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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Annie Annie
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 2021 Swagger (TV Series) (completed)
Crystal
- 101: Maze (2021) ... Crystal
- Episode #1.10 ... Crystal
- Episode #1.9 ... Crystal
- Episode #1.8 ... Crystal
- Episode #1.7 ... Crystal
  Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
Alzeaya Torres
 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)

Parents:

Wallis, Qulyndreia | Wallis Sr., Venjie

Relatives:

Wallis, Qunyquekya (sibling) | See more »
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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

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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