By Olivia Bahou
Updated Mar 01, 2016 @ 6:30 am
John Sciulli

Style chameleon Lupita Nyong’o turns 33 today! The Academy Award-winning actress has gone from the historical drama 12 Years a Slave to the new Star Wars film, and even the live-action remake of The Jungle Book, proving this talented star isn’t afraid of exploring different genres.

Another place the Yale grad likes to switch things up? The red carpet. From asymmetrical styles to bejeweled accessories, Nyong’o seems to debut a new look every time she steps in front of the camera. With side braids and retro twists, the actress proves that short cuts can be versatile too.

In honor of her big day, check out 11 of her stunning styles. Happy birthday, Lupita!