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Amandla Stenberg

Biography

She became recognized to audiences for portraying Rue within the Hunger Games in 2012 as well as for playing Cataleya within the 2011 film, Colombiana. Being a tv actor, she performed Macey in Sleepy Hollow in 2013. She made an appearance in several advertisements and catalog advertisements for Disney, McDonald’s, and Kmart when she was four yrs . old. She gained a teenager Choice Award on her behalf functionality with Jennifer Lawrence within the Craving for food Games. Her mom, Karen Bailsford, provided her a name which means “Power” in Zulu. She produced her film debut in Colombiana, where she starred as a edition of Zoe Saldana’s personality.

Quick Facts


Full Name Amandla Stenberg
Date Of Birth October 23, 1998
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.6 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Parents Karen Brailsford, Tom Stenberg
Awards BET YoungStars Award, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Movies The Darkest Minds, Everything, Everything, As You Are, Rio 2, The Hunger Games, Colombiana, Taste of Romance
TV Shows Mr. Robinson
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1 Named #1 Breakout Kid Actor of 2012 by "Entertainment Weekly".
2 Variety featured Amandla in its "Up Next" section in the publication's 2011 Youth Impact Report.
3 At the dedication ceremony of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. on October 16, 2011, Amandla gave a speech entitled "Reflections on Women of the Civil Rights Movement" with Cicely Tyson. Her talk honored the four girls who were killed in the Birmingham church bombing in 1963.
4 Amandla means power in Zulu.
5 Paternal grandmother was an Inuit from Greenland.
6 Likes to knit.
7 Once took a ride on the Goodyear Blimp.
8 Mother is African-American and father is Danish.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Darkest Minds 2018 filming Ruby
Where Hands Touch 2017 post-production Leyna
The Hate U Give filming Starr Carter
Neo Yokio 2017 TV Series Helenist
Everything, Everything 2017 Maddy
As You Are 2016 Sarah
Heads Up America 2015 Video short
Mr. Robinson 2015 TV Series Halle Foster
Rio 2 2014 Bia (voice)
Sleepy Hollow 2013-2014 TV Series Macey Irving
Mercy 2013/III Short Sarah
The Hunger Games 2012 Rue
A Taste of Romance 2012 TV Movie Taylor
Colombiana 2011 Cat - 10

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Texas Killing Fields 2011 voice over - uncredited
Falling Skies 2011 TV Series voice over - 1 episode
Why Did I Get Married Too? 2010 ADR cast

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everything, Everything 2017 performer: "Let My Baby Stay"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2017 TV Series Herself
Beyoncé: Lemonade 2016 TV Special
Black Girls Rock! 2016 TV Special Herself
Child Star Psychologist 3 with Kiernan Shipka 2013 Short Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Herself
44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Special documentary Herself
Extra 2012 TV Series Herself
Effected: The Visual Artwork of the Hunger Games 2012 Video documentary short Herself
Feast & Famine: Creating the Food for the Hunger Games 2012 Video documentary short Herself
On the Black Carpet: The Hunger Games Premiere 2012 Video documentary short Herself
Stories from the Tributes 2012 Video documentary short Herself
The Hunger Games: Capitol Couture - The Styles of Panem 2012 Video documentary short Herself
The Hunger Games: Casting the Tributes 2012 Video documentary short Herself
The Stunts of the Hunger Games 2012 Video documentary short Herself
The Weapons of the Arena 2012 Video documentary short Herself
The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games 2012 Video documentary Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
E! News 2012 TV Series Herself
KTLA Morning News 2012 TV Series Herself
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself
¡Despierta América! 2012 TV Series Herself
Tribute Video Diaries 2012 Video documentary short Herself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
TeenNick Halo Awards 2011 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 Rue (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Chemistry The Hunger Games (2012) · Jennifer Lawrence

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Breakthrough Performance The Hunger Games (2012)
2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture The Hunger Games (2012)


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#Quote
1 I come from a very musical family. My dad taught me to play guitar. I play violin and drums as well. Violin, I started in elementary school. Drums actually came when I was in a program called 'Rock Star,' which was really awesome. We were doing a song by the Ramones, so I thought, 'Why not play the drums?'
2 As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of 'The Hunger Games' family. It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire 'Hunger Games' community for their support and loyalty.
3 My mom reminds me that all things are possible.
4 I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music.
5 I think 'The Hunger Games' has a really powerful message about survival, and sacrificing for the ones you love. It's almost like a warning for us to not lose touch of our humanity. We live in a world in which we watch other's misfortunes for entertainment.
6 Within months after reading the novel 'The Hunger Games,' I went from telling my mom that I could see myself as this character to actually getting the role. My mother reminds me that if I could manifest such an important role just because I wanted it so much, all of my dreams are possible.
7 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' by Betty Smith is one of my favorites. Even though it doesn't have any monsters or crazy fantasy in it, it's such a raw story, and I can really relate to the characters. I think it's a beautiful story.
8 I've read the 'Mortal Instruments' series; I was obsessed with those.


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