Amandla Stenberg grew up under the spotlight. Starting off as a child model at the tender age of four, she worked her way to commercials and eventually found her calling as an actress. She was born on the 23rd of October in 1998 to Karen Brailsford, an African-American spiritual counselor/writer, and Tom Stenberg of Danish ancestry. Her place of birth is in Los Angeles, California. She has been in many top movies, some of the ones which stand out are The Hunger Games where she portrayed Rue; Everything, Everything – playing the role of Madeline Whittier, and her role as Starr Carter in The Hate U Give (2018). She said the latter changed her life in many ways.
Amandla Stenberg Career Timeline
As an adorable four-year-old, Amandla Stenberg went into catalog modeling for Disney and also did some commercials for brands like Boeing. It wasn’t until 2011 that she got her first feature film role in Colombiana, playing the younger version of Zoe Saldana’s character (Cataleya Restrepo). It took a year after her debut for her breakthrough to come with her role as Rue in the 2012 blockbuster film, The Hunger Games. She lent her voice to Bia in the 2014 animated film Rio 2 and between 2013 and 2014, she joined the cast of season one of Sleepy Hollow in a recurring role as Macey Irving. While she was seen in four episodes of Sleepy Hollow, Amandla became a series regular on Mr. Robinso in the summer of 2015, playing Halle Foster in six episodes.
A ball of talent she is, Amandla Stenberg explored her musical side in 2013, singing harmonies at Los Angeles venues alongside singer/songwriter Zander Hawley. Teaming up to form a folk-rock duo known as Honeywater, the two dropped their first EP in August 2015.
Stenberg also co-wrote the comic book, Niobe: She is Life, in collaboration with Sebastian Jones. The first issue of the trilogy was illustrated by Ashley A. Woods and published in November 2015. Stenberg and Jones released the second version which they dubbed Niobe: She is Death in May 2017.
Some of her recent acting credits can be traced to the romantic drama Everything, Everything alongside Nick Robinson. In 2018, she played prominent roles in Where Hands Touch (Leyna), The Hate U Give (Starr Carter), and The Darkest Minds as Ruby Daly.
Her achievements so far have not gone unnoticed. The Dazed magazine honored her on its Autumn 2015 cover and recognized her as “one of the most incendiary voices of her generation”. Again, Time’s list of Most Influential Teens in 2015 and 2016 respectively featured her, and shortly afterward, she joined Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders in 2016. She has also used her influence to speak about sensitive issues on social media, cultural appropriation being one of them.
Her parents are identified as Karen Brailsford – mother and Tom Stenberg – father. Her mother is an African-American in terms of origin while her father is Danish. There is no record of the occupation of her father but her mother identifies as a spiritual counselor and writer. On her father’s side of the family, Amandla has two half-siblings who are both older than her.
Is She Dating A Boyfriend Or Girlfriend?
In 2016, 17-year-old Amandla Stenberg came out as bisexual and pansexual but it seems with time, she made a new discovery about her sexual orientation.
She unveiled her new self in a revealing interview with singer King Princess for Wonderland Magazine. According to the American actress, she is definitely gay and only sexually attracted to women. Apparently, she was confused at first and thought she was bi but later found out her true feelings which made her emotional in a joyful way.
She is believed to be currently in a romantic relationship with King Princess but no details about their dalliance are available. Stenberg prefers to be identified as non-binary.
Amandla Stenberg Height
Height is not an asset that the American actress can boast of but her great looks make up for the loss. She is barely 5 ft. 3 in. tall and her weight is recorded as 56 kg. Her bust, waist, and hips measure 33-26-34 inches respectively. She has black hair and brown eyes.