Jocelyn Howard – Bio, Facts, Age, Ron Howard’s Daughter

Jocelyn Howard

Jocelyn is the daughter of Ron Howard, a famous Hollywood actor and filmmaker, and writer Cheryl Howard. She comes from a family of four siblings a twin sister Paige Carlyle, Bryce Dallas an older sister, and a younger brother Reed Cross Howard. 

Jocelyn Howard Personal Life

Jocelyn Howard was born on February 5, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. Born to a well-known actor and filmmaker Ron Howard, Jocelyn is not as famous as her other family members. Between 1960-68, Howard garnered his initial fame in “The Andy Griffith Show playing young Opie Taylor, Sheriff Andy Taylor’s son.

He later continued to appear in films like the musical drama ‘The Music Man’ in 1962, then the comedy ‘The Courtship of Eddie’s Father’ in 1963. In 1974, he played teenager Richie Cunningham in the sitcom ‘Happy Days’ for the first time. He then continued with the character until 1980, when he left to focus on being a director.

Ron Howard is among the top seasoned filmmakers today. Some of the movies he has worked on are ‘Apollo 13’ in 1995, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ in 2000, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ in 2001, ‘Cinderella Man’ in 2005, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ in 2006 and its sequels, ‘Angels & Demons’ in 2009, and ‘Inferno’ in 2016, ‘Frost/Nixon’ in 2008, and ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ in 2017. 

Howard won the Academy Awards for the Best Director and Beautiful Mind’ in 2002. Jocelyn’s mother, Cheryl Howard, is a well-known author for pieces like ‘In the Face of Jinn: A Novel’ published in 2005, ‘Heart & Desire’ in 2005, and ‘Grandma, Tell Me a Story: A Children’s Devotional Stories from the Farm’ in 2014. Cheryl also took part in some of her husband’s films.

Both Jocelyn and Paige share a middle name, Carlyle. According to their father Howard, they were named after the Carlyle Hotel in New York where they were conceived. 

Jocelyn’s older sister Bryce was conceived in Dallas, Texas city which explains her middle name. However, the tradition changed with their son Reed when Howard and his wife Cheryl did not follow the naming tradition. The reason is that the name Volvo didn’t seem suitable for a middle name, so they gave him the middle name cross after a street in London. 

Ron Howard with Jocelyn Howard


Jocelyn’s father stated that her sisters Bryce and Paige love acting, but she is pursuing other things. However, in 2018, Jocelyn had a one-time appearance alongside Paige in the fifth season of ‘Emotional Baggage’ Arrested development on Netflix.

5 Facts about Jocelyn Howard

#1: Age and Background

Jocelyn Carlyle Howard is one of the children of Ron and Cheryl Howard, born on February 5, 1985, in Los Angeles California, U.S.A, and her sign is Aquarius. She is an American nationality and Caucasian by ethnicity. Her ancestral background is of mixed races: English, Dutch, Irish Scottish, and German. 

#2: Jocelyn has a twin

Jocelyn Howard was born alongside her twin sister Paige Carlyle Howard. Both share the middle name “Carlyle” because they were conceived in the Carlyle Hotel. Jocelyn has worn glasses since childhood, which means she might have eyesight problems. When her dad was being awarded his second Holywood Walk of fame star on December 10, 2015, she also wore sunglasses. 

Her other siblings are Bryce Dallas born in 1981 and Reed Howard born in 1987. Bryce, her elder sister, was married to Seth Gabel in 2006, and they are blessed with a son and daughter. Jocelyn’s nephew Theodore was born in 2007 and niece Beatrice born in 2012. 

#3: She comes from a family of actors

Besides Jocelyn’s parents being actors, her paternal grandparents also walked the same path. Jeane France Speegle(1927-2000)and Harold Rance Beckenholdt(1928-2017). Her grandpa changed his name to Rance Howard when he joined the entertainment industry until he died.

Acting runs in the Howard family. Jocelyn’s twin Paige has been in the industry now for over ten years and is well known for her role as Sandra Turner in on the Psychological thriller, The employer. Bryce, her older sister, is a popular actress in America, and her professional career began in 1989. 

Her most famous role was on The Village in 2004, The Twilight Saga, Eclipse in 2010, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom in 2018. Bryce’s husband, Seth, is also a renowned actor best known for his role in Fringe and Salem. Her one and only brother Reed is also an actor, writer, film producer, and director. Her uncle Clint Howard(Her dads’ brother) began acting as a child, and he has been on to date.

#4: She Does Not Enjoy The Spotlight

Jocelyn prefers to live a quiet life away from cameras. In an interview, her dad once revealed that she was busy doing other things, and she does not enjoy acting and showbiz. However, Jocelyn had a one-time appearance alongside her sister Paige in one episode of the serial Arrested Development.

#5: Her family’s naming tradition is Unique and exciting

All the four children born to Ron and Cheryl Howard are named after their places of conception. 

  • Dallas – Dallas city in Texas
  • Carlyle – Carlyle Hotel
  • Reed – Volvo did not sound like the right name, so they picked the middle name, Reed. 


Born to famous Hollywood stars Ron and Cheryl Howard, Jocelyn Howard did not take after them to join the entertainment industry. Jocelyn’s siblings are all in showbiz and living their lives in the limelight. Her low key lifestyle, little is known about her education, career ambitions and romance. She is also not active or popular on social media.

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