Ron Howard Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • First screen role was in the 1956 Western Frontier Woman at 18 months old.
  • Stage debut (at age 2) was in a Baltimore production of The Seven-Year Itch, which was directed by his father.
  • Was a high school classmate of Rene Russo.
  • At his 1975 wedding to high school sweetheart Cheryl Alley, the ushers were Happy Days costars Donnie Most, Anson Williams and Tom Bosley.
  • Made directorial debut in 1977 with Grand Theft Auto, co-written with his father and produced by Roger Corman.
  • Narrated the sitcom Arrested Development, for which he was also a producer.

Awards

  • 1985, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2009, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — LOUIS XIII Critics' Choice Genius Award: Winner
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 1996, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2002, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 1995, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Winner

Relationships

  • Paige Carlyle Howard — Daughter
  • Cheryl Howard — Wife
  • Rance Howard — Father
  • Clint Howard — Brother
  • Reed Cross Howard — Son
  • Jocelyn Carlyle Howard — Daughter
  • Bryce Dallas Howard — Daughter
  • Jean Speegle Howard — Mother

College

  • Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Details

  • Birth Name: Ronald William Howard
  • Birth Place: Duncan, OK
  • Birthday: March 1, 1954, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
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