Bryce Dallas Howard, born March 2, 1981, is an American actress and filmmaker. She is the eldest daughter of actor and filmmaker Ron Howard. Born in Los Angeles, Howard attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, initially leaving in 1999 to take roles on Broadway, but officially graduated in 2020. While portraying Rosalind in a 2003 production of As You Like It, Howard caught the attention of director M. Night Shyamalan, who cast her in the psychological thriller The Village (2004) as the blind daughter of a local chief. She subsequently starred in the title role of Shyamalan’s fantasy thriller Lady in the Water (2006), playing a naiad who escapes from a fantasy world.