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Quvenzhané Wallis


Wallis was born in Houma, Louisiana, to Qulyndreia (Jackson) Wallis, a teacher, and Venjie Wallis, Sr., a truck driver. She has one sister, Qunyquekya, and two brothers, Vejon and Venjie, Jr. "Quven", the first part of her name, combines the first syllables of her parents' first names. Wallis, at age five, lied about her age to audition for her ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave Margaret Northup
(2013)
Annie
Annie Annie
(2014)
Trolls
Trolls Harper
(2016)

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4' 11" (1.5 m)
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My audition turned out to be at the library and my Mom got a call from one of her friends and it was for a six-to-nine-year-old. So my Mom said I couldn't go 'cause I was only five. But we just went and we act like we're having nothin' to do; we had done nothin' wrong. And we just sneaked in because I was like one year younger so we just sneaked in and we walked out like we ain't done nothin'. So... See more »

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Her three siblings are Qunyquekya, Venjie Jr., and Vejon. See more »

Trademark:

Dog-shaped purses

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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