Quvenzhané Wallis (b. 2003) is an American actress who, in 2012, became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, as well as the first person born in the 21st century to accomplish this. She received the nomination for Best Actress when she was only nine years old, for her role in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Her acting career began at age five, when she lied about her age to be able to audition for the role of Hushpuppy in the aforementioned film. In more recent years she starred in films such as 12 Years a Slave and Annie, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for the latter.