28 Facts About Amandla Stenberg

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Amandla Stenberg's was included in Times list of Most Influential Teens in both 2015 and 2016, and has received several accolades, including a Teen Choice Award, an NAACP Image Award, and nominations for four Black Reel Awards and a Critics' Choice Award.

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Amandla Stenberg made her acting debut with the film Colombiana, and had her breakthrough playing Rue in the film The Hunger Games, for which she won the Teen Choice Award for Best Chemistry.

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Amandla Stenberg's had the recurring role of Macey Irving in the series Sleepy Hollow, voiced Bia in Rio 2 and starred as Halle Foster in the sitcom Mr Robinson .

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Amandla Stenberg starred as Ruby in The Darkest Minds, Leyna in Where Hands Touch, Julie in the Netflix miniseries The Eddy and Alana Beck in Dear Evan Hansen .

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Amandla Stenberg has been recognized for her outspoken views, particularly towards her activism for LGBT youth, which has received significant media coverage.

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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.

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Amandla Stenberg's has appeared in commercials for clients such as Boeing.

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Amandla Stenberg's received a number of awards and nominations, including a Black Reel Award nomination.

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Amandla Stenberg had a recurring role on season one of Sleepy Hollow from 2013 to 2014.

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In 2013, Amandla Stenberg began performing on the violin and singing harmonies at Los Angeles venues with singer-songwriter Zander Hawley.

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In 2014, Amandla Stenberg voiced Bia in the animated film Rio 2, which was a commercial success.

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In 2015, Amandla Stenberg released her first EP in August 2015 as the folk-rock duo Honeywater.

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Amandla Stenberg's played series regular Halle Foster on the short-lived series Mr Robinson, which ran in 2015.

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In 2016, Amandla Stenberg appeared in the music video for Lemonade by Beyonce, and won the BET YoungStars Award.

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Also in 2016, Amandla Stenberg had auditioned for the role of Shuri in the superhero film Black Panther she walked away because she felt that she was not right for the role.

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Amandla Stenberg's received praise for her performance, and earned a Teen Choice Award nomination.

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In late 2018, Amandla Stenberg starred in Amma Asante's World War II drama Where Hands Touch.

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In 2019, Amandla Stenberg portrayed Elizabeth Eckford, a 15-year-old girl who in 1957 was among a group of nine black students who were initially prevented from entering a racially segregated high school in Little Rock, during a segment on the television show Drunk History .

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Amandla Stenberg's collaborated with the show's composers, Pasek and Paul, on "The Anonymous Ones, " a new song written specifically for her character, whose role was expanded upon from the stage version.

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In 2021, Amandla Stenberg was cast in the main role for the upcoming Star Wars series The Acolyte.

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In 2016, Amandla Stenberg announced via Instagram that she would be studying filmmaking at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

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Amandla Stenberg's ultimately decided against attending the school, as she found herself booking jobs, and instead chose to continue with her acting career.

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In January 2016, Amandla Stenberg came out as bisexual though she subsequently stated that pansexual was an accurate term as well.

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From early 2018 to late 2018, Amandla Stenberg dated singer Mikaela Mullaney Straus, better known by her stage name King Princess.

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Amandla Stenberg's was included in Times list of Most Influential Teens in 2015 and again in 2016.

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Amandla Stenberg's is outspoken about her political views in interviews and on social media and was named "Feminist of the Year" in 2015 by the Ms.

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Amandla Stenberg's has spoken publicly on social media about cultural appropriation.

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Amandla Stenberg's accolades include an NAACP Image Award, a Teen Choice Award, and nominations for four Black Reel Awards and a Critics' Choice Award.

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