Quvenzhané Wallis

Quvenzhané Wallis

Highest Rated: 100% Lemonade (2016)

Lowest Rated: 28% Fathers and Daughters (2015)

Birthday: Aug 28, 2003

Birthplace: Houma, Louisiana, USA

Her world-weary eyes and baby face belied the rich dichotomies that made then six-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis such an arresting and effective protagonist in the critically acclaimed independent film, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (2012). Born in 2004 in Houma, LA, Wallis was the youngest of four children of Venjie Wallis, Sr. and Qulyndriea Wallis, a middle school teacher. Wallis, nicknamed "Nazy," had never so much as considered acting before her audition for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," but decided to seize the opportunity to attend a casting call being held near her hometown in Terrebonne Parrish. Just five at the time of the audition, Wallis claimed she was the minimum required age of six. Writer-director Behn Zeitlin had originally written the film's protagonist, Hushpuppy, as an 11-year-old, certain that he would be unable to find an actor younger than that who could carry the film's poetic, insightful narration.

Highest rated movies

Lemonade
12 Years a Slave
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Fathers and Daughters
Annie

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
75% 67% Trolls Harper (Voice) $153.6M 2016
100% 80% Lemonade Unknown (Character) - 2016
28% 59% Fathers and Daughters Lucy (Character) - 2015
65% 75% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Almitra (Voice) $298.4K 2014
28% 59% Annie Annie (Character) $85.9M 2014
95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Margaret Northup (Character) $56.7M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boneshaker Blessing (Character) - 2013
86% 76% Beasts of the Southern Wild Hushpuppy (Character) $12.8M 2012

TV

Credit
84% 89% Swagger Crystal (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
92% 55% black-ish Kyra (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013-2014
83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Soul Sunday Guest 2012