Lupita Nyong'o (b. 1983) is a Kayan/Mexican actress and director, known for her Academy Award-winning role in the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave.

Nyong'o appears in a Word of the Day segment during the 45th season of Sesame Street, explaining the word "skin" with Elmo. While on set, she also filmed a short piece celebrating World Laughter Day for the Plaza Sésamo YouTube channel. (YouTube)

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