Movies from Lupita Nyong'o

Miss Juneteenth

Turquoise, a former beauty queen turned hardworking single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she did.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
It is no mistake, @NikkiBeharie deserves that crown on her head! #MissJuneteenth
Movies from Lupita Nyong'o

Pocahontas

Pocahontas, daughter of a Native American tribe chief, falls in love with an English soldier as colonists invade 17th century Virginia.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Who is your favorite Disney character? - Pocahontas.
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The Nutty Professor

Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart. So, with one swig of his experimental fat-reducing serum, Sherman becomes 'Buddy Love', a fast-talking, pumped-up , plumped down Don Juan.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Which comedy would you have loved to star in? - The Nutty Professor.
Movies from Lupita Nyong'o

Bridesmaids

Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
What's your favorite comedy of all time? - Bridesmaids.
Movies from Lupita Nyong'o

My Fair Lady

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
If you can star in any movie in history what would it be? Oh, it would be My Fair Lady.
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The Lunchbox

Directed by Ritesh Batra. With Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Just saw the movie The Lunchbox: the perfect heartwarming love story period, but especially on a cold and rainy day. #goseeit
Movies from Lupita Nyong'o

Train to Busan

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Train to Busan is extremely visually beautiful and I'm not keen on zombie films, but this one the heart of this film is the story of a father and a daughter that is so precious and we never lose track of that storyline, and that arc in the midst of all the craziness going on. And its just such a sophisticated zombie film and each character all the ancillary characters are specific and rich. Every time you lose somebody it costs you, and you know I really love investing in a whole group of people and then having them dwindle down to the very last one. It's just such a remarkable story.
Movies from Lupita Nyong'o

Interview with the Vampire

A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
I watched it a long time ago but I remember the vampires were very beautiful, and I liked that. They were eye candy. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise eye candy.
Movies from Lupita Nyong'o

Martyrs

A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
So this one's hard. Martyrs caused me the most like psychological harm, and for that I pay for its respect.
Movies from Lupita Nyong'o

The Babadook

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
I loved first of all the whole Babadook dook dook thing and it's not a very sophisticated reason to love it but I like that these psychological thriller is wrapped in this kind of ghost in your closet story. And I also really appreciated that we didn't see too much from the Babadook. And so you spend a lot of time just kind of creating the monster in your head.
Books from Lupita Nyong'o

Sapiens

**THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER** What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? This bestselling history challenges everything we know about being human.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. ‘I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates ‘Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we’ve been on this Earth’ Barack Obama**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
What do you plan to read next? “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari." I am trying to figure out what the devil is wrong with us that we seem so hell bent on destroying ourselves!
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Book of Yiddish proverbs and slang

Gathers a wide variety of Yiddish idioms, slang words, proverbs, curses, colloquialisms, and ribald expressions
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
What book might people be surprised to find on your shelves? A book of Yiddish proverbs.
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Becoming

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
I AmBecoming an avid reader this season, thanks to @michelleobama!
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Dawn

An alien race calls on one woman to revive mankind after Earth’s apocalypse in this science fiction classic from the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower. Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before. The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations—whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly. Featuring strong and compelling characters and exploring complex themes of gender and species, Octavia E. Butler presents a powerful, postapocalyptic interplanetary epic, as well as a ray of hope for humanity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Are there any classic novels that you only recently read for the first time? What makes a work classic? Who determines that status? I recently picked up “Dawn,” by Octavia E. Butler, and I was stunned by how relevant the themes of the book are to today. I did not imagine that sci-fi would be an enjoyable genre to get into for me, but Butler writes with such a familiarity that the alien is welcome and intriguing. She really artfully exposes our human impulse to self-destruct.
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The Sun Does Shine

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
"The Sun Does Shine,” by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. It’s a shatteringly beautiful memoir about his life on death row for 28 years for a crime he did not commit. It’s a real downer to read about something as dark and unfortunate as wrongful incarceration, but Mr. Hinton expresses himself with a heart incomprehensibly swollen with love and gives meaningful insight into his alienating experience.
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The Great Gatsby

With an Introduction and Notes by Guy Reynolds, University of Kent at Canterbury. Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, 'The Great Gatsby' is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him. 'The Great Gatsby' is an undisputed classic of American literature from the period following the First World War and is one of the great novels of the twentieth century. AUTHOR: There are few, if any, classic novelists whose current popularity exceeds that of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). With his novels and short stories of "The Jazz Age", Fitzgerald is considered one of the greatest American novelists of the twentieth century, and 'The Great Gatsby' is his masterpiece.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the book I have read the most times. I love the decadent melancholy of it.
Books from Lupita Nyong'o

Not Quite Narwhal

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure, he’s always been a little bit different—his tusk isn’t as long, he’s not as good of a swimmer, and he really doesn’t enjoy the cuisine. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him! Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns. The revelation leaves him torn: is he a land narwhal or a sea unicorn? But perhaps, if Kelp is clever, he may find a way to have the best of both worlds. Told with heartwarming illustrations and spare, sweet text, Jessie Sima’s debut picture book is about fitting in, standing out, and the all-encompassing love of family.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
I love the whimsy of both the story and the illustration. It's a story about being the odd one out, adoption and belonging, and it tells it so gently and sweetly.
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Love, Gnosis & Other Suicide Attempts

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
On my nightstand: Love, Gnosis & Other Suicide Attempts by Amir Sulaiman.
Books from Lupita Nyong'o

Americanah

The bestselling novel from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. “From one of the world’s great contemporary writers comes the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.” —Barack ObamaIfemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
I'm also rereading Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Books from Lupita Nyong'o

I Am Not Sidney Poitier

I Am Not Sidney Poitier is an irresistible comic novel from the master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in AmericaI was, in life, to be a gambler, a risk-taker, a swashbuckler, a knight. I accepted, then and there, my place in the world. I was a fighter of windmills. I was a chaser of whales. I was Not Sidney Poitier.Not Sidney Poitier is an amiable young man in an absurd country. The sudden death of his mother orphans him at age eleven, leaving him with an unfortunate name, an uncanny resemblance to the famous actor, and, perhaps more fortunate, a staggering number of shares in the Turner Broadcasting Corporation.Percival Everett's hilarious new novel follows Not Sidney's tumultuous life, as the social hierarchy scrambles to balance his skin color with his fabulous wealth. Maturing under the less-than watchful eye of his adopted foster father, Ted Turner, Not gets arrested in rural Georgia for driving while black, sparks a dinnertable explosion at the home of his manipulative girlfriend, and sleuths a murder case in Smut Eye, Alabama, all while navigating the recurrent communication problem: "What's your name?" a kid would ask. "Not Sidney," I would say. "Okay, then what is it?"
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
My book club just finished reading I Am Not Sidney Poitier, by Percival Everett. It was crazy because after I read it I got to meet Sidney Poitier, in the flesh!
TV Shows from Lupita Nyong'o

Jane the Virgin

A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her devoutly religious family and make the right choices concerning the child. Based on the telenovela "Juana la virgen."
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Last TV show I binge watched: Jane the Virgin
TV Shows from Lupita Nyong'o

Game of Thrones

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
I don't really have the patience to binge-watch anything, except for Game of Thrones, which I actually forced myself to take a break from so that I wouldn't run out of episodes.
TV Shows from Lupita Nyong'o

Scandal

Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits," who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
I don't own a TV—I never have. But I watch Orange Is the New Black on my computer, and I'm excited to catch up on Scandal.
TV Shows from Lupita Nyong'o

Orange Is the New Black

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
I don't own a TV—I never have. But I watch Orange Is the New Black on my computer.
Music from Lupita Nyong'o

Nina Simone

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Favorite non-living musician? - Nina Simone.
Music from Lupita Nyong'o

John Legend

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Favorite living musician? - John Legend.
Music from Lupita Nyong'o

The Temptations

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
What's your favorite band of all time? - The Temptations
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So Special

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
What song pumps you up the most at the gym? - Umm, So Special by Mavado.
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Bed of Stone

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Not only did I meet one of my favourite artists tonight, but I also learned she has a new album!!! #Asa #BedOfStone
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Make Me Feel

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Can't get enough of @JanelleMonae 's Make Me Feel. Stop teasing us and drop the whole album already!
Music from Lupita Nyong'o

BROWN SKIN GIRL

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
The song I like to get ready to right now is BROWN SKIN GIRL by Beyonce.
Music from Lupita Nyong'o

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Latest Music Jam: Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment.
Mobile Apps from Lupita Nyong'o

Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax

Calm is a leading app for meditation and sleep. Join the millions experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music. Recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts. Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.
Lupita Nyong'o
Actress, Writer
Go-to app: Calm, , for meditation and mindfulness.