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Actor, producer, and director Bryce Dallas Howard has been named 2019 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

The nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization said in Tuesday’s announcement that Howard is being honored because she is ‘‘an accomplished actress who has given such a wide range of critically acclaimed performances, and is committed to expanding the role of women in every aspect of storytelling.’’

Howard will be honored with a parade through Cambridge on Thursday, to be followed by a roast where she will receive her pudding pot.

Howard starred in ‘‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’’ last year and will next be seen in ‘‘Rocketman,’’ an Elton John biopic scheduled for release in May.

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Previous winners of the award first given in 1951 include Ella Fitzgerald, Meryl Streep, and Halle Berry.

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