Bryce Dallas Howard Before She Was Famous (PHOTO)

Long before Bryce Dallas Howard played the villainous Hilly Holbrook in 2011's smash hit "The Help," the 31-year-old actress made her screen debut as an uncredited background extra in "Parenthood." Not that Howard's appearance in the 1989 comedy-drama should be too surprising: Her father, Ron Howard, was the film's director.

Courtesy of our friends at Snakkle comes a behind-the-scenes look at the set of "Parenthood," where you can see a then-8-year-old Bryce hanging out with "Parenthood" child stars Ivyann Schwan and Alisan Porter.

“Everybody knew Bryce as the daughter of the director, but I knew her as the beautiful girl who looked like Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid,'" Ivyann told Snakkle. "I was enamored by her gorgeous red hair. She couldn’t have been kinder to me.”

Porter credited Bryce and her siblings with why Howard was able to relate to the children on set. "Bryce was such a sweetheart," she said.

While Howard might be nice in real life, she unfortunately hasn't been able to display such kindness in her recent movie roles. In addition to playing the racist Hilly in "The Help," Howard also co-starred as a cheating girlfriend in last year's "50/50" and was the evil Victoria in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."

Check out Howard's pre-fame photos below! Make sure to check out this awesome Snakkle gallery of celebrity fathers and their look-alike kids.

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