AMANDLA STENBERG (Starr Carter) first gained recognition for
her role as Rue in Lionsgate's
THE HUNGER GAMES, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh
After the success of the film, Amandla earned a Teen Choice Award in 2012 with
for Film - Choice Chemistry. She was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award and
Black Reel Award in 2013 for her performance as Rue.
Amandla recently starred in Fox's THE DARKEST MINDS, based on the young adult
novels by Alexandra Bracken of the same title. The dystopian trilogy takes place
after a mysterious
disease kills most of America's child and teenage population. Amandla stars as
Ruby, a teenager
with telekinetic powers who escapes and joins a group of teens who are running
from the government.
The film is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
In May 2017 Amandla was seen starring in Warner Bros.' EVERYTHING EVERYTHING,
an adaptation of the Nicola Yoon book of the same title. The film follows Maddie,
by Amandla, who is a teen with a rare disease that causes her to be allergic to
Directed by Stella Meghi, the film won Choice Drama Movie at the 2017 Teen
For this film Amandla also won the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding
Actress in a
Also scheduled for release is the film WHERE HANDS TOUCH with director Amma
Asante, a period romantic-drama set in the 1940s. The story focuses on the
relationship between a
mixed-race German girl (Amandla) and an SS officer in Berlin.
In January 2016 Amandla appeared in the independent film AS YOU ARE, which
at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. AS
went on to win the Special Jury Award for the 2016 Festival. The film is the
telling, and retelling,
of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their
friendship through a construction
of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation; it is directed by
Miles Joris Peyrafitte,
and co-stars Owen Campbell and Charlie Heaton. The film was later released in
Before THE HUNGER GAMES, Amandla made her film debut in the breakout role of
young Cataleya Restrepo (played by Zoe Saldana) in Sony's COLOMBIANA. In 2014,
lent her voice to the character of Bia in Twentieth Century Fox's RIO 2,
alongside Jesse Eisenberg
and Anne Hathaway. And then in Summer 2015 she starred alongside comedian Craig
as Halle Foster on the NBC comedy series MR. ROBINSON.
In addition to acting, Amandla has been globally praised for her crusade
society and sparking thoughtful conversation, using social media as a platform
to spread social
awareness and knowledge. She has shared personal essays on topics such as
intersectional feminism, mindfulness, biracial identity and beauty standards to
name a few. For
her wisdom, Amandla was named one of TIME Magazine's 2015 + 2016 Most
and named 2015's Feminist Celebrity of the Year by the Ms. Foundation for Women.
DAZED Magazine proclaimed Amandla to be "one of the most incendiary voices of
when she appeared on the cover of the publication's Autumn 2015 issue. In
Amandla was awarded with the "Young, Gifted & Black" Award at the annual Black
televised awards ceremony on BET. That same year she was invited by Oprah
Winfrey to be a
speaker at her annual Super Soul Sessions. She also was awarded with the
Young Star Award at
the 2016 BET Awards.
In 2015 Amandla partnered with Stranger Comics to co-create "Niobe: She is
graphic novel about a 'badass' female warrior who is half human and half elf. It
is the first comic
book that has a black female writer, black female illustrator, and black female
In 2016 Amandla became one of the faces of Stella McCartney's new fragrance,
alongside Lourdes Leon, Grimes & Kenya Kinski-Jones. Amandla has been recognized
talents on screen and off in many domestic & international publications
including Vogue, Teen
Vogue, W, Interview, Glamour, In Style, Elle, Dazed, i-D, Bust, and People - for
which she was
featured in their 2017 Most Beautiful People issue.
Amandla currently resides in Los Angeles.