Lupita Nyong'o

Updated 12:23 AM ET, Sat January 11, 2014
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Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o has become one of Hollywood's hottest "It" girls. Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Nyongo's performance in "12 Years a Slave" has earned her international praise, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. But she's no stranger to awards ... courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures
She won the Breakthrough Performance award at Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 4, 2014. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
And Nyong'o won the New Hollywood Award during the Hollywood Film Awards, on October 21, 2013. Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Nyong'o pictured with "12 Years" star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen (right) at the movie's European premiere, at the London Film Festival on October 18, 2013. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images