6. Her nickname is Nazie, pronounced “NAY-zi.”
7. At nine years old, she’s the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Best Leading Actress Oscar…
8. …But she was just six years old during the filming of Beasts of the Southern Wild…
9. …AND she lied about her age to audition for the film in the first place. She was only five when she auditioned!
10. She beat out 4,000 other kids for the role of Hushpuppy.
Above: Quvenzhane as Hushpuppy in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild.’
Up next: What helped land her the role and more!