Bryce Dallas Howard (born March 2, 1981) is an American actress and filmmaker.
She is the eldest daughter of actor and director Ron Howard.
She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but left before graduating to take on roles on Broadway.
While starring as Rosalind in the play As You Like It, Howard caught the attention of director M.
Night Shyamalan, and he cast her in the psychological thriller The Village (2004).
It proved to be her breakout role and she subsequently starred in the title role of Shyamalan's fantasy thriller Lady in the Water (2006).
Her performance in Kenneth Branagh's 2006 film adaptation of As You Like It earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination.
She later appeared as Gwen Stacy in Sam Raimi's superhero film Spider-Man 3 (2007).
Howard went on to appear in the action film Terminator Salvation (2009) and the fantasy film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), both of which were financially successful but garnered mixed reviews from critics.
In 2011, Howard had supporting roles in the acclaimed comedy-dramas 50/50 and The Help.
She gained further international recognition for starring as Claire Dearing in the adventure film Jurassic World (2015) and its sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), which rank as her most financially successful films.
She also had starring roles in the adventure film Pete's Dragon (2016) and the biopic Rocketman (2019).
Howard's directorial ventures include the television drama film Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013) and the documentary Dads (2019).
She is married to the actor Seth Gabel, with whom she has two children.