Amandla is on the cover and in conversation with Amma Asante, the director of her upcoming film, Where Hands Touch, for Dazed Spring 2017. Read the "high voltage" interview. See more photos.
Everything, Everything, a romance centered on a teen (Amandla) allergic to well, everything, who falls in love with the boy next door (Jurassic World's Nick Robinson), is based on the YA bestseller by Nicola Yoon. The trailer for the film, which opens May 19, premiered on Valentine's Day and is getting good buzz: "It's incredibly sweet," says Buzzfeed. Nylon observes, "Amandla shines;" and EW has lots about the movie from Yoon. Plus there are on-set pics.
Set in the '90s and starring Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Amandla as high school friends, As You Are premiered to rave reviews and won the Special Jury award at Sundance last year. The film opens at the Village East theater in New York on February 24, in L.A. and Albany on March 3, with more cities to be announced. Variety correctly predicted, "Stenberg, best known as a victim of the first Hunger Games, has blossomed into a captivating leading lady and her effortless charisma should lead to bigger parts in the future." See photos from Sundance and details from MTV News. Then, check out trailers #1 and #2.
For Teen Vogue's September 2016 issue, Amandla and Gloria Steinem sat down for an on-camera chat, held an epic dance off and dished about feminism.
Watch Amandla x Mars in conversation with artist Lorna Simpson for a video created by the Tate museum in London to mark the opening of its new modern extension.
Amandla is one of Oprah Winfrey's #SuperSoul 100 - "individuals using their power to move the world forward." As part of Oprah's SuperSoul Session Series #2 event, Amandla delivered the inspiring talk My Authenticity is My Activism at UCLA's Royce Hall on April 9, 2016.
The fragrance POP by Stella McCartney launches with an ad directed by Melina Matsoukas; starring Amandla, Lola Leon, Kenya Kinski-Jones and Grimes; and featuring Grimes' song with Janelle Monae, "Venus Fly." Vogue thinks the campaign is unique. Amandla's solo promo clip is cool, too, and in this video, she muses on friendship and liberation. Check out all the photos, read this cool spread in Elle and SHOP #POPNOW!
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Black Girls Rock, Inc., honored Amandla with the Young, Black and Gifted Award in a ceremony that aired on BET on April 5, 2016. Click photo above to watch Amandla's acceptance speech. See other honorees (Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes) in the photo gallery. And here's the video intro from the celebration with highlights from Amandla's career.
Talking to Rookie fans for the magazine's "How We Live" series.
Amandla makes her Met Gala debut - and Teen Vogue is there to chronicle it. Gala Theme: Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology. Amandla's Theme: Afro Futurism. The Look: Custom suit, shoes and purse by Calvin Klein Collection; Jewelry by Jennifer Fisher; Hair accessories by Lelet NY (W Magazine declared Amandla the winner of the coolest hair accessory). The Team: Hair cut by Shai Amiel, Hair style by Lacy Redway (Teen Vogue shares how to get Amandla's 'do). Makeup by Robert Sensick. Nails by Mei Kawajiri.
Amandla cameos (along with Ibeyi, Chloe x Halle, Zendaya and more) in Beyoncé's epic visual album, Lemonade, which nearly breaks the internet. In December 2016, Queen Bey released a stand-alone video for the track "All Night" on Vevo.
Amandla co-directed three videos to accompany her Teen Vogue cover. Top: Things Black Girls Are Tiring of Hearing. Middle: Why Black is Beautiful and Powerful Bottom: Hair Stories.
Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows: A Crash Discourse on Black Culture
Amandla's history class video project gets noticed on Tumblr and goes viral.
TOTAL VIEWS: 2 MILLION...and counting!
Amandla's the co-author of the comic book Niobe: She Is Life with Stranger Comics' Sebastian A. Jones. Art by Ashely A. Woods. Layouts by Darrell May. For copies, go to your local comic store or order here. Read interviews in Comic Book Resources and Bleeding Cool News! Watch Amandla in conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry here. Note: Amandla did a cover (bottom row, second image.)
Read Nicola Yoon's EW interview in which she explains why Amandla is the perfect Maddy.
Amandla makes her Paris Fashion Week debut courtesy of Chanel, earning high marks from W Magazine, WWD and whowhatwear. See more photos.
Amandla is attached to star as "Starr" in the film adaptation of this Black Lives Matter YA novel, which landed the #1 spot on The New York Times best-seller list. EW gives it high marks and this Huffington Post piece explains why THUG is so important.
As You Are premieres in New York on February 24 with all three leads (Amandla along with Charlie Heaton and Owen Campbell) in attendance. Read this review from Vanity Fair, and here's a brand new clip. More cities coming soon!
The "beauty chameleon" earns raves from Vogue for her electric blue eyeliner at Marc Jacobs' #NYFW Fall 2017 show. Recreate Amandla's makeup and check out her outfit in the red carpet gallery.
Amandla's unreleased WW2 film, Where Hands Touch (with Captain Fantastic's George MacKay), is already generating heated discussion. Director Amma Asante issued this statement and Amandla responded on Tumblr.
Wearing Kenzo at Kenzo's premiere for "Music is My Mistress," the spring/summer 2017 campaign film directed by Kahlil Joseph. Amandla chatted with wmagazine.com at the event.
Amandla debuts a new hairdo at Instyle's Golden Globes party. Here's the reason for look.
Honeywater (Amandla on vocals and violin x songwriter Zander Hawley on vocals and guitar) dropped a second EP on November 21. Get Wonder on iTunes and Spotify. ICYMI Here's news about the band's self-titled debut EP, which garnered rave reviews from mic.com and Oyster.
Amandla lands the lead (Ruby) in the screen adaption of this YA dystopian trilogy.
Photographed by Gavin Bond for Out magazine's December issue.
TIME'S 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL TEENS ANNUAL LIST, 2015, 2016
Amandla interviews Willow Smith for her Dazed magazine cover.
With Dev Hynes on the set of Blood Orange's video for "Best to You." Hear how they made sweet music with Amandla on the violin.
W Magazine's August It Girl
BET AWARDS' YOUNGSTARS AWARD WINNER, 2016
Delivering a talk on cultural appropriation at WE Day LA.
Wearing head-to-toe Chanel at the Chanel Fine Jewelry dinner.
Janelle Monae invited Amandla to present her with the Maverick award at the Power Up We Are the Future Gala.
V Magazine's "Stars of Sundance" shoot. Amandla rocked this same Moschino suit to accept her Black Girls Rock Award.
AMANDLA X COACHELLA
Vogue.com: "In a sea of flower crowns and crochet, her throwback take on festival girl style was a breath of fresh air." Check out Elle.com's interview with Amandla about her festival talk for Calvin Klein.
CR Fashion Book traces Amandla's emergence as "the voice of a generation."
MS. FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN'S FEMINIST CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR, 2016
Hanging with Troye Sivan at the ultimate house party in the video for his single, "Youth".
Amandla supports Ubuntu Education Fund, which nurtures kids from "cradle to career" in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Watch her Live Below the Line video. Read about her fundraising Hunger Games screening.
HuffPost Black Voices chronicles the events that led Amandla to make this powerful statement about black culture and womanhood. Salon's take is insightful, too. Buzzfeed believes Amandla is the ultimate carefree black girl and Bustle calls her the most impressive teen ever. And here's high praise from Elle.com.
Publishers' Weekly gives Amandla a rave review for the audiobook for this lyrical debut novel by Crystal Chan. After listening to the excerpt, above, read more info here.
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Amandla wrote, directed, produced, shot and co-wrote the theme song for the short film Blue Girls Burn Fast, earning a spot at NYU's Tisch School. Teen Vogue: It's "poignant, touching, and features some killer lines. Nylon: "It gave us major Ghost World vibes." Oyster: It is "ripe with the issues that Amandla works so hard to bring attention to, and full of female friendship power." ICYMI Watch her first short film, The Yellow Wallpaper, inspired by the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.