01/22/2014 09:34 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Who Is Lupita Nyong'o? Get to Know This Stunning New Star

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This award season, Lupita Nyong'o's name is on everyone's lips, and for good reason — the stunning Kenyan actress has taken the film world by storm with her gripping performance in 12 Years a Slave, and the role has garnered her best supporting actress nominations at the Golden Globes and Oscars.

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