The former Disney model, Amandla Stenberg is recognized worldwide for her role in The Hunger Games portraying ‘Rue’. However, her first name which looks like a spelling error but in reality stands for strength or power in the Zulu language. She started her career with print modeling for Disney.
She love playing violin, guitar and drums which even bought her 2008 Violin Scholarship from the Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association. In the year 2007 -2008 Music Education Battle of the Bands she was part of the winning band in the Rockstar 2007 and Rockstar 2008. She was honored by Ms.Foundation for Women who named her “Feminist of the Year” in 2015
Amandla is good at gymnastics and trained into lot of dancing styles like ballet, tap and hip hop. She identifies herself as pan sexual.
Amandla Stenberg was born on 23rd October in 1998 to her Danish father Tom Stenberg and her African American mother Karen Brailsford. She was born and raised in California Los Angeles County. The actress has two elder half sisters from her father’s side.
Career: Amandla was born to be star. She started modeling for Disney Catalog when she was only four. She has also starred in commercials for brands like Kmart and McDonald’s. She started of her movie career in 2011 from ‘Colombiana’ following the hit series ‘The Hunger Games’ in 2012 for which she won ‘Teen Choice Award for Choice Chemistry’ and it second part in
‘Catching Fire’ 2013. She has also voiced in an animation movie ‘Rio 2’ released in 2014. In 2016, she received BET Award for YoungStar for her role in ‘Lemonade’.
She debuted on the small screen in 2012 through a TV film named ‘A Taste of Romance’. After which she appeared in 4 episodes of the TV series ‘Sleepy Hollow’ from 2013-2014 and last she was seen in ‘Mr. Robinson’ in 2015 appearing in its 6 episodes.
Education: She completed her high school education from California. She also started learning violin, drums and guitars. She has always been a keen musician and can be seen exploring hand in music too.
Amandla at just the age of 18 has achieved so much. But the star earlier last year enrolled herself in the New York University Film School, in order to complete her graduation in something she loves.
Amandla Stenberg Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $1.4 Million US Dollars
The American on screen and voice actress is working since the age of four. Throughout her she has done several modeling campaigns including some movies. The actress’s net worth is estimated to be worth $1.4 million US dollars as of 2017.
Amandla Stenberg Business Model
The hunger game star is a popular choice in the fashion industry. In 2016, she landed a modeling contact with The Society NYC’s Society roster with celebrities like Willow Smith and Kendall Jenner. Apart from this she has been the cover girl of various magazines like Dazed Magazine in 2015 and Teen Vogue in 2016.She has also done several TV commercials like Walmart, Kmart, KFC and safeway.
Apart from her acting, she has done multiply voice over’s for television as well as films. She is a gifted musician and can be seen playing violin and singing harmonies with Zander Hawley a singer and songwriter, at the LA venues. They are playing together since 2013. In 2015, they launched their first EP (Extended Play) and second EP in the end of last year. The duo launched these songs under the name “Honeywater”.
Last year Amanda came out as Bi-sexual through an emotional Snapchat video, where she talked about the struggles of being confused about your sexual preferences and perceptions of the society. She ends the video by asking her fans to embrace who they are and thanked her close friend Jaden Smith who helped her through the process.
She actively talks and supports her ethnicity by talking about Black Culture and the unjust they have to face. ‘She wishes that people could love Black people as much as they love Black culture’. In 2016, the actress posted a video online schooling the world on sexuality, gender and racism. In the video, she lets it all out talking about her views and struggle of being different.
Apart from her career, the star is constantly making headline for her social media rifts, be it Kylie Jenner comment that happen last year, where she was criticized for trying to adapt Black appearance by making braids and makeup, which to her was culturally inappropriate. The loud voice and righteous opinion landed her with the title of “one of the most incendiary voices of her generation” given to her by Dazed Magazine.
Amandla will be seen in a movie ‘Everything, Everything’ playing the main role of Maddy, which is said to be released this year.
Amandla is only 18 right now, and has a long race to run. Although she has already proved her worth, she still has to explore and make a place for herself in Hollywood. This model, singer, drummer, actress and activist is definitely a precious jewel to the Industry.