Lupita Nyong'o is Hollywood's new breakout star. The actress, who rose to fame with her role in "12 Years a Slave" is the latest awards show superstar, making headlines for both her nominations and her red-carpet sartorial choices. If this season is any indication, Nyong'o will be around for a long time, so brief yourself now with 10 things to know about the rising star.
- She is nominated for an Oscar for her breakout performance in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." Nyong'o is up for Best Supporting Actress for her part as Patsey.