Born : Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation : Actress, model
Amandla Stenberg is an American teen actress and model. She is best known for her portrayal of Rue in The Hunger Games. Amandla (which means "power" in Zulu) Stenberg was born in Los Angeles, California on October 23, 1998. Her mother, Karen Brailsford, is African-American, and her father is Danish (he was born in Copenhagen). Her paternal grandmother was from Greenland and had Inuit ancestry. At the age of four, Stenberg started doing catalog modeling shoots for Disney. She has appeared in commercials for McDonald's, Kmart, and more.
In 2011, she appeared in her first feature film, Colombiana, as a younger version of Zoe Saldana's character. Stenberg's career breakthrough came when she was cast as Rue in the 2012 film, The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins's young adult book. The Hunger Games was directed by Gary Ross and also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Alexander Ludwig and Liam Hemsworth.
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