Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg – 2016 AltaMed Health Services’ Power Up, We Are the Future Gala – Arrivals – Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 23, 1998

Ethnicity:
*Danish, Greenlandic/Inuit (father)
*African-American (mother)

Amandla Stenberg is an American actor and singer. Amandla has starred in the films The Hunger Games, Everything, Everything and The Darkest Minds.

The word amandla means “power” or “strength” in Zulu.

Amandla’s father, Tom Stenberg, is Danish. Amandla’s mother, Karen Brailsford, is African-American, and is a spiritual counselor and writer. Amandla has stated that Tom’s mother was from Greenland, and is of Inuit ancestry. Amandla has also said that she is learning Danish.

Amandla has been described as Jewish on some web sites. This is not accurate. Amandla is not of Jewish heritage.

A picture of Amandla’s father can be seen here. A picture of Amandla with her mother can be seen here.

Amandla’s paternal grandparents were Tage Stenberg and Ena. Ena Stenberg was a radio personality and singer. Ena’s father was a missionary in Godthaab. Godthaab was the seat of government for what was then South Greenland, a Danish colony.

Amandla’s maternal grandfather was Charlie Benjamin Brailsford (the son of Willie “Friendly” Brailsford, Sr. and Emma Julia Oliver). Charlie was born in South Carolina. Willie was the son of William Brailsford and Mary Louise Oliver. Emma was the daughter of Charlie/Charles B. Oliver and Rebecca Johnson.

Amandla’s maternal grandmother was named Leola White.

Image via Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Sources: http://www.amandlastenberg.com

Amandla responds to questions about casting her, a light-skinned actress, in the film The Hate U Give, 2018 – https://www.popbuzz.com

Genealogy of Amandla Stenberg (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Obituary of Amandla’s maternal grandfather, Charlie Benjamin Brailsford – https://news.google.com

Obituary of Amandla’s maternal great-grandfather, Willie “Friendly” Brailsford, Sr. – https://news.google.com

Obituary of Amandla’s maternal great-grandmother, Emma Julia (Oliver) Brailsford – http://www.flemingdelaine.com

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