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Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding

Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding

January 30th, 2019 by Associated Press in News

FILE -- In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 file photo actor Bryce Dallas Howard arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Howard, an actor, producer and director, has been named 2019 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actor, producer and director Bryce Dallas Howard has been named 2019 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

The nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization says in Tuesday's announcement that Howard is being honored because she is "an accomplished actress who has given such a wide range of critically acclaimed performances, and is committed to expanding the role of women in every aspect of storytelling."

Howard will be honored with a parade through Cambridge on Thursday, to be followed by a roast where she will receive her pudding pot.

Howard starred in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" last year and will next be seen in "Rocketman," an Elton John biopic scheduled for release in May.

Previous winners of the award first given in 1951 include Ella Fitzgerald, Meryl Streep and Halle Berry.