Amandla Stenberg was born on the 23rd October 1998, in Los Angeles, California, USA of Danish and African – American descent. She is an actress, perhaps best known for the roles of the young Cataleya in the action film “Colombiana” (2011) and of Rue in the dystopian science fiction action film “The Hunger Games” (2012). Amandla Stenberg has been active in the entertainment industry since 2011.
How much is the net worth of Amandla Stenberg? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of the actress’ wealth is equal to $1 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.
Amandla Stenberg Net Worth $1 Million
To begin with, Amandla – which means power in the Zulu language – was raised in Los Angeles. As her parents are divorced, she has two half sisters from the line of her father. When four years old, she began to participate in television commercials for Disney. She has also appeared in other commercials, to give examples McDonald’s, Kmart, Walmart and others.
Amandla Stenberg debuted on the big screen landing the role of young Cataleya in the action film “Colombiana” (2011) directed by Olivier Megaton. A year later she was cast in the film “A Taste of Romance”, and in 2012, she created the role of Rue in the film “The Hunger Games” which brought her worldwide recognition, winning the Teen Choice Award for Choice Chemistry; moreover, she was nominated for the Black Reel Award for the Best Breakthrough Performance and the NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. The aforementioned blockbuster grossed $694.4 million worldwide as well as receiving critical acclaim, and due to its huge popularity, a documentary “The World is Watching: Making the Hunger Games” was released in which Stenberg appeared as herself. In 2013, the sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” directed by Francis Lawrence, was released, which was even more popular among cinema goers, grossing $865 million in the box office. Critics were also positive towards the film, although Amandla did not attract so much attention this time. In 2014, she voiced Bia in the computer animated comedy film “Rio 2” directed by Carlos Saldanha. In 2016, the drama film “As You Are” was released in which Amandla starred alongside Owen Campbell and Charlie Heaton. Her net worth was rising substantially.
Amandla Stenberg has also landed roles on television, which have also increased the total size of her net worth; she appeared in the television series “A Taste of Romance” (2012), then landed roles in the drama series “Sleepy Hollow” (2013 – 2014), and “Mr. Robinson” (2015).
Finally, in the personal life of the actress, Stenberg is identified as bisexual, currently claiming to be single, and is a feminist intersectional. In 2015, she was declared Feminist of the Year by the Ms. Foundation for Women. She is also involved in charity; Stenberg is committed to the charitable organization Share Our Strength , also known as No Kid Hungry, which wants to ensure that more children have enough food in the USA.
Named #1 Breakout Kid Actor of 2012 by "Entertainment Weekly".
Variety featured Amandla in its "Up Next" section in the publication's 2011 Youth Impact Report.
At the dedication ceremony of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. on October 16, 2011, Amandla gave a speech entitled "Reflections on Women of the Civil Rights Movement" with Cicely Tyson. Her talk honored the four girls who were killed in the Birmingham church bombing in 1963.
Amandla means power in Zulu.
Paternal grandmother was an Inuit from Greenland.
Likes to knit.
Once took a ride on the Goodyear Blimp.
Mother is African-American and father is Danish.
I come from a very musical family. My dad taught me to play guitar. I play violin and drums as well. Violin, I started in elementary school. Drums actually came when I was in a program called 'Rock Star,' which was really awesome. We were doing a song by the Ramones, so I thought, 'Why not play the drums?'
As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of 'The Hunger Games' family. It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire 'Hunger Games' community for their support and loyalty.
My mom reminds me that all things are possible.
I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music.
I think 'The Hunger Games' has a really powerful message about survival, and sacrificing for the ones you love. It's almost like a warning for us to not lose touch of our humanity. We live in a world in which we watch other's misfortunes for entertainment.
Within months after reading the novel 'The Hunger Games,' I went from telling my mom that I could see myself as this character to actually getting the role. My mother reminds me that if I could manifest such an important role just because I wanted it so much, all of my dreams are possible.
'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' by Betty Smith is one of my favorites. Even though it doesn't have any monsters or crazy fantasy in it, it's such a raw story, and I can really relate to the characters. I think it's a beautiful story.
I've read the 'Mortal Instruments' series; I was obsessed with those.