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Amandla Stenberg was born on 23rd October 1998 in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford (mother), an African-American spiritual counselor and writer, and Tom Stenberg, a Danish national. Her paternal grandmother belonged to Greenlandic Inuit ancestry.
Stenberg has two older step-sisters from her father, Tom Stenberg. Meanwhile, her first name, Amandla, means “power” or “strength” in the South African language.
The actress is best known for The Hunger Games (2012), Sleepy Hollow (2013-14), The Hate U Give (2018), and The Eddy (2020).
Non-Binary Actress Amandla Stenberg – What Pronouns Does She Prefer?
Non-Binary actress Amandla Stenberg uses both ‘she/hers’ and ‘they/hers’ pronouns.
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Stenberg is well renowned as an intersectional feminist. She speaks openly on her political beliefs in interviews and on social networks. She was named “Feminist of the Year” in 2015 by a non-profit organization for women committed to diversity called the Ms. Foundation for Women.
In 2016, Stenberg took to Instagram to reveal she intends to pursue filmmaking at the New York University Tisch School of Arts. However, she didn’t end up studying at the school as she saw herself booking gigs and instead decided to pursue her career as an actor.
Stenberg identifies as genderqueer or non-binary and uses both ‘she/hers’ and ‘they/hers’ pronouns. Previously, she claimed to be pansexual and bisexual. She came out as a lesbian in a June 2018 interview with Wonderland magazine.
From the beginning of 2018 until the end of the year, Stenberg dated singer Mikaela Mullaney Straus, renowned as King Princess. During a July 2017 interview, the actress said she quit using a cellphone and felt that smartphones and social networking might have a detrimental effect on mental wellbeing.
Amandla Stenberg Career – What’s Her Net Worth?
Amandla Stenberg’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
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Amandla Stenberg made her acting debut with the role of Young Cataleya on Colombiana (2011). The following year, her breakthrough role came in the form of The Hunger Games (2012), where she portrayed the character of Rue. For her impressive performance, she won the Teen Choice Award and was nominated for Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
In 2014, the actress played the voice role of Bia on Rio 2. This was followed by the portrayal of Sarah on As You Are (2016) and Maddy Whittier on Everything, Everything (2017). She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for the latter film.
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Stenberg most recently featured on The Darkest Minds (2018), The Hate U Give (2018), and Where Hands Touch (2018). She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Drama Movie Actress for her performance as Starr Carter on The Hate U Give.
When it comes to the small screens, the actress made her television debut with the film A Taste of Romance (2012). In 2013-14, she had a recurring role as Macey Irving for four episodes on Sleppy Hallow. The following year, she made six appearances as Halle Foster on Mr. Robinson (2015).
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Amandla made single-episode appearances on Neo Yokio (2017) as Helenist and Drunk History (2019) as Elizabeth Eckford. Most recently, she’s looking to grow her stardom through a leading role of Julie on The Eddy (2020).
Amandla Stenberg’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Stars as Julie in the Netflix musical drama ‘The Eddy’ (2020)
Created by Jack Thorne, The Eddy is a French-American musical drama miniseries on Netflix set in Paris. The first couple of episodes is directed by Damien Chazelle while Glen Ballard and Randy Kerber serve as writers.
The show contains conversations primarily in English but also occasionally in French, Arabic, and Polish. According to Netflix, the official premise reads:
The owner of a Paris jazz club gets tangled up with dangerous criminals as he fights to protect his business, his band, and his teenage daughter.
Eddy is an eight-part story taking place in the ethnically mixed neighborhoods of modern-day Paris. Formerly a well-known New York jazz pianist, Elliot Udo (Andre Holland) is now co-owner of The Eddy Club, where he handles a house band led by singer and on-off girlfriend Maja (Joanna Kulig).
As Elliot discovers his business associate Farid (Tahar Rahim), might have engaged in some dubious club activities, details begin to surface that had previously been concealed from Farid’s wife, Amira (Leila Bekhti).
Then, Elliot ‘s troubled adolescent daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg) unexpectedly appears to live with him in Paris, and his personal and professional life soon starts to crumble.
The rest of the main cast includes Adil Dehbi as Sim, Randy Kerber as Randy, Ludovic Louis as Ludo, Damian Nueva Cortes as Jude, Lada Obradovic as Katarina, and Jowee Omicil as Jowee.