Amandla Stenberg Lands Role In NBC Comedy “Mr. Robinson.”
Amandla Stenberg is a talented blossoming actress who’s known for her roles as Rue in the box office hit The Hunger Games, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?, and a breakout role as Cataleya Restrepo in Colombiana. She earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in The Hunger Games and now, this young talent will be playing Halle Foster on the NBC comedy “Mr. Robinson.”
About the show…
As lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (Craig Robinson, “The Office”) knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes the grade.
Every struggling artist knows the drill: you have to pay the bills while you wait for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. It’s an easy gig, right? Yet when he realizes the kids think his class is an easy A, Craig’s moved to inspire his students.
The school principal (Peri Gilpin, “Frasier”) believes that rules are made to be strictly upheld. She’s none too fond of Craig’s unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher (recurring guest star Meagan Good, “Think Like a Man”). It’s a constant struggle for Craig, having one foot in the music world with his band, Nasty Delicious, and having one foot in the teaching world. But if Craig wants to get the girl of his dreams and teach these kids the joys of music, he’ll have to buckle down, shape up and get the funk out.
Acting is not her only talent, Amandla can be heard playing the violin with her band, Honeywater, at Los Angeles venues Amplyfi, Room 5 and Genghis Cohen and is a youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry.