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Quvenzhané Wallis Biography

Birth Place:
Houma, Louisiana, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • First part of her name, "Quven," is a combination of parts of her parents' names
  • Lied about her age when she auditioned for Beasts of the Southern Wild; the casting call was for 6-to-9-year-olds and she was only 5
  • Became the youngest actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress with her nomination for Beasts of the Southern Wild in 2013

Awards

  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Young Actor/Actress: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Young Actor/Actress: winner
  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2012National Board of Review-Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: winner
  • 2012Washington D.C. Film Critics Association-Best Young Actor or Actress: winner
  • 2012Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2012New York Film Critics Online-Breakthrough Performance: winner

Relationships

  • Vejon Wallis -- Brother
  • Venjie Wallis Jr. -- Brother
  • Venjie Wallis Sr. -- Father
  • Qulyndreia Wallis -- Mother
  • Qunyquekya -- Sister