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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
1Named #1 Breakout Kid Actor of 2012 by "Entertainment Weekly".
2Variety featured Amandla in its "Up Next" section in the publication's 2011 Youth Impact Report.
3At 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.
4Amandla means power in Zulu.
5Paternal grandmother was an Inuit from Greenland.
6Likes to knit.
7Once took a ride on the Goodyear Blimp.
8Mother is African-American and father is Danish.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Darkest Minds2018filmingRuby
Where Hands Touch2017post-productionLeyna
The Hate U GivefilmingStarr Carter
Neo Yokio2017TV SeriesHelenist
Everything, Everything2017Maddy
As You Are2016Sarah
Heads Up America2015Video short
Mr. Robinson2015TV SeriesHalle Foster
Rio 22014Bia (voice)
Sleepy Hollow2013-2014TV SeriesMacey Irving
Mercy2013/IIIShortSarah
The Hunger Games2012Rue
A Taste of Romance2012TV MovieTaylor
Colombiana2011Cat - 10

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Texas Killing Fields2011voice over - uncredited
Falling Skies2011TV Series voice over - 1 episode
Why Did I Get Married Too?2010ADR cast

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everything, Everything2017performer: "Let My Baby Stay"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2017TV SeriesHerself
Beyoncé: Lemonade2016TV Special
Black Girls Rock!2016TV SpecialHerself
Child Star Psychologist 3 with Kiernan Shipka2013ShortHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Special documentaryHerself
Extra2012TV SeriesHerself
Effected: The Visual Artwork of the Hunger Games2012Video documentary shortHerself
Feast & Famine: Creating the Food for the Hunger Games2012Video documentary shortHerself
On the Black Carpet: The Hunger Games Premiere2012Video documentary shortHerself
Stories from the Tributes2012Video documentary shortHerself
The Hunger Games: Capitol Couture - The Styles of Panem2012Video documentary shortHerself
The Hunger Games: Casting the Tributes2012Video documentary shortHerself
The Stunts of the Hunger Games2012Video documentary shortHerself
The Weapons of the Arena2012Video documentary shortHerself
The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games2012Video documentaryHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
E! News2012TV SeriesHerself
KTLA Morning News2012TV SeriesHerself
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself
¡Despierta América!2012TV SeriesHerself
Tribute Video Diaries2012Video documentary shortHerself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
TeenNick Halo Awards2011TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire2013Rue (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ChemistryThe Hunger Games (2012)· Jennifer Lawrence

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceThe Hunger Games (2012)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Hunger Games (2012)


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#Quote
1I 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?'
2As 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.
3My mom reminds me that all things are possible.
4I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music.
5I 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.
6Within 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.
8I've read the 'Mortal Instruments' series; I was obsessed with those.


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