Jocelyn Howard is an American actress best known as the daughter of popular Hollywood filmmaker and actor Ron Howard. Jocelyn Howard was born on February 5, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America to father, Ron Howard and mother Cheryl Howard.
A lot of the celebrated figures you know achieved their fame for what they do and their accomplishments thereof, but some are only famous because they are related to those that belong to the first category.
Ron Howard’s daughter Jocelyn Howard mostly belongs to the latter group but she has been able to gain some level of attention that cannot be attributed to anyone but herself.
Jocelyn was born into a family with a long entertainment history. As the daughter of famous American parents, she was raised in the spotlight along with her siblings who are doing great in their respective fields of interest.
Unlike her siblings, Jocelyn hasn’t had many roles in the film industry as she is into other things but she participated in the production of the television series Arrested Development with her sister, which happens to be her debut and only screen appearance.
Jocelyn Howard Is Mostly Popular For Being One of Her Parents’ Children
- Full Name: Jocelyn Carlyle Howard
- Date of Birth: February 5, 1985
- Age: 38 Years Old
- Occupation: Actress
- Parents: Ron and Cheryl Howard
- Siblings: Bryce Dallas Howard, Paige Carlyle Howard, and Reed Cross Howard
For an actor who has been nominated for four Academy Awards, out of which he bagged two, Ron Howard is the most popular member of the Howard family. He began his career in the 50s and has remained relevant in the competitive industry.
His fame has rubbed off on his kids and they have all become famous as well, albeit in different degrees. His daughter Jocelyn Howard is the least popular child of the American actor who has also thrived as a producer and film director.
Jocelyn is one of the twin daughters of the entertainment heavyweight and his famous writer wife Cheryl Howard. Although it has often been expressed that she is making waves in her own right, she is best known as one of Ron Howard and Cheryl Howard’s children.
Jocelyn was born with the zodiac sign Aquarius in Los Angeles, California, on February 5, 1985. Her full name Jocelyn Carlyle Howard. She is an American by nationality and of mixed racial background. Her father is of remote Dutch, Scottish, English, Irish, and German descent while information about her mom’s ethnicity is not available.
Through her father, Jocelyn Howard is a niece of actor Clint Howard as well as the granddaughter of actresses Jean Speegle Howard and actor Rance Howard.
She Has Relentlessly Kept Her Life Away From The Spotlight
Despite having celebrity parents, Jocelyn has often kept a low-profile when it comes to her professional and personal life. She hardly makes a public appearance and when she does, she doesn’t draw unwanted attention to herself. Perhaps, this explains why details about her childhood, early life, education, and personal life are hard to come by.
According to her father, Jocelyn has a penchant for other things, unlike her sisters who are in love with acting. Nevertheless, it is believed that she is doing great in her field of interest with the support of her siblings and parents, who have always been by her side right from childhood.
Base on what her sister Paige once shared, one can assume that the attention Jocelyn got when she was a kid made her develop tough skin against living a public life. According to Paige, they often encountered a crowd of people when they were kids. She however noted that their parents worked hard to protect them, and concluded that they “didn’t feel overly exposed to all of that”.
While it is hard to tell exactly what Paige does for a living, it is known that she made a rare appearance in the “Emotional Baggage” episode of Arrested Development. This was in 2018 and the only reason she is regarded as an actress in some quarters.
Meet Jocelyn Howard’s Fraternal Twin Sister, Paige Howard
- Full Name: Paige Carlyle Howard
- Date of Birth: February 5, 1985
- Age: 38 Years Old
- Occupation: Actress
Paige Howard, who was also born on the 5th of February 1985 is also an actress with roles in productions like Adventureland (2009, as Sue O’Malley), Cheesecake Casserole (2012, as Jess), Virgin Alexander (2012, as Ruby), and The Employer (2013, as Sandra Turner).
She studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Art and made her professional stage debut as Mary Rose in J. M. Barrie’s play, Mary Rose, at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City. Paige bagged her first award (Best Supporting Actress) at the Los Angeles Movie Awards on May 25, 2013, for her role in The Employer.
Among other things, people have often wondered if Paige and Jocelyn Howard are identical twins. From the picture above, one can tell they are fraternal twins. While they are not identical, they share the same middle name (Carlyle) and this is because they were conceived at Hotel Carlyle in New York City.
In all, Jocelyn has three siblings. Apart from her twin sister Paige Carlyle Howard, she has an older sister named Bryce Dallas Howard, and a younger brother named Reed Cross Howard.
- Full Name: Bryce Dallas Howard
- Date of Birth: March 2, 1981
- Age: 42 Years Old
- Occupation: Actress and Director
- Husband: Seth Gabel (2006 – Present)
Born on the 2nd of March 1981, Bryce banks as a director and actress. She was raised on a farm in Greenwich, Connecticut, and in Westchester County, New York. The actress also studied together with actress Natalie Portman at a performing arts camp in upstate New York known as Stagedoor Manor.
She graduated from Greenwich Country Day School in 1996 and later from Byram Hills High School in 1999. Bryce is a product of New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts, where she spent three years.
It was during this time that she attended classes at the International Theatre Wing in Amsterdam, the Stella Adler Conservatory as well as The Experimental Wing.
An award-winning actress, she has a slew of nominations as well as a slew of roles in both film and television under her belt. However, Ron’s first daughter is popularly recognized for playing the vampire Victoria in the 2010 romantic fantasy film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Bryce Howard is a mother of two and she shares them with her husband, actor Seth Gabel. The pair met as students at New York University and dated for five years before they eventually tied the knot on the 17th day of June 2006.
Their first child, a son named Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel, was born in 2007 while their second child, daughter Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel, was born in the year 2012.
- Full Name: Reed Cross Howard
- Date of Birth: April 12, 1987
- Age: 36 Years Old
- Occupation: Actor and Golfer
Jocelyn Howard’s youngest sibling is Reed Cross Howard. He was born in 1987, in America, precisely in the Banksville of New York City. He is a director, actor, writer, and producer, following in his parents’ footsteps.
Reed is said to have helped to direct the 2009 drama/adventure film, Frog and Toad. He studied at Pepperdine School, after which he enrolled at Heritage Academy high school.
He is also known as an avid golfer who is married to a woman named Ashley, with whom he has a daughter named Aspen Leigh.