Updated: February 26, 2021
African Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, who came to the limelight in 2013 for her performance in “12 Years a Slave”, is reportedly being “courted” to play a Bond Girl in an upcoming James Bond flick.
Why we love her: She’s talented, she’s beautiful, she’s smart and she’s from Africa. Lupita Amondi Nyong’o, the Kenyan-Mexican actress, is the daughter of a Kenyan politician, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o. She was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching, and was raised in Kenya from the age of one. She later attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College.
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According to Deadline, the Oscar winning actress could be joined by fellow Academy Award winner Rami Malek.
Malek would reportedly play a villain, opposite Daniel Craig as the British super spy.
Nyong’o took home her best supporting actress statue in 2013 for her performance in “12 Years a Slave” while Malek won the best actor Oscar last week for his portrayal of rock star Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”