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Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for “power,” Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg, a businessman. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry).
Interesting Facts about Amandla Stenberg
- Named #1 Breakout Kid Actor of 2012 by “Entertainment Weekly”.
- 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.
- Has two older half-sisters on her father’s side.
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member since 2018.
- Paternal grandmother was an Inuit from Greenland.
- Once took a ride on the Goodyear Blimp.
- Mother is African-American and father is Danish.
Personal Quotes by Amandla Stenberg
I know when I used to chemically straighten mine, I did it because I wasn’t comfortable with my natural hair. I thought it was too poofy, too kinky. So for me, personally, when I started wearing it natural, it felt like I was blossoming because I was letting go of all the dead hair and all the parts of me that had rejected my natural state.- Amandla Stenberg
People are getting tired of the same material; they want to see black girls as leads in movies. And I happen to be lucky enough to understand that – and be able to grab that opportunity and run with it.- Amandla Stenberg
I often find myself in situations where I am the token black person. It can feel like this enormous weight.- Amandla Stenberg
I’m really passionate about representation in film. I feel like the world is dominated by such a small group of human beings. There are so many different kinds of people that aren’t represented, that don’t have characters who look like them.- Amandla Stenberg