Fast five with Angourie Rice
Meet the "third nice guy" in Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe's comedy The Nice Guys
NAME Angourie Rice
BORN 2001, Melbourne, Australia
FILMOGRAPHY These Final Hours (2013), Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (2013), Nowhere Boys: The Book Of Shadows (2016), The Nice Guys (2016)
1 BORN TO ACT
Australia has produced many solid actors and the 15-year-old is the latest addition to that list.
Rice's director father and playwright mother run theatre company Always Working Artists.
Rice told Melbourne radio station 3AW: "I grew up on the stage. I would go to the rehearsals after school.
"My younger sister and I would be our parents' test audience and we would read lines for them.
"I knew at an early age that I wanted to be an actor."
2 THIRD LEAD
Rice stars in her first Hollywood film as Ryan Gosling's daughter in The Nice Guys, now showing in cinemas.
The action-comedy follows Gosling's private detective Holland who's trying to solve a missing-person case. Joining him is Russell Crowe's wannabe investigator Jackson.
Director Shane Black said at the film's Cannes Film Festival press conference recently that Rice was not a peripheral character but "the third lead and the men's conscience" .
3 BONDING SESSION
Rice insisted she needed to get to know Gosling better before production started, so she went to his house.
She told The New York Times: "It was Halloween and we carved pumpkins. That was a lot of fun."
4 AUSSIE SUPPORT
Rice said having a fellow Australian like Crowe on the set in Los Angeles helped a lot.
"Being new and away from home, having an Aussie there made me feel comfortable," said Rice, adding that Crowe always looked out for her.
"He is gentle and caring, someone I can lean on for advice and stuff."
5 ROLE MODELS
Rice, who is juggling school and work, cites actresses Emma Watson and Emma Stone as role models.
She told 3AW: "Watson did that whole franchise thing (the Harry Potter movies) while having a tutor on set and achieved good grades. I love Stone in The Help and Easy A.
"I would like to have a career like theirs."
All grown up
CHILD STARS WHO GREW UP INTO BONA FIDE A-LISTERS
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE & EQUALS (2016)
PHOTOS: SONY PICTURES
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)