Amandla Stenberg Looked Absolutely Stunning on Her Way to a Pre-Golden Globes Party in LA Last Night

Amandla Stenberg looked stunning on her way to a pre-Golden Globes party in West Hollywood in Los Angeles Friday night.

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Few people in young Hollywood are as thoughtful or well-spoken as Amandla Stenberg (opens in new tab). The 20-year-old actress, who made her debut as Rue in 2012's The Hunger Games, has spent the last seven years building an impressive résumé, both as an actress and as an activist.

Speaking to ABC News (opens in new tab) about her recent film, The Hate U Give (opens in new tab), Stenberg said:

"I felt like I could relate on a lot of different levels in terms of being biracial and kind of always existing in between in some ways. But then also I had a really similar parallel. I grew up in South Los Angeles, but I went to a school across town that was mostly white and privileged. And so I was waking up in a black neighborhood, but then going to school and being around kids who didn’t really have any way of conceptualizing what my community was or what it felt to be black."

Her most recent role, in the period drama Where Hands Touch, has been met with controversy over its subject matter (it's a love story about an interracial girl in Nazi Germany who falls in love with a member of the Hitler Youth), but Stenberg's (opens in new tab) performance has been widely praised.

The actress defended the project during a 2018 interview with Variety (opens in new tab). "I think it's challenging for people to conceive of a story about the Holocaust that is not centered around the Jewish experience, but the experience of someone else," she said. "But I think what the movie does really beautifully is it demonstrates what happens with these tricky intersections of identity and how we still continue to be human and love and be loved, despite that."

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True to form, she's not letting the controversial reaction to her latest project keep her in hiding. Stenberg stepped out last night for W Magazine's celebration of its "Best Performances" Portfolio and the Golden Globes in Los Angeles last night.

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Stenberg wore a stunning black crop-top and a flowing white skirt, accessorizing the look with a black and silver bag. When she had to venture outside, she covered up with a casual denim jacket.

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