Lupita Amondi Nyong'o is an actress of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship, and a film and music video director. She is best known for her performance as Patsey in Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013) for which she earned an Academy Award for Best Actress.

For Disney, she portrays Maz Kanata via Motion capture, in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakensthe 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the 2017 television series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny and she provides the voice of Raksha in the 2016 live-action film adaptation of The Jungle Book. She also plays Harriet Mutesi in Queen of Katweand will play Nakia in the upcoming 2018 film Black Panther.

Disney Roles