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Actor and Activist; Known for "The Hate U Give" and "Everything, Everything"

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 Amandla Stenberg Biography

Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg. Their mother is African-American and their father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). In the summer and fall of 2010, the actor shot their first feature, Colombiana, an action-thriller starring Zoe Saldana. In April 2011, Lionsgate announced that Amandla had landed the role of Rue in the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular young adult series, The Hunger Games (2012). For their heart-breaking performance, Amandla earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. They also won (with Jennifer Lawrence) a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry.

Amandla has starred in the recurring role of Macey, the daughter of Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones), on season one of Fox's Sleepy Hollow. In the summer of 2015, Amandla played series regular Halle Foster on Mr. Robinson opposite Craig Robinson. They made their Sundance Film Festival debut with the teen angst drama As You Are which won a Special Jury prize. Amandla appears in several sequences in the visual album Beyoncé: Lemonade.

In addition to on-camera jobs, Amandla has put their sensitive ear to work in voice-over gigs for both film and television. They lent their voice to Rio 2 in the role of Bia. A gifted musician, Amandla plays the violin, drums and guitar. In 2013, Amandla began performing on the violin and singing harmonies at LA venues with singer/songwriter Zander Hawley. The folk-rock duo, known as Honeywater, released their first EP in August 2015 and a second in November 2016. In 2017, Amandla released a cover of the Mac DeMarco song "Let My Baby Stay" for the soundtrack of the film Everything, Everything.

When they're not making music, Amandla is making noise on social media. They were declared "one of the most incendiary voices of their generation" by Dazed magazine, which featured Amandla on the cover of its Autumn 2015 issue. Teen Vogue featured Amandla on its February 2016 cover. In tandem with the issue's release, Amandla co-directed a trio of videos about black women. Amandla helped catapult the topic of cultural appropriation into public discourse when they posted their school project video, "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows," onto their Tumblr in 2014.

Oprah Winfrey took note of their activism and invited Amandla to give a talk ("My Authenticity Is My Activism") for SuperSoul Sessions Series 2 at UCLA's Royce Hall in April 2016. Highlights were featured on Super Soul Sunday. "Black Girls Rock!" Inc honored Amandla with the Young, Gifted and Black award and they are also the winner of the "BET Awards 2016" YoungStars award. The Ms. Foundation for Women named Amandla, along with Rowan Blanchard "Feminist Celebrity of the Year" in 2016. The actor-activist landed a spot on Time magazine's list of the 30 Most Influential Teens in 2015 and 2016. With Stranger Comics' Sebastian Jones, Amandla co-writes the comic book Niobe: She is Life. A youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry, Amandla also supports the Ubuntu Education Fund, which nurtures children "from cradle to career" in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

In March 2016 Fox 2000 won a heated bidding war for Angela Thomas' debut novel, The Hate U Give with Amandla attached to star. The film debuted in October 2018. The actor also nabbed lead roles in the YA adaptation Everything, Everything, the Amma Asante World War II romance, Where Hands Touch; and in the film adaptation of The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken.

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Amandla Stenberg

Actor and Activist; Known for "The Hate U Give" and "Everything, Everything"

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Amandla Stenberg Biography

Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg. Their mother is African-American and their father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). In the summer and fall of 2010, the actor shot their first feature, Colombiana, an action-thriller starring Zoe Saldana. In April 2011, Lionsgate announced that Amandla had landed the role of Rue in the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular young adult series, The Hunger Games (2012). For their heart-breaking performance, Amandla earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. They also won (with Jennifer Lawrence) a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry.

Amandla has starred in the recurring role of Macey, the daughter of Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones), on season one of Fox's Sleepy Hollow. In the summer of 2015, Amandla played series regular Halle Foster on Mr. Robinson opposite Craig Robinson. They made their Sundance Film Festival debut with the teen angst drama As You Are which won a Special Jury prize. Amandla appears in several sequences in the visual album Beyoncé: Lemonade.

In addition to on-camera jobs, Amandla has put their sensitive ear to work in voice-over gigs for both film and television. They lent their voice to Rio 2 in the role of Bia. A gifted musician, Amandla plays the violin, drums and guitar. In 2013, Amandla began performing on the violin and singing harmonies at LA venues with singer/songwriter Zander Hawley. The folk-rock duo, known as Honeywater, released their first EP in August 2015 and a second in November 2016. In 2017, Amandla released a cover of the Mac DeMarco song "Let My Baby Stay" for the soundtrack of the film Everything, Everything.

When they're not making music, Amandla is making noise on social media. They were declared "one of the most incendiary voices of their generation" by Dazed magazine, which featured Amandla on the cover of its Autumn 2015 issue. Teen Vogue featured Amandla on its February 2016 cover. In tandem with the issue's release, Amandla co-directed a trio of videos about black women. Amandla helped catapult the topic of cultural appropriation into public discourse when they posted their school project video, "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows," onto their Tumblr in 2014.

Oprah Winfrey took note of their activism and invited Amandla to give a talk ("My Authenticity Is My Activism") for SuperSoul Sessions Series 2 at UCLA's Royce Hall in April 2016. Highlights were featured on Super Soul Sunday. "Black Girls Rock!" Inc honored Amandla with the Young, Gifted and Black award and they are also the winner of the "BET Awards 2016" YoungStars award. The Ms. Foundation for Women named Amandla, along with Rowan Blanchard "Feminist Celebrity of the Year" in 2016. The actor-activist landed a spot on Time magazine's list of the 30 Most Influential Teens in 2015 and 2016. With Stranger Comics' Sebastian Jones, Amandla co-writes the comic book Niobe: She is Life. A youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry, Amandla also supports the Ubuntu Education Fund, which nurtures children "from cradle to career" in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

In March 2016 Fox 2000 won a heated bidding war for Angela Thomas' debut novel, The Hate U Give with Amandla attached to star. The film debuted in October 2018. The actor also nabbed lead roles in the YA adaptation Everything, Everything, the Amma Asante World War II romance, Where Hands Touch; and in the film adaptation of The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken.

Amandla Stenberg Videos

  • Amandla Stenberg Honored with HRC Visibility Award - YouTube
    Feb 4, 2019 ... Actor and activist Amandla Stenberg honored with the Visibility Award at the 2019 HRC NY Gala.
  • Amandla Stenberg on how 'The Hate U Give' changed her life ...
    Dec 24, 2018 ... Actress Amandla Stenberg sits down with NBC's Maria Shriver to talk about her breakthrough year as star of the coming-of-age film...
  • In Conversation With... Amandla Stenberg | TIFF Uncut - YouTube
    Mar 1, 2018 ... A leading voice of her generation in the film industry and beyond, Amandla Stenberg has found success in blockbuster film franchises...

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  • How to book Amandla Stenberg?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amandla Stenberg for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Amandla Stenberg, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amandla Stenberg or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Amandla Stenberg?
    Booking fees for Amandla Stenberg, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amandla Stenberg, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Amandla Stenberg?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amandla Stenberg for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amandla Stenberg for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amandla Stenberg or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amandla Stenberg or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Amandla Stenberg is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Amandla Stenberg for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Amandla Stenberg generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Diane Guerrero, Issa Rae, Samira Wiley, Jessica Williams and Yara Shahidi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amandla Stenberg for an upcoming event.

Amandla Stenberg Speaker Videos

  • Amandla Stenberg Honored with HRC Visibility Award - YouTube
    Feb 4, 2019 ... Actor and activist Amandla Stenberg honored with the Visibility Award at the 2019 HRC NY Gala.
    Amandla Stenberg on how 'The Hate U Give' changed her life ...
    Dec 24, 2018 ... Actress Amandla Stenberg sits down with NBC's Maria Shriver to talk about her breakthrough year as star of the coming-of-age film “The Hate U ...
  • In Conversation With... Amandla Stenberg | TIFF Uncut - YouTube
    Mar 1, 2018 ... A leading voice of her generation in the film industry and beyond, Amandla Stenberg has found success in blockbuster film franchises such as ...
    Amandla Stenberg And Gloria Steinem Talk Feminism | Teen Vogue ...
  • Amandla Stenberg: Vulnerability Is the Key to Authenticity ...
    Amandla Stenberg: Don't Cash Crop On My Cornrows - YouTube

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