bryce dallas howard cannes Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Gabel welcome a baby girlCongratulations are in order for “The Help” star Bryce Dallas Howard and her husband, “Fringe” star Seth Gabel, who welcomed a daughter Jan. 19.

The actress’ father, Ron Howard (heard of him?), tweeted the good news Jan. 21, writing, “Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel
Born Jan 19 2012
8lbs 6oz
Bryce & Baby B are spectacular
Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear

Howard and Gabel married in 2006 after meeting in college at New York University. The couple welcomed Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel in 2007.

Famous friends tweeted the elder Howard congratulations after he announced Beatrice’s birth. M. Night Shyamalan, who gave Bryce her break in 2004’s “The Village” and 2006’s “Lady in the Water,” writes, “Ron, tell Bryce congratulations from our whole family. I’ll be waiting to cast Beatrice in a few years!”

Jennifer Connelly
writes, “Please send Bryce my congrats and well wishes!!! & Congrats to you xo,” while Bryce’s “The Help” costar Octavia Spencer says, “Congrats Ron from bryce’s help family!

Ron thanked everyone for their well wishes. “Beatrice’s arrival is hugely exciting for our family
Thanks for all the kind tweets folks.”