Before she became a style icon and rose to fame winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong'o was just like any other actor in school…
Except it was Yale's FRIGGIN' School of Drama Class of 2012, people!
We were able to dig up some fab stage photos of Lupita in drag, a lovely gown, and more from various productions put on by the iconic Ivy League institution.
Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing gallery (below) in all its flashback glory, and see if you can recognize her first roles…ever!
[Image via Yale School of Drama]
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