Who is Jocelyn Towne?
Jocelyn Towne was born on 30 June 1978, in Nevada City, California USA, and is an actress, director and producer, although perhaps best known for being the wife of actor Simon Helberg, noted for his role in the television sitcom ‘Big Bang Theory” in which he plays the character Howard Wolowitz.
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The Net Worth of Jocelyn Towne
How rich is Jocelyn Towne? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in the entertainment industry. She’s appeared in numerous popular television shows, and has also delved into filmmaking. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Jocelyn was born into a family very familiar with the entertainment industry, with her father and uncle working as screenwriters. Her cousin Katherine Towne would also pursue acting work, appearing in projects in the 2000s such as “Tell Me You Love Me”. She attended Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences located in Santa Monica, and after matriculating, enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a degree in Comparative Literature.
She then moved to Los Angeles, to try her hand at a career in entertainment. She wanted to be a dancer, and intended to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, however, she started veering more unto the film and television industry after working as a production assistant for the film “Copycat”, the psychological thriller starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter. She also worked as a part of the production team on the series “Second Chances” during 2000 to 2001, and would eventually gain acting roles, thanks to her experience.
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One of Towne’s first acting roles was in the film “Almost Famous”, actually as a fill-in, written by her uncle Robert Towne and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film starred Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, and Kate Hudson following the story of a teenage journalist covering a fictitious rock band in hopes of getting his first cover story published on Rolling Stone. The story is based on the experiences of the director himself while touring with various rock bands. The film bombed at the box office, but received critical acclaim, earning numerous award nominations.
Her next project was the crime film “Havoc” in which she had a minor role, released in 2005 and starring Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, following the lives of wealthy teenagers in Los Angeles who try to imitate a gangster lifestyle. Two years later, she had a minor role in the television show “Gilmore Girls”, which focuses on a mother and daughter relationship as they live in a small town filled with various characters. The show explored topics such as romance, education, friendship, and many more. Afterwards, she decided to take a break from acting for several years.
Directing and Return to Acting
In 2011, Jocelyn returned to acting in the film “A Bird of the Air”, in which she played the character Sue Weber, but then forayed into directing work, creating their own film “I Am I” working alongside Simon Helberg. A Kickstarter campaign was done to fund it, and she also played the character Rachel in the film. The following year, she worked on another project as a director, entitled “We’ll Never Have Paris”; released in 2014, the romantic comedy stars Helberg alongside Melanie Lynskey, and is based on Jocelyn’s real life engagement to Helberg, but received mixed reviews. One of her latest projects is the film “Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalyse”, serving as an associate producer, and appearing in the role of Kathi in the film which follows a comedy duo trying to survive the apocalypse which they find is as difficult as surviving in Hollywood.
For her personal life, it is known that Towne married actor Simon Helberg in 2007, and they have two children together. Simon has received a lot of critical acclaim for his work in “The Big Bang Theory” for which he won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He also earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the film “Florence Foster Jenkins”, playing the character Cosme McMoon, which also starred Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. He’s also known for other projects such as “MADtv”, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”, and “Good Night, and Good Luck”.
The couple often appear together in red carpet events, and are also highly active online, with Towne being particularly active on the social media website Twitter. She often supports the work of her husband, and he supports some of her latest projects. She recently forayed into acting on stage too according to her posts – no details are yet available.