Joyeux Anniversaire Lupita!

What else could we wish Lupita Nyong’o on her birthday?

It hasn’t taken Mexican-Kenyan actress and producer Lupita long to make her mark as one of the biggest figures in Hollywood -- and all with a fresh outlook and tons of poise.

Since making her debut starring in a Kenyan soap opera, her career has literally exploded, including an Oscar from the Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences for her interpretation of Patsy in the movie 12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen. Now, she joins Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Lily Collins and Daria Werbowy as a Lancôme ambassadress. No doubt her future is set to hold more than a few beautiful surprises.