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Significant African-American Women in Entertainment

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Quevenzhane Wallis

This cute up-and-coming star has already won the hearts of many. Nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis rose to stardom in her role as Hushpuppy in the critically acclaimed film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Wallis’ strong personality and excellent acting skills have led her to win 18 awards, and she became the youngest person to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Wallis recently received a role in the upcoming movie “Twelve Years a Slave” and the starring role in a new version of the movie "Annie." —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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