Happy 33rd Birthday, Lupita Nyong’o.

On March 2, Lupita Nyong’o celebrated her 33rd birthday outside the John Golden Theater where she performed her play Eclipsed. A large number of excited fans turned up for the event in New York to watch her mesmerize with her talents.

In 2014, the actress won an Oscar for the role she played in 12 Years a Slave.

Big night! Birthday girl Lupita Nyong'o greeted excited fans outside of the John Golden Theatre as she turned 33 in New York City on Tuesday 

Eclipsed is about a group of women who are kept captive by a rebel leader in war-torn Liberia. Lupita stars as The Girl in the play which has had previews since February 28 and now has March 6 as the opening date.

Taking the spotlight: In Eclipsed, Lupita stars as the newcomer to a community - here she is pictured at the preview beside Saycn Sengbloh, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Zainab Jah, Lupita playwright Danai Gurira, and Akosua Busia

Making her mark! The starlet clutched a sharpie as she prepared to meet autograph-seekers

Lupita has taken Hollywood by storm and she’s not gonna stop leaving memories behind as an African with a mission to redeem her continent. She has been recognized as one of the few blacks hell-bent on charity. Her immense contributions to charity is immeasurable.

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o was born on March 1, 1983. She is a MexicanKenyan actress and filmmaker. She was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents and raised in Kenya.

She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College.

Nyong’o began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. In 2008, she made her acting debut with the short film East Riverand subsequently returned to Kenya to star in the television series Shuga (2009). Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes.

She then pursued a master’s degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama. Soon after her graduation, she had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen‘s historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Lupita became the first Kenyan actress and the first Mexican actress to win anAcademy Award.

In 2015, Nyong’o made her Broadway debut as a teenage orphan in the critically acclaimed play Eclipsed. Her performance earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play nomination.