Beasts of the Southern Wild

Quvenzhané’s Best Year Ever

When young Quvenzhané Wallis was cast as the lead role of Hushpuppy by an unknown filmmaker in Lousiana, her mother, Qulyndreia, had few expectations beyond it being a life experience for her daughter.  She tells USA Today:

“We were under the impression that they would show the movie and after Sundance that would be it…we had no idea in a million years that we would be where we are today.”

From Utah to the south of France and now, just maybe, a place amongst the Oscar nominated elite, Quvenzhané Wallis has had a pretty memorable 2012.

Check out this USA Today slide show of Quvenzhané’s best year ever.


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  1. I loved Beast of the Southern Wild. She was amazing, and a true gift to the arts. She played her part perfectly and I hope she wins awards that she deserve. Beautiful!

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Michelle Jackson

    Outstanding!!!!! I loved the movie. Quvenzhan’e is a force to be reakoned with.

    Jan 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink
  3. Rita Sykes

    I saw “Beasts” last year and will see it again it is an amazing movie. Quvenzhane´ has a great career in the making, I look forward to seeing more of her, she is superb.

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

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