Jocelyn Howard is an American actress who caught the public’s attention with her commended appearance in the sitcom “Arrested Development”, but is perhaps better-known for being the celebrity child of the iconic actor/director Ron Howard.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Jocelyn Carlyle Howard was born in Los Angeles, California, under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 5 February 1985, which makes her 37 years old as of 2022. She was born to the filmmaker and actor Ron Howard and his wife Cheryl Alley, an author who has written several books including “In the Face of Jinn: A Novel” and “Heart and Desire” (both published 2005) and “Grandma, Tell Me a Story: Children’s Devotional Stories from the Farm,” which was published in 2014.
Jocelyn was raised alongside her twin sister Paige Carlyle, younger brother Reed Cross Howard, and their first-born sister Bryce Dallas; she’s of mixed Scottish, German and English descent, and arrived into a family of entertainers, as her paternal grandparents, Harold Rance Beckenholdt and Jean France were also actors. Her father revealed during an interview that unlike her siblings, she was not interested in acting when she was growing up. Jocelyn hasn’t disclosed her educational background details to the media.
Hobbies and Facts
Jocelyn loves traveling and has toured many US and European destinations for leisure and to attend artistic events; she ‘s vacationed in Italy and Iceland, and also explored Paris’ Louvre Museum.
Her parents have a custom of naming their children after their birth-towns – for example, Bryce was born in Dallas, Texas, Jocelyn and her twin sister were conceived in Hotel Carlyle, New York, and their brother is named after a London street called Cross. Jocelyn is a philanthropist who is committed to helping underprivileged children and has donated to various charities. The Californian actress is also fond of animals and has previously kept several pets. She enjoys watching documentaries, dramas, and comedy movies, and her favourite entertainers are Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Russell Crowe – her favourite films are the “Harry Potter” franchise, “The Imitation Game,” and “A Beautiful Mind.”
Jocelyn hasn’t expressed a lot of interest in showbiz, and has so far appeared in one project only, together with Paige in an episode of Netflix’s comedy “Arrested Development,” entitled “Emotional Baggage.” The situational comedy show follows the story of a man who takes over a firm after his dad is imprisoned; it stars Portia de Rossi, Jason Bateman and Michael Cera.
Jocelyn prefers staying away from the spotlight, and hasn’t introduced anyone as her boyfriend (or girlfriend). There is a rumor circulating that she might be in a relationship with a mysterious man whom she met and exchanged numbers with several years ago at a Los Angeles-based museum, where she’d attended a photography exhibition.
Many followers of Ron and his daughters have claimed to have seen the duo walking together in Los Angeles streets, but no-one has addressed these allegations. In the distant past she date her high school boyfriend (his name is not available) but they parted ways after dating for around three years, when she matriculated and relocated to another state for college.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Jocelyn is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has blue eyes and long red hair. She’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and her weight is approximately 140lbs (64kg).
Sources reveal that Jocelyn’s net worth is estimated at close to $5 million, as of early 2022. Her father has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry, and is now reputedly worth over $160 million.
Jocelyn Howard’s Family
Her Father, Ron Howard
Ron is most famous for directing the Academy Award-winning movie “A Beautiful Mind”, and is also known for being Image Entertainment’s co-founder. He was born Ronald William Howard in Duncan, Oklahoma, under the Pisces zodiac sign on 1 March 1954, and is 68 years old as of 2022. His parents were actors and directors, of Irish, English, German and Dutch ancestry. Ron’s younger brother, Clint Howard also followed in his parent’s footsteps to become an actor. Ron’went to John Burroughs High and matriculated to the University of Southern California (School of Cinematic Arts). However, he didn’t graduate from university for reasons he’s kept private. Ron made his career debut with a minor role in the film “The Journey,” and rose to prominence when he appeared in the TV series “The Andy Griffith Show.”
He landed his first protagonist role in the movie “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” (1963), and then appeared in many productions before he directed his first film, the action-comedy “Grand Theft Auto” in 1977. He received many positive reviews for directing the 1982 film entitled “Night Shift”, and has since directed other projects such as “Cocoon,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “A Beautiful Mind” – the latter saw him winning the prestigious Academy Award – Best Director). Ron comes in as the co-owner of the TV and film production firm, Image Entertainment, which has produced many projects including the movies “Friday Night Lights” “8 Miles,” and the TV series’ “Arrested development” and “24.”
Ron married Cheryl Alley in June 1975, have welcomed four children, and are seemingly living a happy life together, after being married for over four decades. Howard is slimly built and weighs around 175lbs (79kg), height 5ft 9ins (1.75m). He has hazel eyes and red hair.
Who are Jocelyn’s Sisters Paige and Bryce
Bryce was born in Los Angeles, California, on 2 March 1981, and attended the prestigious New York University – Tisch School of Arts. She left the school in 1999, and eventually formally graduated in 2020. She has appeared in many productions such as “As You Like It” (2003), 2004’s “The Village,” “Lady in the Water” of 2006, “Spider-Man 3” in 2007, and many more.
Her recent projects include the documentary film “Dads”, and the series “The Mandalorian,” both in 2019, and 2022’s “The Book of Boba Fett.” Most of Paige’s childhood details are similar to those of Jocelyn, and she attended the same university as her other sister, Bryce. She made her stage debut in the play “Mary Rose,” performed at New York’s Vineyard Theater. She was cast in the TV shows “90210” and “Medium” before she made her film debut as S. O’Malley in the comedy “Adventureland”, and has since appeared in a number of productions. Her performance in “The Employer” won her the Best Supporting Actress Award (Los Angeles Movie Awards).