Iconic and beloved actor and director Ron Howard has been married to his novelist wife Cheryl for nearly 50 years. Ron and Cheryl first crossed paths while they were students at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California. They went on their first date back in November of 1970.
Cheryl became Ron Howard’s wife when they exchanged vows on June 7, 1975, in Burbank, California. The couple’s wedding ceremony was graced by the presence of Ron’s esteemed television co-stars, which included his beloved on-screen fathers, Andy Griffith and Tom Bosley.
Cheryl was born in Glendale, California in December 1953. Alongside her two sisters, she was raised by her parents, Charles and Vivian Alley. Her father, a chemical and aerospace engineer, possessed a passion for astronomy and was also a skilled marksman. Cheryl, a published author, holds both a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in screenwriting.
Cheryl Howard is an Accomplished Author But Still Played Ron’s Wife on TV for a Laugh
Cheryl’s first novel, In the Face of Jinn, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2005. The story revolves around two American sisters embarking on a business trip to India, only to encounter an unexpected turn of events when one sister goes missing. The relentless search for her leads the other sister on a journey that takes her through the landscapes of Afghanistan and Pakistan, unraveling mysteries along the way.
Cheryl has made numerous guest appearances in Ron’s projects. One time, she even played… Ron Howard’s wife. She portrayed herself on the TV show Arrested Development, a show that Ron not only executive produced but also narrated.
Ron and Cheryl Howard are proud parents of four children: their daughter Bryce, twins Paige and Jocelyn, and their son Reed.
Two of Ron and Cheryl’s children are following in their father’s footsteps in the entertainment industry. Bryce has made a name for herself with notable roles in movies such as Jurassic World and The Village. She has also showcased her talent as a director in episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
Meanwhile, Paige made her feature film debut in the 2009 movie Adventureland and has since appeared in several other films and shows. Reed, on the other hand, is a professional golfer who shares valuable golfing tips through his website and YouTube channel. Lastly, Jocelyn prefers to keep a low profile and stay away from the public eye.
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