In addition to penning books like “In the Face of Jinn: A Novel,” American actress and writer Cheryl Howard is best known for her roles in her husband Ron Howard’s films such as “Splash” and “A Beautiful Mind.” As a young girl, she had some tomboy tendencies. She became interested in travel and adventure at a young age thanks to her father. Her father was said to have been the oldest competitive aerobatic flyer in the entire globe at the time of his passing. She also enjoys learning about the history of many cultures. She traveled extensively since she loved to explore new places. She was inspired to write “In the Face of Jinn: A Novel” by one of these journeys. ‘Heart & Desire’ and ‘Grandma, Tell Me a Story: Children’s Devotional Stories from the Farm’ are a couple of her other publications. Her childhood sweetheart and husband, Ron Howard, is the director of eleven of the movies in which she has starred.
Early Childhood & Life
Charles Alley and Vivian Schmid gave birth to Cheryl Gay Alley on December 23, 1953, in Glendale, California, in the United States. Her father was a chemical and aerospace engineer, a marksman, and an amateur astronomer who, at the time of his passing, had the record for being the oldest competitive aerobatic pilot ever. Sisters Cheryl has two.
Throughout her childhood, Cheryl was engaged in both adventure and fairy tale stories. She was greatly motivated by her father’s escapades, whether it was him jumping trains during the Great Depression or being the first Caucasian to climb Mt. Fujiama in the winter. She was fascinated by real-life narratives of globetrotters.
She became interested in travel and adventures as a result of her father’s exploits. She grew up among wild animals, including skunks, an anteater, and monkeys, was trained to use shotguns at the age of five, and she even learned to fly airplanes. She additionally completed a hunter safety course.
She earned a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge, where she was a student. Additionally, she received a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting.
Career of Cheryl Howard
After receiving her BA, she became aware of her writing abilities. She was awarded a two-year writing scholarship by the American Film Institute, which led to development deals and a script that was optioned.
Grand Theft Auto, her husband’s blockbuster directorial debut, was released on June 16, 1977, and she had an uncredited appearance as a reporter wearing a brown hat. The movie grossed over $15 million at the box office.
She appeared in three of Howard’s films in the 1980s, all of which were box office hits. These included uncredited parts in the comedic film “Night Shift” (1982), the high fantasy film “Willow” (1988), which was nominated for an Academy Award, and the fantasy romantic comedy “Splash” (1984).
She portrayed a Redheaded Barmaid in the comedy-drama ‘The Paper,’ directed by Howard and released on March 18, 1994, which was both critically and economically successful.
She made an uncredited appearance as a background performer in Howard’s 1995 Oscar-winning space epic “Apollo 13.” She appeared in two additional Howard-directed movies in the 1990s. ‘Ransom’ (1996) and ‘Edtv’ (1999) were these movies.
Cheryl has traveled much over the world because she is fascinated by the diversity of different ethnicities, cultures, customs, and spiritualities, in addition to her love of exploration and adventure. Along with traveling around Europe, these destinations included South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, Egypt, New Zealand, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Japan.
She traveled to Central Asia in 1996–1997, which inspired her to write “In the Face of Jinn: A Novel.” The book’s first release date was April 1st, 2005. ‘Heart & Desire’ and ‘Grandma, Tell Me a Story: Children’s Devotional Stories from the Farm’ are some of the other novels she has penned.
‘A Beautiful Mind,’ a biographical drama film with four Academy Awards, is based on the life of John Nash, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Russell Crowe played the principal character in the Howard-directed movie. Despite having a $58 million budget, it made a staggering $313 million at the box office after its 2001 release.
She also appeared in Howard’s financially successful mystery thriller “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and its blockbuster hit sequel “Angels & Demons” (2009) in an uncredited appearance as a CERN scientist.
Individual Life of Cheryl Howard
On June 7, 1975, she wed Ron Howard, her high school love. Their four children are boy Reed Cross (born in 1987), twin daughters Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige (born in 1985), daughter Bryce Dallas (born in 1981), and twins Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige. Paige and Bryce Dallas are both actors. On February 16, 2007, Bryce gave birth to a son, Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel, making Cheryl a grandma.
Rance Howard and Jean Speegle Howard, Cheryl’s in-laws, were both actors. Seth Gabel, her son-in-law, and Clint Howard, her brother-in-law, are also actors.
Estimated Net Worth of Cheryl Howard
The estimated net worth of Cheryl Howard is around $1 million.