Born: Houma, Louisiana, USA
Quvenzhané Wallis (kwə.ˈvɛn.ʒə.neɪ ; born August 28, 2003) is an American child actress. 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. She was also featured in Beyoncé's short film Lemonade, appearing in the music video "Formation". The album/DVD was released on April 23, 2016.
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