Amanda Gorman

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Updated On December 18, 2022

Amanda Gorman is a poet and activist from the United States. Moreover, Amanda Gorman works to address Black identity, feminism, marginalization, and climate change. She rose to fame when she delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Joe Biden’s inauguration as president of the United States in 2021.

Early Life

Amanda S. C. Gorman best known as Amanda Gorman was born on March 7, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. According to her birth date, she is 24 years old and holds American nationality. She believes in Christianity and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

She is the daughter of Joan Wicks, (mother) and her father’s name is unknown at the moment. In addition, she grew up with two siblings. She has a twin sister, Gabrielle who is also an activist and filmmaker, and a brother Spencer.

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Caption: Amanda Gorman with her mother (Source: Girls United – Essence)

Moreover, she has said that she had very little access to television growing up. She has spoken of herself as a young girl as being a “weird child” who loved to read and write and was inspired by her mother. Moreover, she is extremely sensitive to sound and suffers from an auditory processing disorder. She also experienced a speech impediment during childhood.

Educational Background

She was raised in West Los Angeles and went to New Roads, a progressive private school in Santa Monica. Moreover, she became aware of differences in educational opportunities while seeing her mother teach middle school English in Watts.

When she was 16 years old, she worked as a young representative for the UN. She studied sociology as a major at Harvard University. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, she received her cum laude in 2020.

Professional Life

Amanda Gorman’s art and activism are concerned with oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. She stated that she was inspired to become a United Nations student delegate in 2013 after hearing a speech by Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

In 2014, she was appointed as Los Angeles’ first youth poet laureate. That same year, it was reported that she was “editing the first draft of a novel the 16yearold has been writing for the last two years.” In 2015, this girl released the poetry collection The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough.

Her organization, One Pen One Page, was formed to encourage young people’s literacy and creativity. Her writing has been included in the anthologies The One for Whom Food Is Insufficient (2015), The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country (2021), and Call Us What We Carry (2021). She also examined historical topics such as the 1918 flu epidemic for her work.

Raise of Fame

She had previously performed her poems at the Obama White House, the Library of Congress, and the Lincoln Center. Moreover, she rose to prominence with her outstanding performance during the Biden-Harris inauguration. Moreover, she performed a poem, “Chorus of the Captains,” at the Super Bowl in 2021 after his inauguration.

That appearance had been planned before her spectacular inauguration performance, but she has since received multiple other offers. “I have to be cautious about selecting assignments that speak to me,” she told Vogue.

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Caption: Amanda Gorman’s outstanding performance during the Biden-Harris inauguration (Source: Instagram)

Fortunately, she has mentors in her life, such as Winfrey, who has given her advice since they met in May 2020 on John Krasinski’s YouTube show Some Good News. She has a three-year contract to be Estée Lauder’s first Global Changemaker and has signed with IMG Models. Moreover, she has also made the cover of Vogue. In that role, she will feature in advertisements and oversee the selection of grants to advance literacy among women and girls.

Recent works

In addition, Amanda Gorman, Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, and Naomi Osaka shared the hosting duties for the 2021 Met Gala. She wore a Statue of Liberty-inspired outfit when she attended the event. Her poem “A New Day’s Lyric” was published on Instagram’s official account at the end of 2021 to begin the new year of 2022.

Instagram donated $50,000, and she believed the initiative would help in raising money for the International Rescue Committee. She wrote the poem “Hymn for the Hurting” after the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas, in May 2022, and posted it on Twitter along with a call to action to support gun safety.

In a poem published on Twitter on June 24, 2022, she reaffirmed her position in favor of Roe v. Wade and abortion rights, saying, “We will not let Roe v. Wade slowly fade.”


In her career, she has earned some awards for her work. In 2021, she earned the Glamour Woman of the Year Award. And, the same year, she earned the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry.

Amanda Gorman – Net Worth 2022

As an American poet and activist, she has earned a decent sum of money in her profession. Her net worth is estimated around at $2 million at the moment and she has not shared information regarding her salary, and income.

Relationship Status

At the moment, this American poet is single and unmarried. Moreover, the poem writer has not yet shared information about her relationship with the public and focuses on her professional and personal career. And, Amanda is not a part of controversy or git rumors till now.

Body Measurements

Amanda stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 42 kg. Likewise, she has brown hair with brown eyes color and she has not shared other information regarding her other body stats.

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Caption: Amanda Gorman posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Amanda Gorman – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are more than 3.9 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 1.4 million followers on Facebook, and more than 1.6 million on Twitter.