Amandla Stenberg is one of the fast-rising stars that is taking Hollywood by storm. The actress has featured in several movies and TV series such as The Hunger Games, Everything, Everything, and The Hate U Give. Stenberg’s talent is not restricted to the screen alone, she is also a musician and part of a folk-rock duo known as Honeywater. Asides her artistic talents, the actress cum musician is also renowned for her activism and willingness to speak out on topical issues such as race and cultural appropriation. All these have earned her honours from several quarters. Find out more here about this inspiring young lady as it relates to her bio/age, boyfriend, girlfriend, parents etc.
Amandla Stenberg Bio (Age)
Amandla Stenberg was born on the 23rd of October 1998 in Los Angeles, California. One thing that is easily noticeable about her is her unique first name. Amandla stands for power and is gotten from the languages of the Zulu and IsiXhosa tribes of South Africa.
Stenberg commenced her professional career when she was just a child, at the age of 4. She appeared in commercials and photo shoots for organizations such as Boeing and Disney. She landed her first movie role at the age of 13 in the 2011 movie, Colombiana. In the movie, she portrayed the younger version of the lead character played by Zoë Saldana. Stenberg shot to fame just one year later when she played the role of Jennifer Lawrence’s sidekick, Rue, in the popular movie, The Hunger Games.
Since making that strong debut, Stenberg has featured in a myriad number of movies, TV series with more to come. Some of her most popular movies include the 2018 crime drama, The Hate U Give. In the movie, she plays the lead role of a young girl who is forced to become an advocate against injustice after her friend got killed by the police. Another popular movie of hers is the 2017 romantic drama, Everything, Everything. In it, she plays a girl who is supposedly suffering from an immune disorder that prevents her from stepping outside the four walls of her home.
Amandla Stenberg actively supports several charities and causes, especially those working with women and children. Some of them are No Kid Hungry (an organization working to ensure that no child is hungry in the U.S.) and Ubuntu Education Fund (which assists less privileged youngsters in South-Africa). Stenberg also supports initiatives aimed at getting more young women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths fields).
Amandla Stenberg has received several awards, both for her movies and her advocacy. In 2012, she won the Teen Choice Award for choice chemistry alongside Jennifer Lawrence. She also received the BET youngster award in 2016. Stenberg was named feminist celebrity of the year in 2016, alongside actress Rowan Blanchard. This honor came from the Ms. Foundation for Women. The actress made Time Magazine’s list of the 30 most influential teens in the world in 2015 and 2016 as well as Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017.
Family – Parents and Siblings
The actress hails from a small family. She has an African American mother named Karen Brailsford and a Danish father named Tom Stenberg. Stenberg also has two older half-sisters from her father’s side.
Does She Have a Boyfriend or Girlfriend?
Amandla Stenberg has a girlfriend and her name is king Princess. King Princess (real name – Mikaela Straus) is a singer and songwriter as well as a fast-rising pop star in the U.S. She plays several instruments such as guitar, piano, drums etc., and released her first single (titled 1950) in 2018. She now has at least three songs and one EP (Make My Bed) to her credit.
Stenberg and king Princess met at a pool party in Malibu. They got talking and discovered that they had similar viewpoints on issues. The friendship eventually progressed to a romantic relationship and the couple has officially confirmed their relationship in July 2018 and regularly attend red carpet events together.
Amandla Stenberg’s Sexuality
Stenberg has been very outspoken when it comes to her sexuality. She previously identified as pansexual and later, bisexual.
A pansexual is a person who is sexually attracted to everyone irrespective of their gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
In 2018, Stenberg revealed that she identifies as gay and no longer bisexual or pansexual. She disclosed that she is romantically attracted to only women. Amandla also revealed that she is uncomfortable being intimate with men and is happiest when she is intimate with girls.