Quvenzhané Wallis plays the role of Hushpuppy a little girl who lives with her father in the golden indie film ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ she was only 5 years old when she auditioned for the role and captured the hearts of the film makers, and anyone who see’s her is sure to be just as captivated. Hit the jump for more.

Quvenzhané Wallis was a mere 5 years old when she was among 4,000 girls who auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in Behn Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Now 9, Wallis is on the short list of potential Best Actress nominees, an honor which would make her the youngest actress to ever receive that honor. (Jackie Cooper, at 9 years and 20 days, would still be the youngest Oscar nominee ever; Wallis’ turned 9 back in August.)

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