Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg is currently starring as Alana Beck in Dear Evan Hansen, out now in theaters through Universal Pictures. Stenberg first gained recognition for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games and garnered international praise as the star of The Hate U Give, based on Angela Thomas’s New York Times bestseller, and is currently in production on A24’s slasher pic Bodies Bodies Bodies, alongside Maria Bakalova. Stenberg recently starred on the small screen alongside Andre Holland in Netflix’s limited series The Eddy, created by Damien Chazelle. In 2017, Stenberg starred in Everything, Everything, directed by Stella Meghi, for which Stenberg won the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. Stenberg has been praised for her crusade towards improving society and sparking thoughtful conversation. She has shared personal essays on topics such as cultural appropriation, intersectional feminism, mindfulness, biracial identity, police brutality, systemic inequalities and beauty standards. In 2018, Stenberg appeared on the cover of Time magazine for their Next Generation Leaders Issue. (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures.)


Three Great Things: Amandla Stenberg

By Amandla Stenberg | September 23, 2021

Three Great Things: Amandla Stenberg

The actor and activist, currently starring in Dear Evan Hansen, on queer community, Copenhagen cycling and their cat Kumo.