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Lupita Nyong'o Looks Just Like Her Mom In Side-By-Side Instagram Photo

02/10/2015 09:39 am ET | Updated Feb 10, 2015

Genes that would make Gregor Mendel proud, people.

Lupita Nyong'o shared an Instagram diptych that included a 1983 photo of her mother, Dorothy Nyong'o, next to an outtake from the actress' recent Lucky magazine photoshoot. Get ready to do a double-take:

Like mother (1983), like daughter (2015). #behindthescenes @luckymagazine @lancomeusa #OhToBeHalfTheWomanMyMumIs! #bts

A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on


Radiant smiles? Check. Stunning eyes? Got 'em. All-around beauty? Yup.

Nyong'o's mother Dorothy has accompanied the "12 Years a Slave" star to many red carpet events. Here they are, both gorgeous in blue at a 2014 event honoring Nyong'o's first Oscar nomination:

dorothy nyongo

Like mother, like daughter!

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