Birth Name: Quvenzhane Wallis
Birth Place: Houma, Louisiana, USA
Zeitlin was instantly taken with Wallis' audition, however, claiming that she had impressed him with her strong will and her sense of right and wrong when she refused to follow his direction to throw a prop at a fellow actor because "it isn't right to throw things at people you don't know." Physically tiny yet somehow indomitable, naïve yet wise beyond her years, Wallis beat out 4,000 other girls to win the role, and Zeitlin not only reduced Hushpuppy's age to reflect Wallis', he also infused the character with her resilience. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" won acclaim at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals for its story of an impoverished Louisiana enclave facing down a storm of Bi...
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