Carla Novinger is famous thanks to her son Steve Howey, an American actor best known for his appearance on Shameless as Kevin Ball. Carla, born on December 5, 1950, is an acting coach and has been coaching for over forty years.
Carla Novinger married William D. Howey, an acting coach, on October 11, 1975, in Bexar County, Texas. They remained married until August 31, 2021, when William died due to dementia. During their 46-year marriage, they were blessed with three children Tammy Howey, Bret, and Steve Howey.
After her husband’s death, Carla Novinger has not remarried as she focuses on her career as an acting coach; however, she misses him.
Education and Career
After primary, Carla Novinger attended Cherry Creek High School in Englewood and graduated in 1968. It is unknown which college she attended, but she trained to become an acting coach. Upon getting married to William Howey, they founded the Howey Acting Studio, a drama school based in Mesa, Arizona where she has taught for over 40 years.
Many actors, including her son Steve Howey, have gone through her drama school. She was very instrumental in helping her son become who he is today. Steve testified how his parents taught and ensured he became a successful actor.
Carla Novinger’s son studied acting at his parents’ drama school before pursuing an acting career. Carla was very supportive, and she and her husband taught her son and shaped his acting career. Steve Howey started his acting career in the late 1990s; he appeared in The Drew Carey Show before making his film debut.
Before landing a leading role, Carla’s son appeared on some shows, including ER, Get Real, Totally Tooned in, and Any Day Now. From 2001 to 2006, he starred as Van Montgomery in the television show Reba. Steve portrayed Weatherby in the 2006 film DOA: Dead or Alive and was also the title character in the movie Stan Helsing.
Steve Howey’s other film roles include Wrong Cops, Conception, Bride Wars, Supercross, See You in Valhalla, In Your Eyes, Unleashed, and Day Shift, where he portrayed Mike Nazarian appearing alongside Jamie Foxx. From 2011, Carla’s son started appearing on Shameless as a regular, playing the role until the show ended in 2021.
Steve also appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Workaholics. From March 1, 2023, Carla’s son appears as Harry Tasker in the series True Lies opposite Ginger Gonzaga.
Net Worth and Social Media
Carla Novinger has been an acting teacher for over four decades and must have made a lot of wealth throughout that time. However, her net worth is unknown; on the other hand, her son, who has been acting for over two decades, has wealth worth 3 million dollars.
Regarding her social media presence, Carla Novinger has an Instagram account whose handle is @howeyactingstudio. Most of her Instagram posts are related to her drama school, but she occasionally publishes pictures of herself and her extended family.