Popular black celebrities you didn’t know went to school together

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Sep 16, 2019 at 12:30pm

September 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

September 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Opinions & Features

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Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke_Photo: Bossip

Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke

Lupita and Winston go way back before they were cast in the 2017 Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster hit, Black Panther. Although many would have thought their relationship began after the movie, the pair actually go way back.

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Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke_ at the screening od US in 2019_Photo: PopSugar

Back in University, the Us co-stars and real-life friends were colleagues at Yale University School of Drama. The two grew closer after Lupita took Winston on a school tour on his first day.

After they left Yale, the pair joined MCU years later.

“[Lupita] and I became really close because we shared that immigrant experience,” Duke told Esquire. He hails from Trinidad, and the Academy Award winner, whose family is Kenyan, was born in Mexico. “We shared the idea of having really big dreams knowing that we’d left our own country.”

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