Who Is Dorothy Nyong'o? Mother Of Lupita Nyong'o

by Pragya Thu May 25 2023 Updated On Sat Jun 03 2023
Who Is Dorothy Nyong'o? Mother Of Lupita Nyong'o

Dorothy Nyong'o is the mother of Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong'o. 

She is well known as Mama Kisumu as she was the first lady of Kisumu County in Kenya.

She is married to her husband, Anyang' Nyong'o.

She shares six children with her husband. She belongs to the Luo ethnicity and is a Kenyan citizen by her nationality. 

Dorothy Nyong'o with her husband and their two kids.
Dorothy Nyong'o with her husband and their two kids. Source: Facebook

About Dorothy's Daughter Lupita 

Lupita is an actress well known for her appearance as Nakia in the movie Black Panther.

She was born to her parents in 1983 and has her birthday on March 1.

Her father is a politician. She grew up with her five siblings. She is a Kenyan-Mexican citizen by her nationality.

Married Life Of Lupita 

Lupita is not married yet, but she does have a boyfriend. 

She is currently dating Selema Masekela. The exact year of their dating is unknown. 

However, the couple made their relationship public in 2022 through their Instagram. 

Lupita met Salema back in 2016 on a flight. They are now happy in their love life. 

Lupita Nyong'o with her partner.
Lupita Nyong'o with her partner. Source: Instagram

Who Has Lupita Dated? 

In 2014, Lupita was dating K'naan, the rapper. 

They were together for a year and then broke up. After that, she dated Mobolaj Dawodu, a fashion editor, but they separated. 

Age And Net Worth 

Her daughter Lupita is 40 years old. She has a net worth of $10 Million

Dorothy Nyong'o with her daughter, Lupita Nyong'o.
Dorothy Nyong'o with her daughter, Lupita Nyong'o. Source: Facebook

Lupita Walked Under The Water

Lupita is known for her appearance in the movie Black Panther. 

The whole movie was excellent and had a lot of underwater scenes. 

Lupita revealed that all the underwater scenes were natural, and they didn't use CGI

She opened up that Ryan asked her about her swimming skill before the filming started. 

She wasn't good at swimming and used to swim like a panicked puppy, so she had to improve her swimming skills.

She trained herself and did XPT, extreme performance training. 

In that training, she had to go under the water and walk on the floor carrying weights. 

The whole point of XPT was to improve the breathing control inside the water and calm the mind, and it worked great on Lupita.

That training also helped her in real life as it calmed her during stressful situations.

Lupita Asked About Black Panther To Her Friend 

Lupita gave an interview with Jimmy Fallon where she talked about her role in Black Panther movie. 

The movie maker Ryan Coolger contacted Lupita and told her that she was up for the role in his movie Black Panther

She didn't know precisely the Black Panther because she was never associated with the comics. 

So she contacted her friend Bill DeMentt, a comic freak, and asked him about Black Panther

She told him she was doing Black Panther, and he got so excited.  

He explained everything about Black Panther to her. So afterward, every time Lupita gets to do a Marvel movie, she runs to her friend to learn the history.

Lupita Apologized To The Public

Lupita is one of the most talented actress in the industry who managed to win the Oscars.

She is also well known for her performance in the 2019 movie Us.

In that movie, she was seen playing a dual role. First, Lupita stated that she inspired herself with Spasmodic Dysphonia, a disorder that affects voice and speech, to prepare for her evil doppelganger role. 

After her statement, people got furious for making such things about disabilities. 

She later apologized to the public by claiming that her intention was neither to hurt anybody nor to be insensitive.

She met and knew the difficulty faced by the people dealing with the disorder and was sorry for what she said.

Lupita Bought A Magazine To See Her Face

In 2013, Lupita played her first movie in her acting career. 

Twelve Years a Slave was the first movie that she had done; before that, she played in short films and series. 

It was a great movie, and after that, her face started getting to magazine cover pages. 

The interviewer asked how Lupita felt about that, and she replied that she bought the magazine to see herself on the cover page. 

She was busy so she couldn't see, but when she was going to the airport, she saw magazines on the newsstands and got herself one.

Visit Doveclove For Spicy Articles Of Your Favorite Celebrities

Social Connect
News & Updates