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)

Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding

January 29, 2019 - 3:00 pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Bryce Dallas Howard, who has made her mark as an actor, producer and director, was named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2019 Woman of the Year on Tuesday.

"The Pudding is excited to honor 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," the nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization said in a statement.

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

The roast will be followed by a preview of the organization's latest production, "France France Revolution," its first that features a cast that includes women.

"In addition to being fans of Bryce's work in TV and film, we admire her efforts to forge new pathways for female artists and creatives in Hollywood," Mariana Sanchez-Medina, the organization's co-producer said in statement.

Howard starred in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" last year, the sequel to the 2015 box office hit "Jurassic World." She will next be seen in "Rocketman," an Elton John biopic scheduled for release in May.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals dates to the late 18th century. One of its first mandates was "members in alphabetical order shall provide a pot of hasty pudding for every meeting."

It has honored a Woman of the Year since 1951 and previous winners include Ella Fitzgerald, Meryl Streep and Halle Berry. Mila Kunis was last year's honoree.

This year's Man of the Year has not yet been announced.

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