Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

Movie Actress

Amandla Stenberg is an American actress. She was included in Time's list of Most Influential Teens in both 2015 and 2016, and has received several accolades, including a Teen Choice Award, an NAACP Image Award, and nominations for four Black Reel Awards and a Critics' Choice Award.

Full Name
Oct 23, 1998
5′ 3″
Net Worth


Amandla Stenberg was born on October 23, 1998, in Los Angeles, California. She is an African-American actress and singer known for her portrayal of Rue in The Hunger Games and her roles in other films such as Everything, Everything and The Hate U Give. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Stenberg began acting in 2011 with the Disney Channel original movie Zeke and Luther. She gained recognition for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games and went on to appear in films such as Colombiana, Rio 2, Sleepy Hollow, Mr. Robinson, and As You Are. 

In 2016 she was featured alongside Amandla's idol Beyoncé Knowles Carter in Formation music video. In 2017 she released a powerful music video for her single "Let My Baby Stay," about immigration laws that separate families due to their legal status.

In 2018 she co-starred with Nick Robinson and Anika Noni Rose in the romantic drama Everything, Everything directed by Stella Meghie which grossed over $60 million worldwide against its budget of $10 million. Later that year she starred alongside Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby in George Tillman Jr.'s crime drama The Hate U Give based on Angie Thomas' best-selling novel of the same name; it became a critical success grossing over $50 million against its budget of $23 million. 

Amandla has also been involved in activism since 2014 when she posted a video on Instagram called “Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows” discussing cultural appropriation among white celebrities. She was named one of Time magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2015 because of her work to bring more attention to social justice issues regarding race and gender equality.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Amandla Stenberg is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 23, 1998, Amandla Stenberg was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stenberg had her debut film role in Colombiana.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Rue in The Hunger Games</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stenberg was cast as Rue in the popular movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starred in The Hate U Give</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stenberg starred in the movie adaptation of the best selling novel The Hate U Give.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Won MTV Movie and TV Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stenberg won the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Performance in a Show for her work on The Hate U Give.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Music Single Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stenberg released "Let My Baby Stay", her first music single, in collaboration with singer/songwriter Mac DeMarco. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debuts As Voice Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stenberg debuts as a voice actress in the animated feature film, Carmen Sandiego.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amandla Stenberg is an incredibly talented actress. She has starred in many movies and TV shows, such as The Hunger Games and Everything, Everything. Her performances are always captivating and she brings her characters to life in an incredible way.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amandla Stenberg is a great role model for young people. She is vocal about topics such as race, gender, sexuality, and mental health. She encourages others to be themselves and be proud of who they are. She also supports causes that are important to her.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amandla Stenberg is fearless when it comes to standing up for what she believes in. She speaks out about issues that matter to her even if it may come with criticism or backlash from others. She is unapologetic about who she is and what she stands for.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at Age 4</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Amandla Stenberg started her acting career at the age of four in a national commercial for McDonald's.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Discovered on YouTube</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">She was discovered by a casting director while watching videos on YouTube.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Is a Published Author</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Amandla Stenberg is also a published author, having written and illustrated two books - Niobe: She is Life and Niobe: She is Death.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was Nominated for an Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At age 17, Amandla Stenberg became the youngest actress to be nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Hunger Games.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Is an Activist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to her acting career, Amandla Stenberg is a prominent activist and advocate for social justice and racial equality.</p></div>


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