After moving to the United States, she starred in the short-lived ABC drama series Pan Am (2011–2012).In 2013, she had a supporting role in the romantic comedy About Time (2013), and made her breakthrough later that year by co-starring in Martin Scorsese's biographical black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street.Lupita’s elder sister Zawadi is living in Nairobi and she is the author of many books.
Her father named Peter Anyang’ Nyongo’o is Kenyan and her mother Dorothy Nyong’o is Mexican.
It was also reported that his ex wife seen to cause of this split up because she forced him back together via children.
At that time k naan was trying to maintain both of these relations but fail to do so.
When she was in Keniya she went to Rusigna International School where she takes participate in school competitions.
At the age of 14 she started focusing on her career.