Amandla Stenberg

Active - 2011 - 2019  |   Born - Oct 23, 1998   |  

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  • Name was inspired by Miles Davis' 1989 album, Amandla, which is also the Zulu word for power.
  • Played the violin with the L.A. Unified School District Orchestra in 2009.
  • Dressed as her character Rue by wearing dirty clothes and putting twigs in her hair for her final Hunger Games audition with the director of the movie, Gary Ross.
  • Youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry, a non-profit organization that is working to end child hunger in the U.S.
  • Supports the Ubunto Eduction Fund, a organization that helps underprivileged children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Created online video Don't Cash Crop on My Cornrows about her personal views on Black culture appropriation in 2014 that went viral.
  • Advocate for encouraging young women to pursue interests in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math fields).
  • Formed a band with her friend called Honeywater and released an  an EP in 2015.