While Cheryl Howard has had a few movie appearances here and there, she is not known for her acting prowess. The wife of filmmaker Ron Howard, Cheryl has maintained a low profile and had a considerably quiet career. In contrast, Ron Howard has enjoyed an illustrious career filled with diverse roles not just in acting, but in directing as well. Some of his widely acclaimed works include The Da Vinci Code (2006), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and A Beautiful Mind (2001), the latter of which helped Ron nab the Academy Award for Best Director and Academy Award for Best Picture. However, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Cheryl Howard.
Early Life and Career:
Cheryl Gay Alley was born on the 23rd of December 1953, in Glendale, California. Born to, chemical and aerospace engineer, Charles Alley and nurse Vivian Schmid, Cheryl spent most of her early life alongside her two sisters. Ever the energetic kid, Cheryl was active during her high school years and played soccer and badminton. Her interest in acting came around while Cheryl was still in high school and she made her debut at the age of 16 in the 1969 movie, Old Paint. The same year Cheryl was also cast on another short film, Deed of Daring-Do, which like Old Paint was directed by her future husband Ron Howard.
While Cheryl’s career as an actor was off to a bright start, she wanted to finish her studies and graduated from high school in 1971. She then went off to California State University, Northridge, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geriatric psychology in 1975. Cheryl furthered her education and wrapped things up with a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting in 1977.
After finishing the academic side of things, Cheryl made an uncredited appearance as The Reporter in Brown Hat in Ron’s newest comedy flick, Grand Theft Auto. Over the years, Cheryl not only assisted Ron by filling several acting roles but also helped him co-write and co-produce movies. In 1980, Chery co-produced the movie Skyward alongside Ron and went on to make the briefest of appearances in the movie Night Shift. Cheryl’s next appearance was in the movie Splash and was followed by another short appearance in the 1988 movie, Willow. Since her early years, Cheryl has been a staple part of Ron’s films and can be seen taking on the smallest of roles in movies like The Paper (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), EDtv (1999), Ron Howard: Hollywood’s Favorite Son, A Beautiful Mind (2001), The View (2005), Charlie Rose (2005), The Da Vinci Code (2006), and Arrested Development (2016).
While the details on Cheryl’s income has not been revealed out to public, she indeed shares incredible wealth of her husband. American actor, director, and producer, Ron Howard has a net worth of $200 million.
Cheryl Howard is happily married to Ron Howard and the pair have been together since high school. In an interview with HuffPost, Ron revealed that he never expected things to work out so well for the pair.
“I felt really lucky when we met. It’s crazy — we were teenagers, it shouldn’t have worked. We got married young, that shouldn’t have worked either, and yet it really and truly has,”
The pair dated for quite a while before tying the knot on the 7th of June, 1975. Their first child, Bryce Dallas, was born in 1981 and was followed by twin sisters, Jocelyn and Paige, who were born in 1985. The pair’s only son, Reed Howard, was born in 1987.