Super talented & adorable actress Quvenzhané Wallis grabbed attention when she showed up at the 2013 Academy awards as a Best Actress nominee at the ripe old age of nine. When I was nine, my biggest achievements were homework, so props to her. So since she is a talent in Hollywood who I think we can expect great things from, I want to highlight some more neat factoids about her:
Her mom almost didn’t take her to audition for the film Beasts of the Southern Wild (which earned her an Oscar nomincation) because she was five and the casting call was for six to nine year-olds. But Quvenzhané insisted, and obviously did well at it.
After gaining Hollywood's attention, she became the face of Armani Junior, Giorgio Armani’s line for children and teens— the “first major child celebrity to be the face of a luxury brand.”
In addition to Beasts, she's also been in a short film called Boneshaker (2013) and the Oscar winning 12 Years a Slave (2013). We can aslo look forward to seeing her as the lead in the remake of Annie, which is scheduled to be released in December. If, like me, you loved the 80’s Annie as a kid, you should be happy with the trailer for the remake, which looks sweet.