Amandla Stenberg


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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. 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 ... See full bio »

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  The Eddy (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Julie
- Episode #1.8 ... Julie
- Episode #1.7 ... Julie
- Episode #1.6 ... Julie
- Episode #1.5 ... Julie
- Episode #1.4 ... Julie
 2019 Drunk History (TV Series)
Elizabeth Eckford
- Trailblazers (2019) ... Elizabeth Eckford
 2018 Where Hands Touch
Leyna
 2018 The Hate U Give
Starr Carter
 2018 The Darkest Minds
Ruby Daly
 2017 Neo Yokio (TV Series)
Helenist
- O, the Helenists... (2017) ... Helenist (voice)
 2017 Everything, Everything
Maddy
 2016 As You Are
Sarah
 2015 Heads Up America (Video short)
 2015 Mr. Robinson (TV Series)
Halle Foster
- School's Out for Summer (2015) ... Halle Foster
- Can't Buy Me Love (2015) ... Halle Foster
- Love the One You're With (2015) ... Halle Foster
- Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog (2015) ... Halle Foster
- Flesh for Fantasy (2015) ... Halle Foster
 2014 Rio 2
Bia (voice)
 2013-2014 Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)
Macey Irving
- The Indispensable Man (2014) ... Macey Irving
- The Vessel (2014) ... Macey Irving
- The Golem (2013) ... Macey Irving
- Sanctuary (2013) ... Macey Irving
 2013/III Mercy (Short)
Sarah
 2012 The Hunger Games
Rue
 2012 A Taste of Romance (TV Movie)
Taylor
 2011 Colombiana
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5' 3" (1.6 m)
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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. See more »

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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. See more »

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Scorpio

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