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Community - July 27, 2011

Menlo School grad lands role in 'The Help'

Ahna O'Reilly plays part of Southern housewife in Dreamworks' film based on popular novel

by Samantha Bergeson

At 6, she moved with her family from Palo Alto to France, where they drove around the country in a VW van before settling in a small town in the Alps. At 8, she was a von Trapp child in a local Washington state theater production. While she was at Menlo School in Atherton, she and her family played beach-goers in the 2004 sci-fi action film "Dinocroc."

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