Rise To Fame
The phone call Lupita Nyong’o received a few weeks before accepting her diploma alongside her fellow Class of 2012 Yale Drama graduates would be a life-changing one.
Ever since she received that call from Steve McQueen saying that she’d been cast as Patsey in '12 Years A Slave,’ Lupita has catapulted to A-List status, seemingly overnight. Her highly acclaimed performance resulted in recognition and awards of all types, including the coveted “Best Actress in a Leading Role” Oscar. Not only has Nyong’o managed to establish herself as a seriously gifted Hollywood actress in less than a year, but her poise and slender frame has garnered her serious attention in the fashion world.