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Quvenzhané Wallis is an actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as Hushpuppy in the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild.
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The movie, directed by Steve McQueen, is based on a true story about a free African American from the North who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the lead characer in the film.
After this historical drama, Wallis decided to explore something more light-hearted. She is set to star as the title character in the latest film adaptation of the popular musical Annie.
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