Amanda Gorman Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Amanda Gorman Quick Info
Height5 ft 4 in
Weight53 kg
Date of BirthMarch 7, 1998
Zodiac SignPisces
Eye ColorDark Brown

Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist whose work revolves around the issues of feminism, marginalization of minorities, and the African-American experience. She had published her first book, a poetry collection titled The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough, in 2015, at the age of just 17. She was selected as the youth poet laureate of Los Angeles in 2014 and was the first person to be named ‘National Youth Poet Laureate’ in 2017. Amanda became an overnight sensation in January 2021 when she performed a poem titled The Hill We Climb, at the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States. She was the youngest poet in history to have read at a presidential inauguration in the US. Post the event, she had 2 works slated for a September 2021 release – a poetry collection titled The Hill We Climb and a youth project titled Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem.

Born Name

Amanda S. C. Gorman

Nick Name

Amanda

Amanda Gorman as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020
Amanda Gorman as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020 (Amanda Gorman / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Los Angeles, California, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Amanda had attended the Crossroads School, a private, independent, college preparatory school in Santa Monica, California. She had then joined Harvard College, the undergraduate college of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She had graduated from there, cum laude in 2020, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

Occupation

Poet, Activist

Amanda Gorman as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020
Amanda Gorman as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020 (Amanda Gorman / Instagram)

Family

  • Mother – Joan Wicks (English Teacher)
  • Siblings – Gabrielle Gorman (Twin Sister) (Activist, Filmmaker). She has one other sibling.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

53 kg or 117 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of African-American descent.

Amanda Gorman as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020
Amanda Gorman as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020 (Amanda Gorman / Instagram)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Petite frame
  • Dreadlocked hair
  • Affable smile
  • Gleaming face

Religion

Christianity (Black Catholicism)

Amanda Gorman as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Amanda Gorman as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Amanda Gorman / Instagram)

Amanda Gorman Facts

  1. She had mentioned in an interview that she was raised in an environment where she had limited access to TV and it was this situation that had pushed her towards developing a love for reading and writing as a child, pursuits that were also actively encouraged by her mother.
  2. She has suffered from an auditory processing disorder as well as a speech impediment since her childhood. The former has made her hypersensitive to sound and the latter had forced her to undergo several speech therapy sessions.
  3. In 2016, she had founded a youth writing and leadership program called One Pen One Page. The following year, she had written a tribute to black athletes, as part of a Nike campaign.
  4. Later that year, she had become the first youth poet to have opened the literary season for the ‘Library of Congress’. She had performed a poem titled In This Place: An American Lyric at the event to commemorate the inauguration of renowned poet and educator Tracy K. Smith as ‘Poet Laureate of the United States’.
  5. In 2018, she was chosen as one of the ‘College Women of the Year’ by Glamour magazine. The following year, she was included in Root magazine’s annual list of ‘Young Futurists’, a compilation of 25 young African-Americans who have excelled in the fields of social justice and activism, arts and culture, enterprise and corporate innovation, science and technology, and innovation.
  6. On February 7, 2021, she presented an original poem at Super Bowl LV’s pregame ceremony and became the first-ever poet to speak at Super Bowl.

Featured Image by Amanda Gorman / Instagram

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