Written by: J. Logan
I know my usual "Lookout" post are about up-and-coming talent, but Lupita Nyong'o deserves a spotlight for the many accomplishments she's had in the media, on the red carpet, and film. The Kenya born actress started her career as a production assistant in films such as The Constant Gardener(2005), The Namesake(2006), and Where God Left His Shoes (2007). She had her first break with her role in the 2013 period drama 12 Years A Slave. The film won her won her over 20 awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, etc.
Since her role in the film, she has not sold herself short when it comes to earning her roles. A few years later she was cast in the new adaptation of the American epic space drama Star Wars. Although she did not win an awards for her role in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the film did very well in box office sales. The film earned a total of $2.068 billion in box office sales which help Lupita gain even more exposure in the film industry.
Her success and ability to land large roles did not stop there either. This year she was cast in the film Black Panther, which eventually became the third highest grossing film within the Marvel Comic collection. The film brought in a total of $1.339 billion worldwide and earned the all black cast of the film major exposure individually and collectively. For years Lupita has been a very hot topic for her look and her red carpet moments in which she slays.
Lupita now has so much exposure that this year she has been cast into multiple films. According Variety, Jordan Peele has announced that Nyong'o will be apart of the cast in his new film Us. Although details of the film are still being kept to himself, everyone should expect big things from Peele and Nyong'o. She has also been cast in 3 other films: The Killer, 355, and The Woman King. None of the films have official release dates, but you can read all the rest of the details in the links below.
The Woman King