Bryce Dallas Howard (born March 2, 1981) is an American actress,
and the daughter of Hollywood actor/director Ron Howard and writer
Conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name), Dallas Howard
studied at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts and
the Stella Adler Conservatory. Her debut performance in a feature
film came in director Alan Brown's 2003 drama, Book of Love.
She recently signed on to play "Gwen Stacy" in the upcoming
Spider-Man 3 movie.
The Dallas-born beauty studied at the Tisch School of the Arts
and the Stella Adler Conservatory before embarking on a career in
Over the years, she made many small, often uncredited appearances
in films directed by her father, such as Parenthood (1989), Apollo
13 (1995) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). Her big break
didn't come from her father, though; rather, it happened when she
was discovered by film director M. Night Shyamalan in a stage production
of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
Impressed by her acting chops, Shyamalan cast her in his spooky
thriller The Village (2004). The film grossed over $230 million
worldwide, but more importantly, it convinced critics that Bryce
had talent to back up her impressive pedigree.
Since then, Bryce has starred in the Lars von Trier drama Manderlay,
and will be appearing in the upcoming films As You Like It and Mary
Queen of Scots. She'll also collaborate with Shyamalan once again
in the fantasy-thriller Lady in the Water, due May 2006
Book of Love (2003) ... Heather
The Village (2004) ... Ivy Walker
Manderlay (2005) ... Grace Margaret Mulligan
As You Like It (2006) ...Rosalind
Lady in the Water (2006) ... The Lady
Spider-Man 3 (2007) ... Gwen Stacy
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