Mar. 2nd, 1981
Los Angeles, California, USA
Bryce Dallas Howard's Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles2010 - Hereafter
2009 - Terminator: Salvation
2008 - Good Dick
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2006 - Lady in the Water
2006 - As You Like It
2005 - Manderlay
2004 - The Village
2001 - A Beautiful Mind
2000 - The Grinch
1995 - Apollo 13
1989 - Parenthood
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Bryce Dallas Howard (born March 2, 1981), in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, named 'Ron Howard', is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (nee Alley). Her famous relatives include her uncle, actor Clint Howard, and her grandparents, actor Rance Howard and actress Jean Speegle Howard. She also has two younger twin sisters, named Jocelyn and Paige, (born 1985), and a brother, Reed Howard, (born 1987).
Howard was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, because her parents decided to raise their four children as far away from the trappings of showbiz milieu as possible. During most of her childhood she really did not have much access to a TV. She attended Greenwich Country Day School, and Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York. At that time, she discovered existentialism and devoured books by Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.
She attended the prestigious Steppenwolf School and Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts camp at Catskills together with her friend 'Natalie Portman'. She applied to drama school as Bryce Dallas, dropping her last name to eschew special treatment because of association with her renown father. From 1999-2003, she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory and at the New York University Tisch School of Arts and graduated with a BFA degree in Drama in 2003. At that time, she performed in Broadway productions of classical plays by George Bernard Shaw, William Shakespeare and Anton Chekhov.
Young Howard appeared in three of her father's films as an extra, including her appearance as a child together with her mother in Apollo 13 (1995). She made her feature-film debut as Heather, a supporting role in Book of Love (2004) by director Alan Brown. Director M. Night Shyamalan was impressed by her performance in a Broadway play and cast her without an audition as a female lead in his two thrillers: The Village (2004) and Lady in the Water (2006).
Howard replaced 'Nicole Kidman' in Dogville (2003) sequel, Manderlay (2005). She stars as Rosalind in As You Like It (2006), a reprise of her stage role that made such an impression on Shyamalan.
Howard became more recognizable to audiences as Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3 (2007) and as Victoria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). Those two projects, as well as Terminator Salvation (2009), are among her most financially successful movies, but all three garnered mixed reviews from the press. Her most recent films include the drama The Help and the comedy-drama 50/50 (both 2011). She is currently playing the role of Claire in the science fiction adventure film Jurassic World (2015), the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series.
Howard became a devoted vegan since Joaquin Phoenix showed her Earthlings (2005), a documentary about animal cruelty. After seeing that, she has consumed no animal products, not even milk or eggs. Her other activities outside of the acting profession include playing basketball and writing.
Howard married her long-term boyfriend, actor 'Seth Gabel', (June 17, 2006) in Connecticut, whom she met at New York University and had dated for five years. Howard and her husband, Seth, became parents of their first child, a boy, named Theodore Norman Howard Gabel, nicknamed Theo, (b. February 16, 2007). She gave birth to the couple's second child, daughter Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel, (b. January 19, 2012)