Remember the fiery red haired vampire ‘Victoria’ from the ‘Twilight Saga’? Yes, that’s Bryce Dallas Howard for you! But, she isn’t anything like the fierce vixen who desperately wanted to avenge the death of her mate by devouring Bella. Howard is not only an actress of immense acting capabilities, but is also an accomplished director, writer and producer and hails from an illustrious film family.
She was born to Academy Award winning actor-director Ron Howard and prolific writer Cheryl Howard Crew in Los Angeles, California and has three younger siblings- twin sisters Jocelyn and Paige (a well-known actress herself) and a brother Reed. Both, her grandfather Rance Howard and grandmother Jean Speegle Howard, were celebrated actors.
In spite of her family’s profound involvement with show business, her parents sheltered her and her siblings from the pomp and show of the glamorous world of cinema and brought them up modestly in Westchester County, New York and on a farm in Greenwich, Connecticut.
But how can a girl born amongst immensely talented people and with babysitters like Tom Cruise (a close friend of her parents) escape her destiny? It was her destiny or perhaps, her unwavering fascination with cinema that finally persuaded her father to grant her the role of an extra in one of his films when she was only 7!
Growing up Howard decided against using her family’s influence to make it big in Hollywood and went on to study acting from the prestigious New York University. She loved doing Broadway in college and that was where she got her breakout role that changed her life forever! Her spirited performance as Rosalind in a Broadway representation of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ captivated acclaimed Indian-American director M. Night Shyamalan who cast her in the 2004 psychological thriller ‘The Village’, a film that catapulted her to immense fame.
Howard is happily married to actor Seth Gabel with whom she fell in love while at NYU. After a courtship of about 5 years the couple tied the knot in 2006. They welcomed their first child, son Theodore Norman Howard Gabel in 2007 and second child, daughter Beatrice Jean Howard Gabel in 2012.
Education: Howard attended the Greenwich County Day School until 1996 before moving to Byram Hills High School from where she graduated in 1999. She then joined New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to give wings to her long cherished dream of becoming an actress. She spent 3 years in the prestigious University during which she also attended the revered Stella Adler Conservatory.
However, she left the course midway to take up roles on Broadway. She finally graduated with a BFA degree in 2003. An ardent student of cinema and the performing arts, Howard has also been a student of significant drama schools like Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s School in Chicago and the Actors Centre in New York City. She also attended the Stagedoor Manor in New York with Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman.
Bryce Dallas Howard Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $18 Million US Dollars
The total net worth of Bryce Dallas Howard by 2017 is $18 million US dollars. A woman of many talents, Howard’s upcoming movies and directorial ventures have brought her this fortune.
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Howard bought an opulent Hollywood Hills Villa with her husband in 2006 for a whopping $2.9 million. The luxurious Mediterranean style abode was well equipped with facilities like sauna, wine cellar, French doors, and offered breath-taking canyon views. However, after the birth of her daughter the couple sold it at a loss for $ 2.455 million in 2013.
She currently resides with her family in a lavish $ 2 million estate in Los Angeles.
She owns a luxurious Mercedes Benz GLE 450 AMG.
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Apart from being a successful actress, Howard is also a gifted director. She directed her first short film titled ‘Orchids’ way back in 2006. She directed a full feature film titled ‘The Original’ for which she also wrote the screenplay.
Howard has also lent her voice to video games like ‘Lego Jurassic World’ and ‘Lego Dimensions’.
Howard was extensively involved with theatre and Broadway throughout her college years. Her first big break came in the 2004 psychological thriller ‘The Village’ in which she played the role of a blind woman that garnered rave reviews from critics and audience alike. She reunited with Shyamalan two years later in 2006 in a fantasy thriller titled ‘Lady in the Water’ in which she played the role of a water nymph.
Her career best performance came in Kenneth Branagh’s 2006 film adaptation of ‘As You Like It’ for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She also worked in movies like ‘Terminator Salvation’ (2009), ‘50/50’ and ‘The Help’ that effectively delineated her versatility. Her first commercial success came in 2009, when she acted in the third instalment of ‘Spider Man’. The role of the red headed vampire Victoria in ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ brought her immense worldwide fame.
In 2015, she essayed the role of Claire Daring in the 4th instalment of the Jurassic Park series titled ‘Jurassic World’- a role that she is set to reprise in the upcoming two instalments as well, one of which is set to go on floors in 2017.
Howard was recently in the news when she graced the red carpet of her upcoming movie after an astounding transformation. She has reportedly lost 30 lbs after wrapping up the shoot of her Netflix series ‘Black Mirror’ for which she had to gain weight.
With promising projects, which feature Howard in the lead, in the pipeline her future is certainly bright. Her striking looks, acting prowess and knack for directing, which she probably has inherited from her father, are bound to increase her net worth considerably in the years to come.