Where did Lupita Nyong’o go to high school?

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o well-known as Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, and nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award.

Where did Lupita Nyong’o go to high school?

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o was born on 1 March 1983 in Mexico City, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a college professor. The family returned to their native Kenya when Nyong’o was less than one year old after her father was appointed as a professor at the University of Nairobi.

Nyong’o grew up primarily in Nairobi, in an artistic family, and describes her upbringing as “middle class, suburban.” Family get-togethers often included performances by the children and trips to see plays. She attended Rusinga International School in Kenya and acted in school plays.

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When she was 16, her parents sent her to Mexico for seven months to learn Spanish. During those seven months, Nyong’o lived in Taxco, Guerrero, and took classes at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México’s Learning Centre for Foreigners.

Nyong’o later attended St. Mary’s School in Nairobi, where she received an IB Diploma in 2001 and received a mean grade of 6 out of 7 and came second in her class. She went to the United States for college, graduating from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies.


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