With the exception of the British monarchy, the world may no longer be run and driven by dynasties as it was a couple of centuries ago but it hasn’t been without a form of it either. Politics, sports, the entertainment industry and in every field of human endeavor, dynasties still exist in their miniaturized forms. In entertainment, one of them is the Howard family, hemmed by iconic actor and director, Ron Howard. In his family is one of his daughters, Jocelyn Howard.
While his eldest daughter, Bryce, is a known name with a number of notable productions under her name, Jocelyn Howard is still an aspiring actress whose only major appearance so far has been in the popular show, Arrested Development.
In this article, we will take a close look at her life, her background and everything else you need to know about Jocelyn Howard.
Jocelyn Howard’s Early Life
She was born on the 5th of February, 1985 in Los Angeles, California to parents Cheryl Howard and Ron Howard. Jocelyn was born into a prominent family that is led by her father, Ron, who is known for several works like The Andy Griffith Show, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and a number of others. Her mother is an author, who has published a number of books, such as In the Face of Jinn: A Novel and Heart & Desire.
Born into a family of entertainment and media stalwarts, Jocelyn Howard has instead chosen to carve a different path for herself and has only made a solitary appearance onscreen in an acting capacity, in an episode of Arrested Development, where she played herself.
When it comes to her education, there is very little information available about her. Her decision to stray away from her family acting tradition also extends to her relationship with the media, and she has shared very little information with the press and as a result, very little is known of her professional career.
Who are Her Siblings?
As mentioned in the introduction, Jocelyn Howard is a member of one of the most popular families in Hollywood and she has three siblings, which are two sisters and a solitary brother. You have probably heard of them. Here is who they are.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Perhaps the most popular of the Howard children, Bryce Dallas has followed in the footsteps of her father to become a notable name in the industry, for her work and not just on the back of her father’s name. Born on the 2nd of March, 1981, she has starred in major movies like The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Spider-Man 3, The Help, and the Jurassic World series, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Aside from her work as an actress, Jocelyn Howard’s sister is also a director, another similarity she shares with her father and she has directed a few short movies like When You Find me, Solemates and an episode of the show, The Mandalorian.
Paige Carlyle Howard
The Howard family is an acting family and Paige Carlyle Howard is no exception to that fact. Though she is yet to reach the heights of her elder sister, Paige Carlyle has appeared in her own share of movies, such as The Employer, Cheesecake Casserole, Adventureland, and a couple more others.
Jocelyn Howard’s sister attended the New York University’s Tisch School of Art which has famously produced many star actors and actresses. Jocelyn and Paige are twin sisters.
Reed Cross Howard
The lone man in a group of women, Reed Cross is the only brother of Jocelyn Howard and he was born in 1987 in Banskville, New York City.
Like the rest of the family, he has also found his path in the entertainment industry and has played a number of roles as a member of Hollywood. Jocelyn’s solitary brother is a director, writer, producer, and actor and he has a couple of credits to his name, including Frog and Toad, which he directed.
For his education, he studied at Heritage Academy High School and Pepperdine School.
Other Facts About Jocelyn Howard, Ron Howard’s Daughter
- She and her twin sister Paige, share the same middle name – Carlyle. According to her father, Jocelyn and her sister have the name because they were conceived at the Hotel Carlyle in New York City.
- Through her father, Jocelyn Howard ethnicity is English, Irish, Dutch and Scottish.
- Jocelyn Howard and her siblings are the granddaughters of Rance Howard and Jean Speegle Howard. She is also the niece of Clint Howard, who is also an actor.