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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg first gained recognition for her role as Rue in Lionsgate’s THE HUNGER GAMES. After the success of the film, Amandla earned a Teen Choice Award in 2012 with Jennifer Lawrence for Film – Choice Chemistry. She was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a Black Reel Award in 2013 for her performance as Rue. In January 2016, Amandla appeared in the independent film AS YOU ARE, which premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. AS YOU ARE went on to win the Special Jury Award for the 2016 Festival, and the film was released in February 2017. She can next be seen in MGM’s EVERYTHING (May 19), which is the screen adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s young-adult romance novel of the same title. Amandla is currently in production on Fox’s sci-fi thriller THE DARKEST MINDS set for release in 2018. She also recently completed production on Amma Asante’s World War II drama WHERE HANDS TOUCH. In addition to acting, Amandla has been globally praised for her crusade towards improving 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 cultural appropriation, intersectional feminism, biracial identity, gender identity and beauty standards, to name a few. For her wisdom, Amandla was named one of TIME Magazine’s 2015 + 2016 Most Influential Teens and named 2015’s Feminist Celebrity of the Year by the Ms. Foundation for Women. In February 2016 Amandla was awarded with the "Young, Gifted & Black" Award at the annual Black Girls Rock! televised awards ceremony on BET. She also was awarded with the "YoungStar Award" at the 2016 BET Awards.