Lupita Nyong'o Inspires Us To Dream Big

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Lupita Nyong'o has been one of our favorite people ever since we spotted her on the red carpet back in September. The Kenyan actress and filmmaker has mesmerized us with her jaw-dropping beauty and fashion looks — and left us dying to know more about her story.

Vogue must have read our minds when it interviewed the actress for its video series entitled The Backstory. From the minute Nyong'o began speaking, we got goosebumps; it's obvious that this well-spoken and beautiful woman is going to be the next big thing in Hollywood. Not since J Lawr have we seen a young actress that is so poised, so genuine, and so incredibly smart. Check out the video to learn how Nyong'o worked her way from being a production assistant to being on the big screen herself — and why she is so committed to telling stories through her craft. (Vogue)