Born in Mexico, raised in Kenya, educated in Mexico, finished MFA at Yale Drama School, and bagged an Academy Award for her first major Hollywood outing! Lupita Nyong’o is special for a lot of reasons. She was a 16-year-old from Kenya; traveled halfway around the world, studied in Mexico where her parents lived. Nyong’o made history when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar win for ‘12 Years a Slave,’ as she became only the sixth African American actress and the first African artist to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But her life in Hollywood after the Oscar win has been unstable in terms of visibility.
Her next two roles were the CGI-packed alien, Maz Kanata in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and voice of the white wolf Raksha in ‘The Jungle Book. For a while, she remained behind the screens as a charming, emotive and powerful voice. Then came her path-breaking role as Nakia in ‘Black Panther.’ Nakia not only ended her invisible streak but also placed herself at the center of Hollywood’s changing perceptions on the portrayal of skin. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Lupita Nyong’o movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Lupita Nyong’o films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Lupita Nyong’o movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. Little Monsters (2019)
Lupita Nyong’o will be seen fighting an unexpected and lethal zombie outbreak in the upcoming horror flick, ‘Little Monster.’ When the movie was premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, reviewers hailed the movie for its gory, horror and dark humor. Australian filmmaker Abe Forsythe directs the movie, which also stars Alexander England and Josh Gad. The movie depicts how Alexander England’s Dave, a washed-up musician, joins hands with his secret flame, the charming and enigmatic teacher, Miss Caroline, played by Lupita Nyong’o, in the fight against advancing zombies. Along with the popular TV personality Teddy McGiggle, played by Josh Gad, they are on a mission to protect the kids on a school trip from the zombie attack.
2. Us (2019)
Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror ultimatum, ‘Us’ features Lupita Nyong’o in her bloodiest and beaten down avatar. The movie, ‘a monster mythology‘ according to Peele, has Nyong’o and Winston Duke as husband and wife. The couple, along with their kids, spend a night of horror at a summer beach home in Northern California with another couple, played by Moss and Tim Heidecker. Nyong’o’s character becomes more and more paranoid as the night grows and she explodes when they see four figures in red suits standing in the driveway! The long awaited horror flick will hit the U.S. theaters on 22 March, 2019.
3. Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)