What can you tell me about Bryce Dallas Howard, who stars in the new movie The Help? I know I’ve seen her before.
—Carson Chambers, Carson City, Nev.
Howard, 30, the daughter of actor-director Ron Howard, is a veteran of nearly 20 movies, including The Village, Lady in the Water, Spider-Man 3, Terminator Salvation and, more recently, The Help, in which she’s receiving raves for her portrayal of a Mississippi socialite on the eve of America’s civil rights movement. One of her first roles (as “Girl in Yellow Dress”) was in Apollo 13, which was directed by her dad. She and her husband, actor Seth Gabel, have two young children.