Biography

Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998) is an American teen actress. She is best known for her portrayal of young Cataleya in Colombiana and Rue in The Hunger Games.

Amandla (which means "power" in Zulu) Stenberg was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 23, 1998. Her mother, Karen Brailsford, is African-American, and her father, Tom Stenberg, is Danish (he was born in Copenhagen). Her paternal grandmother was from Greenland and had Inuit ancestry. At the age of four, Stenberg started doing catalog modeling shoots for Disney. She has appeared in commercials for McDonald's, Kmart, and more.

In 2011, she appeared in her first feature film, Colombiana, as a younger version of Zoe Saldana's character. Stenberg's career breakthrough came when she was cast as Rue in the 2012 film, The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins's young adult book. The Hunger Games was directed by Gary Ross and also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Alexander Ludwig and Liam Hemsworth. In February 2012, it was announced that Stenberg would appear in Rio 2 as Bia, one of Blu and Jewel's daughters.

Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998) is an American teen actress. She is best known for her portrayal of young Cataleya in Colombiana and Rue in The Hunger Games.

Amandla (which means "power" in Zulu) Stenberg was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 23, 1998. Her mother, Karen Brailsford, is African-American, and her father, Tom Stenberg, is Danish (he was born in Copenhagen). Her paternal grandmother was from Greenland and had Inuit ancestry. At the age of four, Stenberg started doing catalog modeling shoots for Disney. She has appeared in commercials for McDonald's, Kmart, and more.

In 2011, she appeared in her first feature film, Colombiana, as a younger version of Zoe Saldana's character. Stenberg's career breakthrough came when she was cast as Rue in the 2012 film, The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins's young adult book. The Hunger Games was directed by Gary Ross and also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Alexander Ludwig and Liam Hemsworth. In February 2012, it was announced that Stenberg would appear in Rio 2 as Bia, one of Blu and Jewel's daughters.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1998-10-23

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 This Changes Everything as Herself
2018 The Hate U Give as Starr Carter
2018 Where Hands Touch as Leyna
2018 The Darkest Minds as Ruby Daly
2017 Everything, Everything as Maddy Whittier
2017 With Him / Best to You / Better Numb
2016 As You Are as Sarah
2016 Lemonade
2015 Mr. Robinson (6 episodes) as Halle Foster
2014 Rio 2 as Bia (voice)
2013 Sleepy Hollow (4 episodes) as Macey Irving
2012 The Hunger Games as Rue
2012 A Taste of Romance as Taylor
2011 Colombiana as Cataleya Restrepo (Age10)

Editing

2016 Blue Girls Burn Fast Editor
2014 The Yellow Wallpaper Editor

Directing

2016 Blue Girls Burn Fast Director
2014 The Yellow Wallpaper Director

Writing

2016 Blue Girls Burn Fast Writer

Production

2016 Blue Girls Burn Fast Producer

Camera

2016 Blue Girls Burn Fast Director of Photography

Crew

2014 The Yellow Wallpaper Cinematography

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