Published: 01:52 EST, 4 December 2018 | … She celebrates her birthday on 23rd of October, which makes her 19 years old. Amandla Stenberg is joining the cast of Universal Pictures’ feature adaption Dear Evan Hansen, based on the original stage musical play with music … She is Danish descent from father side and African American descent from mother side. [21] In 2013, Stenberg began performing on the violin and singing harmonies at Los Angeles venues with singer-songwriter Zander Hawley. I play violin and drums as well. [55][56][57] Stenberg did not end up attending the school as she found herself booking jobs and instead chose to continue with her acting career. In 2014, Stenberg voiced Bia in the animated film Rio 2, which was a commercial success. [68] In June 2018, in an interview with Wonderland magazine, she came out as gay. [24] In April 2016, Stenberg gave a speech at WE Day California, a WE Charity event. For her heart-breaking performance, Amandla earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress … Family Life. "When she's not making music, Amandla is making noise on social media. Born to her African parents, Leola White and Charlie Benjamin Brasilford, she is of Afro-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. |  [11], At age four, Stenberg started doing catalog modeling shoots for Disney. [26][27] It is the first nationally distributed comic that has a black woman as its protagonist, author, and another as the artist. Discover what happened on this day. Amandla Stenberg was born in 1990s. In 2015, she made her musical debut as part of the folk-rock duo Honeywater. 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Amandla's cover of Mac DeMarco's "Let My Baby Stay" is featured on the Everything, Everything soundtrack and in the closing credits. My dad taught me to play guitar. Amandla Stenberg was born in Los Angeles, California, the child of Karen Brailsford, an African-American spiritual counselor and writer, and Tom Stenberg, who is Danish. - IMDb Mini Biography By: [37] She received praise for her performance, and earned a Teen Choice Award nomination. In fact, her parents are the aforementioned Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. 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