Jocelyn Howard: 5 Things To Know About Ron Howard’s Daughter

Jocelyn Howard’s father, Ron Howard has been on the international filming industry for decades. Metamorphosing from a child actor to film producer and director, Howard has built a lasting reputation for himself through his exceptional talents. As an actor, Ron was most popular for starring on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968) and Happy Days (1974-1980). As a director/producer, his most prominent works include Apollo 13 (1995) and A Beautiful Mind (2001).

Meanwhile, Ron Howard has got a personal life that is obviously as successful as his professional career. Unlike many Hollywood celebrities, the famous actor has been married to one wife since 1975. Jocelyn Howard is one of the four kids he shares with his wife of over four decades, Cheryl Alley, a popular American writer and actress. Jocelyn appears to be the most lesser-known of Ron Howard’s kids. We’ve, however, been able to gather some interesting facts about her.

Facts About Jocelyn Howard, Ron Howard’s Daughter

1. Her Age and Ethnicity

She was born as Jocelyn Carlyle Howard on 5th February 1985 in Los Angeles California, U.S.A. Her birth sign is Aquarius. Her nationality is American while her ethnicity is Caucasian – she is, of with mixed racial background comprising English, Dutch, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestries.

2. Jocelyn was born a twin

Jocelyn Howard was born alongside her sister, Paige Howard. She shares the same middle name “Carlyle” with Paige. Jocelyn appears to have sight problems since she wears eyeglasses from childhood. She also wore sunshades in her picture with family members on December 10, 2015, when her father received his second Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

Jocelyn (left) with twin sister Paige (right) and their dad, Ron while he directed the filming of Apollo 13 in the early 1990s image source

Jocelyn’s other siblings are Bryce Dallas Howard (born 1981) and Reed Howard (born 1987). She has a nephew, Theodore (born 2007) and a niece (Beatrice (born 2012) from her sister Bryce who married Seth Gabel in 2006.

3. She comes from a family of actors

In addition to her parents, Jocelyn Howard’s paternal grandparents, Jean France Speegle (1927-2000) and Harold Rance Beckenholdt (1928-2017) were both actors. Her grandfather who changed his name to Rance Howard after becoming an actor remained active in the industry until the year of his death.

Meanwhile, acting has continued to run in the Howard family. Jocelyn’s twin sister Paige is an actress and has been in the filming industry for over a decade now. She is best known for her role as Sandra Turner on the hit psychological thriller, The Employer. Her older sister Bryce is also a popular American actress who began professional acting since 1989. She is most famous for her roles on The Village (2004), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Jurassic World (2015), and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). Bryce’s husband, Seth Gabel is also a popular American actor best known for Fringe and Salem. Her only and younger brother, Reed is as well an actor, writer, film producer, and director.

Her uncle (father’s brother) Clint Howard started acting as a child and has remained active on the scene till date.

4. She prefers to live outside the spotlight

Her family’s fame notwithstanding, Jocelyn Howard prefers to stay away from the cameras. Her dad, Ron Howard once revealed in an interview that Jocelyn not very interested in acting and showbiz. Although he wasn’t specific about her choice, he said she is rather busy with other things. Jocelyn however, made an appearance as herself in 2018. She did so alongside her twin sister, Paige on an episode of the sitcom series, Arrested Development. This remains her first and only media appearance.

Owing to Jocelyn Howard’s low key lifestyle, information about her is scarcely available on the media. Unlike her siblings and other members of her family, she has not opened up about her education, career ambitions, and romantic relationships. She is also not popular on social media sites.

5. Her Family has an interesting naming tradition

Ron Howard has a custom of naming his children after the places they were conceived. He often does so with their middle names. Ron took his first daughter’s middle name, “Dallas” from the Dallas city of Texas where his wife, Cheryl Howard conceived her. As for Jocelyn and her twin Paige, their middle name Carlyle is the name of the hotel, Hotel Carlyle in New York City where their mother Cheryl conceived them.

Unfortunately, the place Howard’s wife conceived their son Reed did not sound good enough for a guy’s middle name – Volvo. They, therefore, named him Cross, after a street in London.

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