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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, auditioned for her very first acting job,... See full bio »

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

Known For

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

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 2019 Black-ish (TV Series)
Kyra
- justakidfromcompton (2019) ... Kyra
- Son of a Pitch (2019) ... Kyra
- Dreamgirls and Boys (2019) ... Kyra
- Waltz in A Minor (2019) ... Kyra
 2016 Beyoncé: All Night (Video short)
 2016 Trolls
Harper (voice)
 2015 Fathers & Daughters
Lucy
 2014 Annie
Annie
 2014 The Prophet
Almitra (voice)
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Margaret Northup
 2013 Boneshaker (Short)
Blessing
 2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild
Hushpuppy
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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

4' 11" (1.5 m)
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Personal Quote:

[answering the question 'If you had caused the end of the world, what would you do?'] I would try to fix it. I would go to bed on time and brush my teeth. See more »

Trivia:

The 10th black actress to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. She joins the ranks of Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe and Viola Davis. See more »

Trademark:

Dog-shaped purses

Nickname:

Nayzie See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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