Over the years, there have been numerous arguments to the statement that talent is hereditary. While in many cases it appears to not be so as some children are unable to live up to the standards that their parents create, in some other cases, like that of Paige Howard, the statement looks to be true as she and her siblings continue to work towards living a lasting legacy in Hollywood, as their father has managed. Read on to find out more about her father, career and other achievements.
Biography & Profile of Paige Howard
Paige Carlyle Howard was born on the 5th of February, 1985. The beautiful actress, who is of Irish, English, Scottish and German ancestry, was born to immediate fame due to her father’s status in the industry. She is the daughter of Cheryl Alley and Ron Howard, the critically acclaimed Hollywood director.
Ironically, though her father is a filmmaker, Paige Howard and her siblings were not allowed to watch television until they were around seven or eight years old.
While growing up, the Howard children were babysat by many people who would go ahead to become celebrities, an enviable perk of having a famous father. One of such persons that babysat her and her siblings is Hollywood royalty, actor Tom Cruise.
Being born into a famous family can be intimidating but Paige Howard seems to be holding her own well enough. After having attended and graduated from New York University’s The Tisch School of the Arts where she was classmates with actors and actresses like Nelson Franklin, Renée Felice Smith, and Lauren Silvi, she made her professional stage debut in New York City at the Vineyard Theatre, playing the titular character in J.M. Barrie’s play, Mary Rose. Over the course of her career, she has landed roles in several television shows including Medium, 90210, Happy!, Arrested Development and more.
She, however, made her feature film debut in 2009, appearing in the comedy film Adventureland as Sue O’Malley. The film, which opened to critical acclaim, also starred Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Jesse Eisenberg, Bill Hader, Martin Short, and Kristen Wiig.
Other films she has appeared in include Cheesecake Casserole, Virgin Alexander and The Employer, a psychological thriller for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the Los Angeles Movie Awards in 2013.
Paige Howard is not only limited to the traditional means of acting – film, television, and theatre, but she is also known for her lead role on the web series, StalkTALK.
Other Facts About the Actress
As previously mentioned, Paige Howard comes from a famous family. Considering her father’s standing in the entertainment industry, it is not surprising that Paige and her siblings decided to tread the acting path. Her father, Ron Howard, is an American actor best known for playing Opie Taylor in the iconic sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. He is also known for directing Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
In addition to her father’s career in Hollywood, her twin sister, Jocelyn, and her older sister – Bryce Dallas Howard have all gone ahead to become actresses. She also has a younger brother named Reed, who is also an actor. Beyond, her famous father and famous siblings, her grandparents – Rance and Jean Speegle Howard, were also actors. Her grandmother, Jean, made appearances in Married…With Children, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Grace Under Fire; while her grandfather, on the other hand, appeared in Cinderella Man, Nebraska, Apollo 13, Ed Wood, Chinatown, and Cool Hand Luke, among others.
It is no hidden fact that Paige Howard’s parents are huge supporters of the Democratic Party. Considering the fact that her entire family are supporters of the party, it’s not surprising to know that Paige toes the same line. In 2016, she supported the presidential candidacy of Hilary Clinton.
Animal Lover and Vegetarian
The actress is a known animal lover. A testament to this fact is that she owns a pet dog named Munchkin and that she is a vegetarian.
She was Named after Where She Was Conceived
Paige Howard was reportedly conceived in Carlyle, Illinois. This prompted her parents to give her the middle name Carlyle. Other reports have that her middle name comes from Nw York’s Carlyle Hotel.