Stenberg has two older half-sisters on her father’s side. Her name means “power” or “strength” in Zulu. Discover what happened on this day. Her mother is African American, her father is Danish, and her paternal grandmother had Greenlandic Inuit ancestry. She lent her voice to Rio 2 (2014) in the role of Bia, a high-flying feathery spawn of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway). (2016)_ Inc honored Amandla with the Young, Gifted and Black award and she is also the winner of the "BET Awards 2016" (2016)_ YoungStars award. The actress hails from a small family. Amandla Stenberg has been called many things by a lot of people. Her name means "power" in the South-African Nguni language, which was popularized during the resistance. She is best known for her portrayal of young Cataleya in Colombiana and Rue in The Hunger Games. Amandla Stenberg Is An Intelligent, Talented Force ... Stenberg has been vocal about her love for her parents and even told Essence magazine a … She celebrates her birthday on 23rd of October, which makes her 19 years old. [14] Her breakthrough came at the age of 14, when she was cast as Rue in the 2012 film The Hunger Games. |  [58][59][60][61], Stenberg identifies as non-binary,[62][63] and uses both 'she/her/hers' and 'they/their/theirs' pronouns. — Íris (@lesbiroses) June 17, 2018 You heard it folks Amandla Stenberg officially came out as gay and I want to see ZERO confusion as to why she … [46] In August 2020, she was cast as Alana Beck in Stephen Chbosky's film adaptation of the broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. Her single, "Let My Baby Stay", was featured in the film's soundtrack. The young movie star credited her mother with giving her this name. Amandla Stenberg was born on October 23, 1998, in Los Angeles County, California, the United States to Karen Brailsford and Tom Stenberg. Amandla Stenberg tells Kelly & Ryan why her parents chose her name. Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998 height 5' 1" (1,55 m)) is an American teen actress. [47], Dazed magazine named Stenberg "one of the most incendiary voices of her generation" when it featured her on its Autumn 2015 cover. In 1992 the first text message was sent, DVDs were invented, Sony PlayStation was released and Google was founded. ', View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. The film was received positively,[39] and Stenberg received critical acclaim for her performance, with the magazine Rolling Stone writing "It is impossible to over-praise Stenberg's incandescent performance, a gathering storm that grows in ferocity and feeling with each scene. His father name is Tom Stenberg and mother name is Karen Brailsford. We live in a world in which we watch other's misfortunes for entertainment. She has stated that Tom’s mother was from Greenland, and is of Inuit ancestry. Karen Brailsford love life with Tom Stenberg The famous American writer is living a blissful married life. Stenberg was born in Los Angeles, California, the child of Karen Brailsford and Tom Stenberg. She is an actress, perhaps best known for the roles of the young Cataleya in the action film “Colombiana” (2011) and of Rue in the dystopian science fiction action film “The Hunger Games” (2012). Amandla Stenberg was born on 23 October 1998 to the parents Karen Brailsford (mother) and Tom Stenberg (father) in Los Angeles, California. Her paternal grandmother holds the Greenlandic Inuit ancestry. She was declared "one of the most incendiary voices of her generation" by Dazed magazine, which featured Amandla on the cover of its Autumn 2015 issue. It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. Her father is an African-American spiritual counselor and writer whereas her mother is a Danish. [18], In 2013, she was cast in the short film Mercy playing the daughter of Robin Thicke and Paula Patton; Thicke directed the film. From her father’s relationship, she has two half-sisters. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire 'Hunger Games' community for their support and loyalty. Woods, and published in November 2015. … Drums actually came when I was in a program called 'Rock Star,' which was really awesome. In April 2011, Lionsgate announced that Amandla had landed the role of Rue in the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular young adult series, The Hunger Games (2012). Amandla Stenberg was born on 23 October, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She told Variety in 2018: "It was so exhilarating to see it fulfilled by people who should have been a part of it and who deserved it and who were right for it. Childhood & Early Life Amandla Stenberg was born on 23 October 1998 in Los Angeles, California, to Tom Stenberg and Karen Brailsford. Her paternal grandmother had Greenlandic Inuit ancestry. My mom reminds me that all things are possible. "When she's not making music, Amandla is making noise on social media. The 1990s is often remembered as a decade of peace, prosperity and the rise of the Internet (World Wide Web). [37] She received praise for her performance, and earned a Teen Choice Award nomination. [69][70] From early 2018 to late 2018, Stenberg dated singer Mikaela Mullaney Straus, better known by her stage name King Princess. Amandla Stenberg is part of a Millennial Generation (also known as Generation Y). Amandla’s mother, Karen Brailsford, is African-American, and is a spiritual counselor and writer. Highlights were featured on Super Soul Sunday (2011). Oprah Winfrey took note of her activism and invited Amandla to give a talk ("My Authenticity Is My Activism") for SuperSoul Sessions Series 2 at UCLA's Royce Hall in April 2016. That same month, she signed on to star in the remake of the 1996 thriller film Fear. Amandla Stenberg at the Variety's 5th Annual Power Of … She received a number of awards and nominations, including a Black Reel Award nomination. She has two older half-sisters from her father’s side. Associated With [54], In 2016, Stenberg announced via Instagram that she would be studying filmmaking at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Schteeeve your debut album is innovative honest…” [68] In June 2018, in an interview with Wonderland magazine, she came out as gay. [64][65] She has previously said that she was bisexual[53][66][67] and pansexual. Has two older half-sisters on her father's side. She was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on October 23, 1998 , to father Tom Stenberg and mother Karen Brailsford . Amandla Stenberg is an American actress and singer. Her single, "Let My Baby Stay" was featured in the film Everything, Everything (2018). Millennials is a generation who grew up with comp… "Black Girls Rock!" Amandla's mother is African-American and father is Danish. Tom is a businessman, whereas, Karen is a writer. As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of 'The Hunger Games' family. I think it's a beautiful story. [28], In 2016, Stenberg appeared in the music video for Lemonade by Beyoncé,[29] and won the BET YoungStars Award. Amandla helped catapult the topic of cultural appropriation into public discourse when she posted her school project video, "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows," onto her Tumblr in 2014. 2.4m Followers, 1,089 Following, 453 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from amandla (@amandlastenberg) this is the gayest this could ever be! A gifted musician, Amandla plays the violin, drums and guitar. [34] In the same year, she starred in the romantic drama Everything, Everything, directed by Stella Meghie,[35][36] and co-starring Nick Robinson. In the summer and fall of 2010, she shot her first feature, Colombiana (2011), an action-thriller starring Zoe Saldana whose character, the avenging assassin Cataleya Restrepo, Amandla plays as a child. Amandla completed her high schooling from Wildwood School. Amandla appears in several sequences in the visual album Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016). Amandla Stenberg parents are Karen Brailsford, an African-American woman, and Tom Stenberg, a Danish man. "[32][33], In 2017, Stenberg and Sebastian Jones released Niobe: She is Death, the second part of the trilogy. Time magazine put her on its cover in 2018, making her a Next Generation Leader honoree.With Stranger Comics' Sebastian Jones, Amandla wrote the comic books "Niobe: She is Life" and "Niobe: She is Death." Mother is African-American and father is Danish. Tom Stenberg (Danish citizen) Mother. I love all kinds of art. My dad taught me to play guitar. We were doing a song by the Ramones, so I thought, 'Why not play the drums? [53] Her video, "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows" admonished Kylie Jenner for adopting that traditionally African-American hairstyle. ... Amandla Stenberg is of Black and Danish heritage. By Dailymail.com Reporter. 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. The Ms. Foundation for Women named Amandla, along with Rowan Blanchard "Feminist Celebrity of the Year" in 2016.The actor-activist landed a spot on Time magazine's list of the 30 Most Influential Teens in 2015 and 2016; was declared one of W Magazine's Royals in 2017; and was the featured call-out in Forbes 30 Under 30, also in 2017. [4][5][6][7] Her paternal grandmother had Greenlandic Inuit ancestry. Amandla Stenberg was born on the 23rd October 1998, in Los Angeles, California, USA of Danish and African – American descent. Her paternal grandmother had Greenlandic Inuit ancestry. Published: 01:52 EST, 4 December 2018 | … It's almost like a warning for us to not lose touch of our humanity. Her other film roles include voicing Bia in Rio 2 (2014), and her starring roles as Ruby in The Darkest Minds (2018) and Leyna in Where Hands Touch (2018). Stenberg also has two older half-sisters from her father’s side. [11], At age four, Stenberg started doing catalog modeling shoots for Disney. 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. In 2015, she made her musical debut as part of the folk-rock duo Honeywater. Amandla Stenberg, 20, opts for patterned gown with ruffled collar as she's honored at charity gala. She made her Sundance Film Festival debut with the teen angst drama As You Are (2016) which won a Special Jury prize. [30] In the same year, she signed with The Society, a modelling agency. [31] Also in 2016, Stenberg had auditioned for the role of Shuri in the superhero film Black Panther, however, she walked away because she felt that she was not right for the role. [38], In 2018, she played the lead role of Starr Carter in the contemporary drama The Hate U Give, based on the novel of the same name, which is about the Black Lives Matter movement. Amandla Stenberg was born in Los Angeles, California, the child of Karen Brailsford, an African-American spiritual counselor and writer, and Tom Stenberg, who is Danish. Amandla Stenberg has two older half-sisters from father side. In 2014, Stenberg voiced Bia in the animated film Rio 2, which was a commercial success. Read all about Amandla Stenberg with TVGuide.com's exclusive biography including their list of awards, celeb facts and more at TVGuide.com She will also collaborate with the show's composers, Pasek and Paul, on a new song being written specifically for her character, whose role was expanded upon from the stage version. Named #1 Breakout Kid Actor of 2012 by "Entertainment Weekly". [49], Stenberg identifies as an intersectional feminist. [1] She has appeared in commercials for clients such as Boeing. [26][27] It is the first nationally distributed comic that has a black woman as its protagonist, author, and another as the artist. [8] Stenberg has two older half-sisters on her father's side. Amandla Stenberg looks so chic while walking the red carpet at the premiere of … In March 2016 Fox 2000 won a heated bidding war for Angela Thomas' debut novel, The Hate U Give (2018) with Amandla attached to star. For the soundtrack of The Hate U Give (2018) Amandla wrote and sings "Always. [41][42] In late 2018, Stenberg starred in Amma Asante's World War II drama Where Hands Touch. Amandla was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles to her parents, Tom Stenberg and Karen Brailsford. Jacqueline Emerson and Amandla Stenberg at the after party of the California premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." Father. 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Stenberg has two older half-sisters on her father's side. Amandla Stenberg Has a Major Fashion Moment in Gucci at Berlin Film Festival! In April 2011, Lionsgate announced that Amandla had landed the role of Rue in the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular young adult series, The Hunger Games (2012). Born to her African parents, Leola White and Charlie Benjamin Brasilford, she is of Afro-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Karen Brailsford (writer, spiritual counselor; of African American descent) Sisters. [21] In 2013, Stenberg began performing on the violin and singing harmonies at Los Angeles venues with singer-songwriter Zander Hawley. Oh, and the Soviet Union fell and boy bands ruled the music charts. They have dated artist Mikaela Straus. Damien Chazelle serves as executive producer of the Paris-set show.In addition to on-camera jobs, Amandla put her sensitive ear to work in voice-over gigs for both film and television. Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg, a businessman. The actor also nabbed lead roles in the YA adaptation Everything, Everything (2017); the Amma Asante World War II drama, Where Hands Touch (2018); and in the film adaptation of The Darkest Minds (2018) series by Alexandra Bracken.In May 2019 it was announced that Amandla would appear in the Netflix series The Eddy (2020) opposite André Holland (Moonlight (2016)). [25] Stenberg co-wrote the comic book Niobe: She is Life with Sebastian Jones, which was illustrated by Ashley A. You’re probably familiar with Amandla Stenberg, most famously known for her role as Rue, in “The Hunger Games.” In real life the 19 year old is writing her own inspirational story. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). [43][44], In May 2019, she joined the cast of the Netflix miniseries The Eddy,[45] which was released on May 8, 2020. The folk-rock duo, known as Honeywater, released their first EP in August 2015 and a second in November 2016. She appears in and directed the accompanying video. "[39] The film's director, George Tillman Jr. wrote that “She has this ability to make you feel like you're seeing the real deal, which comes from a level of dedication to the material that's rare at any age, I was already excited by the work I'd seen from her, but it's even more exciting to think about the work she's yet to do.”[40] She earned several awards and nominations for the role, which include winning an NAACP Image Award and being nominated for a Critics' Choice Award. In 2015, she released the video "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows". [26][50] She is outspoken about her political views in interviews and on social media, and was named "Feminist of the Year" in 2015 by the Ms. Foundation for Women. In 2016, she announced in her Instagram account that she would be attending New York University. Amandla made her American magazine cover debut with Teen Vogue's February 2016 issue for which she co-directed a trio of videos about black women. Amandla Stenberg was born in 1990s. Amandla Stenberg is joining the cast of Universal Pictures’ feature adaption Dear Evan Hansen, based on the original stage musical play with music … |  [55][56][57] Stenberg did not end up attending the school as she found herself booking jobs and instead chose to continue with her acting career. Amandla won a Teen Choice Award for their performance with Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. She is Danish descent from father side and African American descent from mother side. Stenberg made her acting debut with the film Colombiana (2011), and had her breakthrough playing Rue in the film The Hunger Games (2012), for which she won a Teen Choice Award. She has an African American mother named Karen Brailsford and a Danish father named Tom Stenberg. Amandla Stenberg is an American actress. Her first name means "power" or "strength" in the South African languages of IsiXhosa and Zulu. For her heart-breaking performance, Amandla earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Amandla’s father, Tom Stenberg, is Danish. Amandla Stenberg attends the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. Publicity Listings I've read the 'Mortal Instruments' series; I was obsessed with those. Best Known For her second Teen Vogue cover - the Icons issue in September 2017 - Amandla wrote and directed a meditation video. [15] The film was a critical and financial success,[16][17] and Stenberg's performance was praised. [2][3] In 2016, she was included in the list of SuperSoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders by Oprah Winfrey. 214.8k Likes, 351 Comments - amandla (@amandlastenberg) on Instagram: “Steve mufuggin the kid that did Lacy, U DID THAT! In television, Stenberg had the recurring role of Macey Irving in the series Sleepy Hollow (2013–2014), and starred as Halle Foster in the sitcom Mr. Robinson (2015) and as Julie in the Netflix miniseries The Eddy (2020). [48] She was included in Time's list of Most Influential Teens in 2015, and again in 2016. Amandla Stenberg just brought their box braids back and gave them a fun '90s twist. 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She also won (with Jennifer Lawrence) a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry.Amandla starred in the recurring role of Macey, the daughter of Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones), on season one of Fox's Sleepy Hollow (2013). In 2013 she began performing on the violin and singing harmonies at LA venues with singer/songwriter Zander Hawley. In the summer of 2015, Amandla played series regular Halle Foster on Mr. Robinson (2015) opposite Craig Robinson. [24] She played series regular Halle Foster on the short-lived series Mr. Robinson, which ran in 2015. Amandla Stenberg was born in Los Angeles, California, the child of Karen Brailsford, an African-American spiritual counselor and writer, and Tom Stenberg, who is Danish. 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. Amandla Stenberg was born to parents Tom Stenberg and Karen Brailsford. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member since 2018. Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg, a businessman. I come from a very musical family. I think 'The Hunger Games' has a really powerful message about survival, and sacrificing for the ones you love. [24] In April 2016, Stenberg gave a speech at WE Day California, a WE Charity event. Violin, I started in elementary school. Amandla's cover of Mac DeMarco's "Let My Baby Stay" is featured on the Everything, Everything soundtrack and in the closing credits. Her father is Danish while her mother is African American. 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' by Betty Smith is one of my favorites. [9][10] Her first name means "power" or "strength" in the South African languages of IsiXhosa and Zulu. [19][20] Stenberg had a recurring role on season one of Sleepy Hollow from 2013 to 2014. Elise Stenberg (Paternal half) Angela Myree. She received critical acclaim for her roles as Maddy Whittier in Everything, Everything (2017) and as Starr Carter in the film The Hate U Give (2018), the latter of which earned her an NAACP Image Award and a nomination for a Critics' Choice Award. Stenberg has stated in interviews that they identify as gender non-binary and pansexual. She … Known for her acting and public image, Stenberg has received several accolades, and was included in Time's list of Most Influential Teens in both 2015 and 2016.[2][3]. In fact, her parents are the aforementioned Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. Amandla has also said that she is learning Danish. Paternal grandmother was an Inuit from Greenland. Karen Brailsford, Other Works Karen … I just wasn't. Born Oct. 23, 1998 in Los Angeles, Amandla Stenberg was the daughter of an African-American mother and a Danish father, who chose her distinctive first name because it meant "power" in Zulu. Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998) is an American actress and singer. - IMDb Mini Biography By: The Abundant World Presents, Amandla Stenberg Boyfriend, Net Worth, Cars, House, Parents, Age, Biography, Lifestyle 2019.. Amandla Stenberg Biography: Wiki Facts, Age, Birthday, Height, Parents Born in the year 1998 in Los Angeles, California, Amandla Stenberg is an American actress and singer. 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. An ambassador for No Kid Hungry, Amandla also supports the Ubuntu Education Fund, which nurtures children "from cradle to career" in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. For her heart-breaking performance, Amandla earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress … Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry).In the summer and fall of 2010, she shot her first feature, Colombiana (2011), an action-thriller starring Zoe Saldana whose character, the avenging assassin Cataleya Restrepo, Amandla plays as a child. Amandla mother's name is Karen Bailsford. Official Sites. Family Life. [51][52] She has spoken publicly on social media about cultural appropriation. [22][23], In 2015, Stenberg released her first EP in August 2015 as the folk-rock duo Honeywater. [71], In a July 2017 interview, Stenberg said she had stopped using a smartphone, and that she thought phones and social media can have a negative effect on mental health. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music. 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