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15 Juicy Facts about Bryce Dallas Howard

Did you know that the newest actress to be cast in "Eclipse" is a vegan? That might make it tough when it comes to all that bloodsucking!

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15 Juicy Facts about Bryce Dallas Howard

1. Lone Star

The new “Twilight” star’s full name is Bryce Dallas Howard. She was conceived in Dallas — the source of her middle name.

2. Family Business

Bryce’s father is Oscar-winning actor/director Ron Howard and her mother is Cheryl (nee Alley), an actress and writer. Ron’s father is actor Rance Howard, and his late mother, Jean Speegle Howard, was an actress. Her uncle is character actor Clint Howard.

3. Pisces

Bryce was born March 2, 1981.

4. Sibling Similarity

Bryce has 3 younger siblings; twin sisters Paige Howard and Jocelyn Carlyle Howard and brother Reed Cross Howard. All 4 kids were named after places where they were conceived.

5. Nickname

Bryce goes by the nickname Bry.

6. Acting Career

Bryce is best known for her roles in “Terminator Salvation,” “Spider Man 3,” “Lady in the Water,” “The Village” and “Manderlay.”

7. Camp Buddies

Bryce attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts camp with actress Natalie Portman.

8. Name Change

When Bryce applied to drama school she dropped her last name to avoid special treatment because of her dad. She later had seconds thoughts because “Bryce Dallas” made her sound like a porn star.

9. Meatless

Bryce became a vegan after actor Joaquin Phoenix showed her “Earthlings” — a documentary about animal cruelty.

10. Class of '03

Bryce graduated from Tisch School of Arts at NYU with a BFA in Drama, 2003.

11. Love Life

Bryce married her longtime boyfriend, actor Seth Gabel, on June 17, 2006. The pair met at NYU and dated for 5 years.

12. Mama Bryce

Bryce has a son named Theodore Norman Howard Gabel, born February 16, 2007.

13. Next Up

Bryce will be playing the role of Victoria in “Eclipse,” which begins filming in August 2009.

14. Close Pals

Bryce is good friends with actors Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

15. Extra Fun

Bryce appeared as an extra in three of her father’s films before her film debut in director Alan Brown’s 2004 drama, “Book of Love.”