January 2014 Fanzyflaminfro Natural Hair Goddess of the month is Lupita Nyong’o!
Actress Lupita Nyong’o has everyone talking, and we mean everyone; from Oprah to the New York Times, the Fashion Industry and as the predictions go, the Academy for her stellar performance as Pasty in the movie 12 Years a Salve.
Lupita Nyong’o was born 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico to a Kenyan family, and was raised primarily in Kenya. Her parents are Dorothy and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a politicianis. Peter her dad was the former Kenyan Minister for Medical Services and was elected in 2013 to represent Kisumu County in the Kenyan Senate a Kenyan actress and filmmaker.
Lupita attended university in the United States. After graduating from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies, she worked on the production crew of many films, including Fernando Meirelles‘s The Constant Gardener, with Ralph Fiennes, and Mira Nair‘s The Namesake.
She subsequently enrolled in the acting program at the Yale School of Drama. At Yale she appeared in many stage productions, including Gertrude Stein‘s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Chekhov‘s Uncle Vanya, and Shakespeare‘s The Taming of the Shrew and The Winter’s Tale.
In her breakout roll and performance as Patsy, the brutalized slave and lover of owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) earned her industry accolades. She has been nominated for several awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and two Screen Actors Guild Awards including Best Supporting Actress. She will next be featured in Liam Neeson‘s upcoming film Non-Stop. But it’s her taste for style and fashion that has the fashion world a buz.
Patsy, I mean Lupita your future is looking very bright! Job well done!
Not only are you a Natural Hair Goddess that rocks your hair but you are a Natural Hair Goddess that rocks the Film Industry and the Fashion Industry as well.
“Lupita Nyong’o you are the Fanzyflaminfro Natural Hair Goddess of the month!”