Quvenzhané “Nazie” Wallis was born on August 28, 2003, in Houma, Louisiana.
She is known for her role as “Hushpuppy” in the drama film Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), for which she became the youngest actress ever to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the first person born in the 21st century nominated for an acting Oscar. In 2014, Wallis starred in the Annie remake, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
Read our 2012 interview with Quvenzhané where she talks about her Oscar-worthy performance as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
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