She's nine years old, she's from Houma, Louisiana, and she's already a critically-acclaimed actress. Quvenzhané Wallis is the adorable girl who played “Hushpuppy” in the Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Imagine, a Best Actress nomination the age of nine! And she's just signed to star in a remake of the Broadway and movie classic, "Annie."

What helped her make such a big hit on the Oscar's red carpet? Not her designer gown, but her very own puppy purse! Would any major actress would dare such an accessory? Not other nominees Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts, or Jessica Chastain. Just Quvenzhane, our amazingly talented little girl from Louisiana!