ICYMI, David Levithan's best-selling YA novel Every Day is getting a movie adaptation. Aaand they already found their Rhiannon in actress Angourie Rice. Get to know the Every Day star better, Candy Girls, with these fast facts we've gathered below!
- She grew up with parents who've worked for the entertainment biz.
Her mom, Kate Rice, is a writer and an actress, while her dad, Jeremy Rice, directs shows for Australian TV and works on youth-oriented theater productions. (via Yahoo.com)
- She's from Australia.
Angourie is based in Melbourne and only flies to Los Angeles when she needs to do auditions. And even if she's only got a few big movies up her sleeve, this teen actress has been acting through short films, commercials, and theater back home for years. (via SMH.com.au)
- Angourie is going to be in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Her character? Betty Brant, one of Peter Parker's first loves, whom he meets while working at The Daily Bugle.
- The 16-year-old student is still completing high school in Australia.
In an interview with The Project, Angourie revealed that she doesn't name-drop the people she's worked with in school and that she doesn't even audition for school productions. (via TheDailyMail.co.uk)
- She was handpicked by Zack Hilditch to appear in the apocalyptic thriller These Final Hours.
After her performance in the short film Transmission, the director chose her for his sci-fi feature film. She then gained international acclaim and was invited to the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. What followed was a list of great projects for her. Last year, Angourie starred opposite Ryan Gosling and Russel Crowe in The Nice Guys. And then this year, she stars alongside Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning in Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled.
- She blogs.
This teen actress blogs about her life at thoughtstokeepmesane.wordpress.com. Her blog, she writes, is "a creative outlet of thoughts and ideas."
- Angourie loves making fun of herself.
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