Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, comic book writer, and activist who rose to prominence in a small but impactful role as Rue in The Hunger Games. Since then, they've appeared in various films and television shows, like Sleepy Hollow and Rio 2, as well as the movie adaption of Everything, Everything.
In 2015, they co-wrote Niobe: She is Life, a comic book published by Stranger Comics.
They're also well-known for her political activism on social media, with their video "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows" — regarding cultural appropriation— going viral on Tumblr and other similar sites.
They identify as non-binary, using both "they" and "she" pronouns. While they previously identified as bisexual, they came out as gay in 2018.
- Niobe: She is Life (2015 — 2016)
- Colombiana (2011) as Young Cataleya
- The Hunger Games (2012) as Rue
- Sleepy Hollow (2013–2014) as Macey Irving
- Rio 2 (2014) as Bia (voice only)
- Mr. Robinson (2015) as Halle Foster
- Lemonade (2016) as herself
- Everything, Everything (2017) as Maddy Whittier
- The Darkest Minds (2018) as Ruby Daly
- The Hate U Give (2018) as Starr Carter
- Where Hands Touch (2018) as Leyna
- Dear Evan Hansen (2021) as Alana Beck
- Bodies, Bodies, Bodies (2022) as Sophie
Their career provides tropes of:
- Time-Shifted Actor: They played a younger Zoe Saldaña in Colombiana.