Brianne Howey is an American actress who has gained popularity for her role as Georgia Miller in the Netflix series Ginny & Georgia. She has also appeared in other shows and movies such as The Exorcist, The Passage, Batwoman, Dollface, Horrible Bosses 2, and Plus One. But is she related to another famous Howey in Hollywood? Steve Howey is an actor known for his roles in Shameless, Reba, Bride Wars, and Something Borrowed. Many fans have wondered if Brianne and Steve share a family connection, given their similar last names and appearances. Here’s what we know about their relationship.
Brianne Howey’s Early Life and Career
Brianne Nicole Howey was born on May 24, 1989, in Los Angeles, California. She is the oldest of five siblings and was raised by her young and single mother, whom she later took inspiration from for her role as Georgia Miller. She attended Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls’ Catholic high school in Pasadena, where she joined the improv team. She continued her acting education and studied theatre at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Brianne started her career with short films such as Party Favors, Appropriate Sex, and Suckerpunch while she was still a student. Her first TV role was on 90210, when she played Stacy in 2010. She then landed roles in shows like NCIS, The Middle, Revenge, Criminal Minds, Scream Queens, and Twisted. She also starred in movies like ETXR, Horrible Bosses 2, Super Novas, Viral, The Lonely Whale, XOXO, Time Trap, Little Bitches, and Plus One.
Brianne got her first lead role as Scarlet in the British sitcom I Live with Models in 2015. She then played Kat Rance in the horror series The Exorcist in 2016. In 2019, she starred as Shauna Babcock, a “Viral”, in the sci-fi thriller The Passage. She also had recurring roles as Alison B. in Hulu’s Dollface and Reagan Pye in The CW’s superhero drama Batwoman.
Brianne attracted further attention for her role as Georgia Miller in Ginny & Georgia, a comedy-drama series that follows a mother-daughter duo who move to a small town in New England. The series was released on February 24, 2021, and quickly became popular, attracting 52 million subscribers on Netflix. It was renewed for a second season on April 19, 2021.
Steve Howey’s Early Life and Career
Steven Michael Robert Howey was born on July 12, 1977, in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Bill Howey, an acting coach and director, and Carla Novinger, a former model. He has four siblings: Brettena (Brett), Tammy (Tamara), Shanna (Shannon), and William (Billy). He grew up on a sailboat with his parents for the first few years of his life before moving to Los Angeles.
Steve started his career as a stand-in for Jim Carrey in How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000. He then landed his breakthrough role as Van Montgomery in the sitcom Reba from 2001 to 2007. He also appeared in movies like Supercross: The Movie, DOA: Dead or Alive, Bride Wars, Stan Helsing, Something Borrowed, Conception, See You In Valhalla, and Game Over, Man!.
Steve is best known for his role as Kevin Ball in the comedy-drama series Shameless from 2011 to 2021. He played the husband of Veronica Fisher (Shanola Hampton) and the father of four children. He also had recurring roles as Derek Theler’s brother Danny Wheeler on Baby Daddy from 2016 to 2017 and as Colin Kaepernick’s adoptive father Rick Kaepernick on Colin in Black & White in 2021.
Are Brianne Howey and Steve Howey Related?
The short answer is no. Brianne Howey and Steve Howey are not related by blood or marriage. They just happen to share a common surname that is derived from an Old English word meaning “a clearing or meadow”. They have never worked together or met each other in person.
However, they do have some connections in the entertainment industry. Brianne Howey’s fiancé Matt Ziering is a lawyer who represents actors such as Steve Howey, Justin Hartley, and Milo Ventimiglia. Steve Howey’s ex-wife Sarah Shahi is an actress who co-starred with Brianne Howey’s Ginny & Georgia co-star Scott Porter in the NBC series The Night Shift. Sarah Shahi and Scott Porter are also good friends with Brianne Howey and Matt Ziering.
So, while Brianne Howey and Steve Howey are not related, they do have some mutual friends and acquaintances in the showbiz world. Maybe one day they will cross paths and discover their common last name. Until then, we can enjoy their performances on screen and appreciate their talents.