Her name may be a mouthful, but Louisiana native, Quvenzhané Wallis should be a household name before we know it. The nine-year-old star caught most of our attention as Hushpuppy in Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Her performance in this beautiful fantasy drama has scored the young starlet an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and has caused her to go down in the history books as the youngest nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Beasts is also nominated for four other Oscars–Best Picture, Directing and Writing.
#TeamBeautiful is so proud of the young ingenue and we want to know more about her. This is only the start for Quvenzhané, so expect to see her sweet little face a whole lot more!
Check out the things that you may not have known about the talented young star:
- Her name means “fairy” in Swahili. The “Qu” in her name are for her mom and sister, the “ven” is for her two brothers and her father and the “Zhané” part is “fairy.”
- She loves animation movies.
- Her friends call her Nazie and Little Q.
- The audition for Beasts Of The Southern Wild was for six-to-nine year-olds and Quvenzhané was five when she auditioned. Her mother told a little white lie about her age so that she could audition.
- She’s never acted before auditioning for this role.
- When Quvenzhané felt tired on the set, the crew would give her a pizza party to re-energize her.
- She had to learn what an Oscar was, she called them “Golden Men.”
- She wants to be a dentist to see people smile.
- She is similar to her character Hushpuppy because they both have animals and love to explore the world in adventures.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"