Ron Howard Introduces His Family: Acting is What We Do
Ronald, one of the most prominent screenwriters, was born in Oklahoma. He started his first step in entertainment in childhood. He guest-starred in several movies and TV series such as The Twilight Zone and The Music Man.
Ron is more known for such movies as Night Shift, Skyward, Backdraft, Far and Away, and plenty of bibliographical pieces. Ron is a co-founder of Imagine Entertainment and had a chance to direct one part of Star Wars episodes.
Date of birth: March 1, 1954
Zodiac sign: Pisces
For those people who follow Ron’s news, it is now a secret that his whole family is connected with acting and production. Thus, let’s discover more information about each of them.
Ron Howard parents
Rance Howard (father)
Date of birth: November 17, 1928
Date of death: November 25, 2017 (aged 89)
Rance was an American actor, raised in a family of farmers. He graduated from Oklahoma University and in 1948 he moved to New York for auditions.
In his marriage with Jean, he raised two sons, who later became great actors.
His first debut was in the play Mister Roberts, where he co-starred with Henry Fonda. Meanwhile, he served for three years in the US Air Force. Later he acted in Frontier Woman, The Music Man, and Gentle Giant. He filmed in dozens of movies and played alongside his son Ron.
Jean Speegle Howard (mother)
Date of birth: January 31, 1927
Date of death: September 2, 2000 (aged 73)
Jean was a popular TV actress, mostly acting in sitcoms. She was born in Duncan to Louise and William Speegle.
After giving birth to Ron, she had to take a long break from acting to take care of the family. In 1956, she filmed Frontier Woman together with her husband and little Ron. She worked regularly as a TV personality and appeared in such series as Roseanne, Two of a Kind, Lois and Clark, and The Paper.
Her last prominent work described an astronaut’s mother in Apollo 13
Ron Howard siblings
Clint Howard (brother)
Date of birth: April 20, 1959
Clint is the younger son in Howard’s family. He is famous for his roles in The Waterboy, Apollo 13, The Cowboys, Star Trek series, Far and Away, and Sand Castles.
He has also appeared in movies directed by Ron and voiced over The Jungle Book. Clint leads an exciting life, where he tries to make the best of what he can. He enjoys making snow globes and singing.
Howard was married three times and has a stepdaughter from his third marriage with Kat Howard.
Ron Howard wife
Cheryl Alley Howard (wife)
Date of birth: December 23, 1953
Marriage duration: June 7, 1975 – present
Cheryl was born to a family of an aerospace engineer. Hence, since childhood, she was a sort of tomboy craving adventures. She graduated from California State University. Cheryl is most known for her roles in films directed by her husband: Night Shift, Willow, Splash, and Ransom. In total, she filmed in 11 movies directed by Ron. She is also a great writer. She wrote a book In the face of Jinn after her journey to Central Asia.
She and Ron were friends since high school days and developed relationships till their marriage announcement in 1975. The couple gave birth to four children.
Ron Howard children
Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter)
Date of birth: March 2, 1981
Bryce, a successful American actress, is the oldest child in Howard’s family. At seven, she already tried acting in her father’s films in occasional scenes. She began practicing her acting in different performing camps together with Natalie Portman.
Her first most recognizable movie is a fantasy thriller named The Village (2004). She rose to prominence after filming in Spider Man 3 and Terminator Salvation. For the fans of the dinosaur era, she played the lead female role in Jurassic World (all three parts).
She has been married to Seth Gabel since 2006.
Paige Howard (daughter)
Date of birth: February 5, 1985
Paige was born into the world together with her twin sister Jocelyn. She graduated from New York University’s School of Arts and stepped into an acting career.
Her debut was at the Vineyard Theatre, where she played in Mary Rose. In 2009, she landed up playing in the comedy Adventureland that brought her way to new roles in StalkTalk and The Employer.
In 2022, she got married to Tim Abou-Nasr.
Jocelyn Howard (daughter)
Date of birth: February 5, 1985
Jocelyn was born on one day with Paige and also was raised with an interest in cinematography and acting.
In 2018, she filmed in the Arrested Development episode alongside her sister Paige. She had not been filmed in popular movies, thus, as it was informed in the media, she decided to stay away from the entertainment career for a while.
She is still single, but all of Howard’s fans hope to hear more details about her private life.
Reed Howard (son)
Date of birth: April 12, 1987
Reed grew up with his three older sisters and had an interest in filmography since childhood. Still, he was professionally engaged in golf and was playing in international tournaments.
His first appearance on TV was in The Twilight Zone.
In 2015, he got married to Ashley and raises a baby. Their marriage was announced on Facebook.