Quvenzhané Wallis


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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 & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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

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  Swagger (TV Series) (post-production)
Crystal
- Episode #1.10 ... Crystal
- Episode #1.9 ... Crystal
- Episode #1.8 ... Crystal
- Episode #1.7 ... Crystal
- Episode #1.6 ... Crystal
 2019 Black-ish (TV Series)
Kyra
- Enough Is Enough (2019) ... 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)
Quvenzhané Wallis
 2016 Trolls
Harper (voice)
 2015 Fathers & Daughters
Lucy
 2014 Annie
Annie
 2014 Sia: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Video short)
Quvenzhané Wallis
 2014 Kahlil Gibran's 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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Height:

4' 11" (1.5 m)
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[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:

At age 5, Nazie (her nickname), had to fib about her age to audition for her very first acting job--the starring role in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) because the minimum age to be considered was six. She eventually beat out some 4,000 other local kids to play Hushpuppy--the indomitable child prodigy and survivalist who lives with her dying father in the backwoods bayou squalor of Louisiana.... See more »

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Dog-shaped purses

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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