Jocelyn Howard; All You Need To Know About Ron Howard’s Daughter

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: March 5, 2024 | Updated on: March 5, 2024
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Jocelyn Howard is recognized as the daughter of an award-winning American director, producer, and actor Ron Howard. Not only her father Ron but almost all of her family members including her mom, grandparents, and siblings are notable movie personalities. Despite coming from such a family, Jocelyn likes to keep her profile low.

As a result, many wonder what is Jocelyn’s profession. Is the star kid into also movies and TV shows? So, today, we have come up with some interesting details about Jocelyn in the following article.

Key Takeaways

  • Jocelyn is the twin sister of actress Paige Carlyle Howard and her other sister Bryce Dallas Howard also works in the movie industry.
  • Howard and her twin sister Paige’s middle name ‘Carlyle’ was named after the hotel where they were conceived.
  • She once made a guest appearance in the American sitcom, Arrested Development.
  • She is happily married to a writer Dane Charbeneau. The couple met through Jocelyn’s sister Bryce. In fact, Bryce played the role of a matchmaker to make them together.
  • She reportedly has three children with her spouse.

Was Born Twin; How Old Is She Now?

As of 2023, Jocelyn is 38 years of age. She was born twin alongside her sister Paige Howard on 5 February 1985 in Los Angeles, California, the United States. Her birth name is Jocelyn Carlyle Howard.

Jocelyn Howard and twin sister Paige in the frame
Howard with her twin sister Paige. Source: Instagram

Once in an exclusive talk, her daddy Ron shared his experience of becoming a dad to twins and said,

When Cheryl (Jocelyn’s mom) became pregnant with twins, I really had to step up. And I honestly remember doing more cooking, more caretaking – really looking after Cheryl. I remember thinking to myself wow, I’ve really been a kid up until now. For the first time, I really feel like a man. I really feel like I’m doing a man’s work for my family.

She was raised together by her father Ron, and her mother Cheryl in the East outside of New York along with her siblings.

Jocelyn’s Ethnic Background

Talking about her ethnic background, Jocelyn is of  Dutch, German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish descent.

Ron Howard’s Daughter Jocelyn Comes From A Family Of Actors

Jocelyn’s grandparents are the first generation in her family who worked in the movie industry. Her grandfather Rance Howard who died back in 2017 was an actor and writer. He was best known for his work in Nebraska (2013), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), and Universal Soldier (1992).

Similarly, her grandmother Jean Speegle (1927-2000) was also a TV and movie actress. The legacy of her grandparents was continued by her dad Ron and her uncle Clint Howard who spent their whole lives in the showbiz industry.

In addition, Jocelyn’s mom Cheryl is also an actress and writer.

Jocelyn Has Three Siblings

Including her twin sister Paige Howard, Jocelyn has three siblings in total. By profession, Paige is an actress and has 16 acting credits as per IMDB. In May 2022, Paige got married to actor, singer, and guitarist Tim Abou-Nasr.

Further, her elder sister is Bryce Dallas Howard who was born on March 2, 1981, and is 42 years old in 2023. She is an accomplished Hollywood actress and director. Talking about her love life, Bryce is married to an actor Seth Gabel and together they have two children Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel and Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel.

Jocelyn with her siblings
Jocelyn with her siblings. Source: Paige’s Instagram

Similarly, Jocelyn is the older sister to her brother Reed Cross Howard. Born on April 13, 1987, the 36 years old Reed is happily married to his wife Ashley and is a father of a daughter. As for profession, he is a golfer.

Is An Actress? Her Appearance In The TV Series, Arrested Development

No, Jocelyn is not an actress. Unlike her sister and her other family members, she pursued her career in a different niche. Unfortunately, due to her low-key life, her profession hasn’t been revealed in the media.

Despite keeping a private lifestyle, Howard made a TV appearance in the American sitcom Arrested Development back in 2018 alongside her whole family members. For this, the credit fully goes to her dad Ron as he is one of the executive producers of the show and was working as a narrator as well.

Married Dane Charbeneau in 2011

As per IMDb, Jocelyn and her husband Dane walked down the aisle in the year 2011. They tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony. Ever since their marriage took place, the couple is leading their nuptials gracefully.

Back in 2020, the couple was captured together on Paige’s Instagram. Paige had shared a glimpse of their 35th birthday in which both twins sisters appeared kissing their husbands.

Jocelyn and her twin sister together with their husbands
Jocelyn and her twin sister together with their husbands. Source: Paige’s Instagram

So, it looks like all of them are closely bounded to each other.

Her Elder Sister Bryce Was A Matchmaker   

Howard met her future husband Dane Charbeneau in her late 20s through her sister Bryce. While working on a movie project The Originals, the Twilight star introduced her sister Jocelyn to her writing partner Dane and that’s where their story started.

In this regard, Bryce once said,

“During the course of the process, I set him up with my sister so he’s (Dane) my brother-in-law now!”

Jocelyn’s Husband Dane Charbeneau Is A Writer And Producer

Her spouse Dane is a writer and producer. As per IMDb, he has been the producer for two projects and has 4 writing credits. Let’s have a look at the series and movies that he has worked in.

As A Writer

  • Orchids (2006)
  • When You Find Me (2011)
  • M83: Claudia Lewis (2013)
  • Evermore (2013)

As a Producer

  • Light & Magic (2022)
  • Vanity Fair: Decades (2013)
  • In the Heart of the Sea, as a consultant (2015)

Does Howard Share Children With Her Spouse?

Jocelyn has three children together with her husband Dane. She has two sons and a daughter based on the post that her father Ron shared on his Instagram. Back on January 19, 2020, her father Ron shared a picture of his grandsons watching a cartoon on television.


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Three months later, he added a newborn baby’s post captioning,

A new granddaughter! Welcome to the world Elodie Vivian was born April 4. 7lbs, 4oz

Where Is Today? Her Net Worth 

As far as the media is informed, Jocelyn currently resides in Connecticut with her family. She must be continuing her undisclosed career while still raising her children and balancing her personal life.

On the other hand, her net worth in 2023 is $1 million. 


What does Jocelyn Howard do for a living?

Unlike her family members, Howard is involved in a different field rather than acting.

Who is Jocelyn’s mother?

Her mother Cheryl Howard is also an actress known for her work in Splash (1984), Ransom (1996), and more.