NAME: Quvenzhane Wallis
INSTAGRAM: Quvenzhane’ Wallis (@iamquvenzhane) • Instagram photos and videos
HOW IT STARTED:
Wallis was chosen out of 4,000 to play Hushpuppy in 2012’s Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012, after admittedly lying about her age as the minimum age was 6 meanwhile she was only 5 years old. Wallis’ passionate about her acting career is what lead her to her success today. She didn’t let age get in the way of her dreams and what she truly wanted for herself in life.
HOW IT’S GOING:
Today, Quvenzhané Wallis is an American actress and author. She is the first African-American child actor and is also the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination. Wallis is known to be the youngest person ever to win a best actress Oscar nomination.
“it is good to always be strong, and if you have a goal, go for it, and if there is something in your way, just go around and find your path again, and go for your goal.”