Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o will portray Nakia in Black Panther.

Significant roles

  • F in East River (2008)
  • Ayira in Shuga (2009-2012)
  • Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Gwen in Non-Stop (2014)
  • Maz Kanata in Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Raksha in The Jungle Book (2016)
  • Harriet Mutesi in Queen of Katwe (2016)
  • Maz Kanata in Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)


  • "The story of this Black Panther is- what am I allowed to say? – The story is that the Black Panther’s leadership is really threatened by two foes who come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the C.I.A. and the Dora Milaje to try and defeat the enemy."

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