Angourie Rice

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Angourie Rice
Angourie Rice Cannes 2017.jpg
Rice in 2017
Born (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 21)
OccupationActress
Years active2013–present

Angourie Rice (/æŋˈɡri/;[1] born 1 January 2001[2]) is an Australian actress. She began her career as a child actress, coming to attention for her roles in These Final Hours and The Nice Guys. She is known for her portrayal of Betty Brant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

Early life

Rice was named after a town in New South Wales where her grandmother lived.[2] She was born in Sydney and lives in Melbourne, with her parents Jeremy Rice, a director, and Kate Rice, a writer, where she attended Princes Hill Secondary College[3] graduating in 2018.[4] She also lived in Perth for five years and in Munich, Germany, for one year before moving back to Melbourne.[5]

Career

Rice began her career in Perth, Western Australia with several short films and Australian television credits.[6] In 2012, Rice gained industry attention at just eleven years old with her lead role in Zak Hilditch’s short Transmission, for which she won the Best Actress award at the St. Kilda Film Festival.[6]

In 2013, Rice made her feature film acting debut with apocalyptic thriller film These Final Hours.[7] She also appeared in the live action sequences at the beginning and end of the animated film Walking with Dinosaurs.[7][8] In 2014, Rice appeared in the television series The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Worst Year of My Life Again, and appeared in Mako: Island of Secrets in 2015.[8]

In 2016, Rice had her break-out performance as Holly March in the action comedy The Nice Guys opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. She also appeared in the science-fiction fantasy film Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows as Tegan, a supernatural villain. In 2017, she played Eliza Wishart in the Australian film adaptation of the novel Jasper Jones which garnered several AACTA nominations. She also played Jane in The Beguiled.

Rice played Betty Brant in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming. She reprised the part, this time in a more significant role, in the 2019 sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home.[9] She reprised the role again in the web series TheDailyBugle.net,[10][11] and yet again in Spider-Man: No Way Home.[12]

In 2018, Rice headlined the romantic drama Every Day, and as Lisa in the Australian film adaptation of Ladies in Black for which she won an AACTA award for Best Lead Actress.[13][14][6] In 2019, Rice starred opposite Miley Cyrus in the Season 5 finale of Black Mirror, an episode described as a "save-the-day buddy romp" and "a teen sci-fi adventure."[15][16]

In 2021, Rice was listed in Variety magazine’s coveted ‘Actors to Watch’ list, as well as their ‘Power of Young Hollywood list’.[6][17] She played the role of Siobhan in Mare of Easttown opposite Kate Winslet.[18] She noted that the Delco accent was hard to master and worked hard to tone down her Australian accent.[18]

Podcast

Inspired from her current book club activities, she runs the podcast The Community Library with an aim to democratise critical reading skills.[19] The podcast started its first episode in 2019.[20]

Filmography

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 These Final Hours Rose
2013 Walking with Dinosaurs Jade
2016 Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows Tegan
2016 The Nice Guys Holly March
2017 Jasper Jones Eliza Wishart
2017 The Beguiled Jane
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Betty Brant
2018 Every Day Rhiannon
2018 Ladies in Black Lisa
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Betty Brant
2020 Daisy Quokka: World's Scariest Animal Daisy Quokka [21]
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home Betty Brant [12]
TBA Senior Year TBA [12]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Lisa Wooton Episode: "The Silence"
2014 Worst Year of My Life Again Ruby Episode: "Halloween"
2015 Mako: Island of Secrets Neppy Episode: "Stowaway"
2019 Black Mirror Rachel Goggins Episode: "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too"
2021 Mare of Easttown Siobhan Sheehan Miniseries[22]

References

  1. ^ "Angourie Rice (@angourierice)". Instagram. Retrieved 11 June 2019. Angourie rhymes with floury and dowry.
  2. ^ a b Turnbell, Tiffany (31 December 2019). "Today's Birthday 1/1". Seven News. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ Hawker, Philippa (13 October 2014). "Angourie Rice juggles high school and Hollywood". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Today's Birthday 1/1". 7NEWS.com.au. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  5. ^ Hawker, Philippa (13 October 2014). "Angourie Rice juggles high school and Hollywood". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Angourie Rice". CPMGT. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Australian actor Angourie Rice wins dream role as hunk Ryan Gosling's daughter". The Daily Telegraph. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  8. ^ a b Groves, Don (6 July 2015). "Cinema release for Nowhere Boys movie". if.com.au. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  9. ^ Scott, A. O. "Review: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Is the Latest Iron Man Movie". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Al-Heeti, Abrar (24 November 2021). "Spider-Man: No Way Home joins TikTok with an account for The Daily Bugle". CNET. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  11. ^ Micajah, CL (25 November 2021). "Spider-Man: Watch J. Jonah Jameson Returns as The Daily Bugle Now Has its Own TikTok Channel". Fan Fest. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  12. ^ a b c Justin, Kroll (7 May 2021). "Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Zoë Chao, Sam Richardson, Others Join Rebel Wilson In Paramount Players' 'Senior Year'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  13. ^ Bulbeck, Pip (3 October 2017). "Angourie Rice to Star in Australian Period Drama 'Ladies in Black'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Interview with Angourie Rice – Ladies in Black". STACK | JB Hi-Fi. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  15. ^ Ivie, Devon. "Black Mirror's Madison Davenport and Angourie Rice on Working With a 'Diva' Robot". Vulture.
  16. ^ Foutch, Haleigh. "'Black Mirror' Season 5 Review: An Entertaining but Slight Season Loses Its Horrifying Edge". Collider.
  17. ^ Gilchrist, Jenelle Riley,Selome Hailu,Paul Plunkett,Jazz Tangcay,Carole Horst,Todd; Riley, Jenelle; Hailu, Selome; Plunkett, Paul; Tangcay, Jazz; Horst, Carole; Gilchrist, Todd (21 October 2021). "Variety's 10 Actors to Watch for 2021". Variety. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  18. ^ a b "'Mare of Easttown': Angourie Rice on Having Kate Winslet's Support, Guessing the Killer, and the Secrecy of 'Spider-Man'". Collider. 17 May 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  19. ^ "Angourie Rice and Kate Winslet Were Both Nervous About Their Mare of Easttown Accents". Harper's Bazaar. 11 May 2021.
  20. ^ "The Community Library".
  21. ^ Felperin, Leslie (29 June 2021) Daisy Quokka: World’s Scariest Animal review – too cute for the competition. The Guardian. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  22. ^ "'Mare Of Easttown': Julianne Nicholson & Jean Smart Among 6 Cast In HBO Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. 27 September 2019.

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