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    Born on March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Lupita Nyong'o as "Patsey"

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

Academy Award (2013) Won Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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