07:45 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/05/2014 12:15PM
Before she nabbed the Best Supporting Actress award for 12 Years A Slave at the 2014 Oscars – and became one of Hollywood's rising style icons in the process – Lupita Nyong'o honed her craft at the Yale School of Drama.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Ben Affleck Is 'Devastated' Over Divorce, 'Really Tried to Save Their Marriage': Source
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett Reveal the Truth About His Sex Scandal: 'I Brought Pain upon This Family'
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Divorcing After 10 Years of Marriage
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Will Continue to Live Together
Little Girl Calmly Stands Up to Homophobic Preacher, Is Probably Our Future President
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!