Celebrate Lupita Nyong’o’s 35th birthday with a rundown of her new projects

The Oscar-winning actress plans to bring 'Americanah' to the small screen in new mini-series.

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Lupita Nyong’o turns 35 today and we want to celebrate all the reasons the Black Panther actress is #winning.

The Oscar winner will reunite with her Black Panther costar, Danai Gurira, for a TV adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.

The actress has reportedly had the rights to the critically acclaimed novel about two lovers ripped apart during a migration to the West from Nigeria for quite some time and originally planned to turn the novel into a movie.

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Now, she’s planning to take the project to the small screen with a mini-series starring Daniel Oleyowo.

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Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira have collaborated more than once before. Gurira wrote the play, Eclipsed, which Nyong’o starred in and she’s set to write the script for Americanah.

And here’s a look at some of our favorite Lupita pics and the scoop on some of her other new projects!

Beauty at BAFTA

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The actress who’s gearing up for a horror-comedy flick called Little Monsters directed by Abe Forsythe, hit the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards in London, England in this black and gold gown paired with a bold red lip.

Showing Some Skin

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Lupita isn’t afraid of showing off her sexy side in this body-hugging dress at a Black Panther screening in NYC.

A Perfect Pair

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Lupita and Danai Gurira helped saved Wakanda side by side in Black Panther and now they’re ready to take over the small screen with their latest project, Americanah. 

Secret Admirer?

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While these flirtatious Black Panther costars insist they’re just homies, we can’t help but root for a romance between Michael B. Jordan and Lupita.

Stellar Smile

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Who could resist this winning grin? Lupita has a lot to smile about with several projects in the works, including a starring role in the film adaptation of Trevor Noah‘s autobiography.

Panther Party

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Lupita’s look at the L.A. premiere of Black Panther proves she’s royalty. Her gorgeous gown and the gold embellishments to go with it were truly stunning.

Model Citizen

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Aside from kicking butt in Wakanda, Nyong’o also fights the good fight in the real world while speaking at the Los Angeles Women’s March in January.

Funky Fresh Fashion

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Even when she’s not all slammed up, Lupita is the coolest girl on the scene, rocking a casual style with a hot pink, sequined jacket and a T-shirt at the Global Citizen festival in Central Park.

Fierce in Feathers

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The Oscar-winning actress made a bold statement and paired her natural hairstyle with a fierce, feathered gown at the Met Gala in NYC.

Golden Goddess

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Nyong’o was a vision in gold at the CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last spring.