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Quvenzhané Wallis is a Actor American born on 28 august 2003 at Houma (USA)

Quvenzhané Wallis

Quvenzhané Wallis
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Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 2003 (20 years) at Houma (USA)

Quvenzhané Wallis (/kwə.ˈvɛn.ʒə.neɪ/; kwuh-VEN-zhuh-nay; born August 28, 2003) is an American 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.

She is also well-known for starring in the 2014 Annie remake, receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her work in the movie.


Elle est née à Houma, en Louisiane. Sa mère Qulyndreia est institutrice, et son père Venjie est chauffeur routier. La première partie de son prénom est la contraction des premières syllabes de ceux de ses parents, et sa mère a expliqué que « zhané » veut dire « fée » en swahili. Quvenzhané a dû mentir sur son âge lors de son audition pour le rôle de Hushpuppy car elle n'avait que 5 ans et l'âge minimum était six ans. Impressionné, le réalisateur l'a choisie parmi plus de quatre mille candidates et décide même d'adapter son script à la petite fille.

En 2013, elle devient à l'âge de neuf ans l'actrice la plus jeune de l'histoire à être nommée pour l'Oscar de la Meilleure Actrice pour sa performance dans Les Bêtes du sud sauvage (2012), et se retrouve en compétition avec l'actrice la plus âgée de toute l'histoire des Oscars à être citée pour ce prix, Emmanuelle Riva, 85 ans, nommée pour Amour. Cependant, elle avait juste six ans durant le tournage du film.

Elle apparait ensuite dans le film Twelve Years a Slave (2013) et dans un remake de la comédie musicale Annie (2014), rôle pour lequel elle est à nouveau acclamée du public et recevant une nomination pour le Golden Globe de la meilleure actrice dans une comédie ou film musical.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Quvenzhané Wallis (6 films)

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Trolls (2016)
, 1h32
Directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn, Anand Tucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films about toys, Films based on Norse mythology, Children's films
Actors Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Grace Moretz, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake, Christine Baranski
Roles Harper (voice)
Rating64% 3.2054153.2054153.2054153.2054153.205415
Princess Poppy and Branch venture "far beyond the only world they have ever known", and their quest will test their strength and reveal their true colors.
The Prophet, 1h24
Directed by Bill Plympton, Roger Allers, Joann Sfar, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Gaëtan et Paul Brizzi
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Quvenzhané Wallis, Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Salma Hayek, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina
Roles Almitra (voice)
Rating70% 3.5015753.5015753.5015753.5015753.501575
Kamila, a widowed mother, works as the housekeeper for Mustafa, a foreign poet, painter, and political activist being held under house arrest. Mustafa is guarded by the soldier Halim, who has a secret crush on Kamila. Kamila's daughter, Almitra, has stopped talking due to her father's death, and has become a troublemaker who frequently steals from local merchants. Almitra has seagulls for her only friends; she even seems able to talk to them by making birdlike noises. Halim's pompous Sergeant arrives to tell Mustafa that he is now free, but he must board a ship to his home country by day's end. The Sergeant escorts Mustafa to the ship, and Mustafa spends the time conversing with Kamila, Almitra and Halim, as well as with the townspeople, who regard him as a hero. Mustafa's conversations, ranging in topics from freedom to marriage to parenthood to eating, are animated by the movie's many directors in their own unique styles.
Fathers and Daughters, 1h56
Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama
Actors Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Amanda Seyfried, Quvenzhané Wallis, Janet McTeer
Roles Lucy
Rating70% 3.501273.501273.501273.501273.50127
Un célèbre écrivain veuf découvre qu'il est gravement malade alors qu'il tente d'éduquer sa fille unique. 25 ans plus tard, celle-ci tente de se réconcilier avec son enfance.
Annie (2014)
, 1h58
Directed by Will Gluck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, David Zayas
Roles Annie Bennett
Rating54% 2.7125252.7125252.7125252.7125252.712525
In Harlem, 10-year-old Annie Bennett lives in foster care with several other girls in the care of the cruel Colleen Hannigan. She spends each Friday waiting outside the restaurant Domani's where she believes her parents will return to collect her.
12 Years a Slave, 2h13
Directed by Steve McQueen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Children's films
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti
Roles Margaret Northup
Rating80% 4.0488254.0488254.0488254.0488254.048825
In 1841, Solomon Northup is a free African-American man working as a violinist, who lives with his wife, Anne Hampton, and two children, Margaret and Alonzo, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men, Brown and Hamilton, offer him a two-week job as a musician if he will travel to Washington, D.C., with them. Once there, they drug Northup and deliver him to a slave pen owned by James Burch.
Beasts of the Southern Wild, 1h32
Directed by Benh Zeitlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry
Roles Hushpuppy
Rating71% 3.5976053.5976053.5976053.5976053.597605
As a storm approaches a southern Louisiana bayou community called the "Bathtub" (a community cut off from the rest of the world by a levee), six-year-old Hushpuppy and her unhealthy, hot-tempered father, Wink, are optimistic about their life and their future. The children in school are being taught by Miss Bathsheba about nature and the release of prehistoric creatures called "Aurochs" from the melting ice caps. At home, Hushpuppy fends for herself while her father is missing. When he returns, he is wearing a hospital gown and bracelet. They argue, and when Hushpuppy returns to her house, she deliberately sets it on fire. A chase ensues between the two, and she ends up getting slapped by Wink. When she retaliates by punching him in the chest, Wink collapses. Hushpuppy, realizing the damage she has caused, runs for help only to find her father missing when she returns.