Windland Smith Rice
She graduated from St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee and studied drama at Duke University. She pursued an acting career in Hollywood; she had two minor movie roles and two roles television episodes over a span of about three years.
She was married to Jeffrey Scott Rice, a business executive. They had two sons, Mason Frederick Rice and Alden James Rice.
Rice became an accomplished nature photographer, completing commissions for organizations such as Fujifilm, the National Geographic Society, and Nature's Best Photography magazine. Her work won several awards and has been exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The annual Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards are named after her. She was known for her encouragement of other photographers.
Her interest in working with wildlife was exemplified by her membership on the board of the Earthfire Institute, an organization "dedicated to protecting wildlife by creating a bridge between humans, and animals in the wild," by rescuing animals that can no longer live in the wild.
Windland Smith Rice's Widower Jeffery Scott Rice has since remarried.
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