She is only 16 years old and she already worked with some of the most famous actors in Hollywood: young Angourie Rice‘s resume is packed with interesting roles in some of the blockbusters of the last few years, in which this child prodigy starred alongside Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Russell Crowe.
She was born in Melbourne, Australia, on January 1 2001, with a stage director for a father, and a playwright for a mother. Her childhood was defined by a lot of moves due to her parents’ work, which took her and her family to Perth, Australia, and then on to Munich, Germany. Only later did she go back to her hometown, and she enrolled at the Princes Hill Secondary College, a place that became an oasis of calm for her whenever work gets too intense. It must be difficult for such a young girl to have such an active career and carry on with her regular life, as Angourie declared in an interview, saying that she is still looking for a good balance between her studies, reading Maths and French books, and her film career.
These Final Hours was the first relevant feature film that launched her career at only 12. Later on, she got a part in Walking With Dinosaurs, and in TV shows such as The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Worst Year of My Life Again and Mako Mermaids. Last year, she was part of the cast of Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows, and in The Nice Guys, in which she played Ryan Gosling‘s daughter. In July, we will see her in Spider Man‘s new episode, Homecoming, which sounds like it is going to be yet another Marvel success. She is currently in Cannes, promoting The Beguiled with Sofia Coppola, in which she plays a student alongside none other than Nicole Kidman, who features as her teacher: the film is competing for the Palme d’Or.
A student and an enthusiastic actor, Angourie often wonders if this is all real… Yes, sweet Angourie, it is! You are destined to be a Hollywood star, and we can’t wait to applaud your talent at the cinema!