildAid, as well as promote women's issues, acting and the arts in Kenya. [83] In 2020, she narrated the Hayden Planetarium space show, Worlds Beyond Earth. Shuri was defeated by the Cabal's forces and trapped within a construct of amber similar to Thane's, a construct which left her in a state of stasis known as "living death." [39] Scott Mendelson of Forbes described Nyong'o's role as "the center of the film's best sequence," and Stephanie Zacharek of Time magazine called her a "delightful minor character". [130] Nyong'o often speaks out about embracing her "African kinky hair" and collaborates with hairdresser Vernon François to show how versatile her hair texture is. That’s how much Koreans are unknowledgeable about black people and Africa," he said. She went on to earn her first Emmy Award nomination for her narration as an Outstanding Narrator at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, making her the third black woman to be nominated in the category. She has also appeared on the covers of several magazines, including New York's spring fashion issue[115] and the UK magazine Dazed & Confused. [118] Later that November, she was named "Woman of the Year" by Glamour. ‘Black Panther’ Actress Danai Gurira Remembers Chadwick Boseman “My entire job as Okoye was to respect and protect a king. In a recent tweet, she appealed to Marvel, the makers of Black Panther 2 for Temi to be cast in the movie. You may click on “Your Choices” below to learn about and use cookie management tools to limit use of cookies when you visit NPR’s sites. He is flanked by an impressive group of women who not only support his mission but are also integral to its success. [90] She will be reuniting with director Abe Forsythe and the creative team behind the horror comedy film Little Monsters for a starring role in a science fiction comedy film. Black Panther (2018) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. This information is shared with social media, sponsorship, analytics, and other vendors or service providers. [35], Following a supporting role in the action-thriller Non-Stop (2014),[36] Nyong'o co-starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) as Force-sensitive space pirate Maz Kanata, a CGI character created using motion capture technology. [114], Nyong'o was included in Derek Blasberg's 2013 best-dressed list in Harper's Bazaar. She later expressed her disappointment with the cover on social media for altering her hair to fit European standards of what hair should look like. Movie Trailer News. [64] The following year, she starred as spy Nakia, a former member of Dora Milaje, a team of women who serve as special forces of Wakanda and personal bodyguards to T'Challa / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), in Ryan Coogler's superhero film Black Panther (2018), which marked the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. [26], Nyong'o enrolled in a master's degree program in acting at the Yale School of Drama. [15], Nyong'o grew up in an artistic family, where get-togethers often included performances by the children, and trips to see plays. Shuri is the shit. When she was 88, Steel decided to pursue her interest in acting. 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Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). [72][73] Emily Yoshida of Vulture labelled Nyong'o's dual role "astounding" and found her performance as the doppelgänger "an achievement on another level; a physical, vocal, and emotional performance so surgical in its uncanniness that it almost feels like it could not be the work of a flesh-and-blood human. Nyong'o felt bringing attention to such important but overlooked issues is a mandate for her as an artist. I just saw Black Panther at the theaters. 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