Terrence Howard
American actor
Terrence Howard
Terrence Dashon Howard is an American actor and singer. Having his first major role in the 1995 film Mr. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and film roles between 2004 and 2006. His roles in movies includes Winnie, Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Idlewild, August Rush and The Brave One. Howard co-starred in Iron Man and reprised the role in the video game adaptation.
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Josh Lucas, Terrence Howard and Lake Bell are haunted by the laughable 'Ghost of New Orleans'
LATimes - 11 days
The type of vehicle that even Nicolas Cage likely would have passed on, “Ghost of New Orleans,” by Serbian director Peter (Predrag) Atonijevic, is a laughably pretentious crime caper-supernatural thriller hybrid that comes up woefully lacking on both fronts. Languishing on the shelf for the past...
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The Television Academy Twitter Account Confused Terrence Howard With Cuba Gooding Jr.
Huffington Post - 5 months
Welp.  The official Twitter account for the Television Academy had an embarrassing mix-up before the Emmy Awards even started.  While covering the red carpet, someone on the Television Academy’s Twitter account tweeted out a picture of Terrence Howard, incorrectly identifying the “Empire” actor as Cuba Gooding Jr. (the old tweet has since been deleted).  Twitter was quick to call out the account’s careless mix-up:  We have our first Twitter fail of the #Emmys pic.twitter.com/3xvrYpALe4 — Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) September 18, 2016 When the @TelevisionAcad calls you Cuba Gooding Jr. even though you're actually Terrence Howard pic.twitter.com/usCZqqp2fe — Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) September 18, 2016 I'm sorry, but how the hell does one confuse Terrence Howard for Cuba Gooding Jr? pic.twitter.com/SnTrusC9mk — Michael Abromowitz (@FootballExpert) September 18, 2016 I just thought I should point out th ...
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What Will Happen In 'Empire' Season 3? 9 Questions That Need To Be Answered After The Season 2 Finale - International Business Times
Google News - 9 months
International Business Times What Will Happen In 'Empire' Season 3? 9 Questions That Need To Be Answered After The Season 2 Finale International Business Times Empire Season 3 Questions Shyne Johnson (Xzibit, pictured) will reportedly play a major role in “Empire” Season 3 and viewers are going to learn more about this character from Lucious' (Terrence Howard) past. Photo: Fox. “Empire” fans were left with ... Empire Power Rankings: 'Past Is Prologue'MTV.com On a Scale of 0 to 'Drip Drop,' How Bad Was This Season of Empire?Jezebel 5 Questions That Remain After This Week's 'Empire' FinaleBillboard ABC News -E! Online -RollingStone.com -PerezHilton.com all 160 news articles »
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'Empire' show runner hopes Season 2's return will still be 'GIF-worthy'
LATimes - 11 months
The first family of music -- at least in TV land -- is back. It's been 117 days since we last saw the Lyon family at the center of Fox's hit hip-hop family soap opera "Empire." The midseason finale in December saw Lucious (Terrance Howard) losing control of his company to son Hakeem (Bryshere Y....
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How to Have an Amazing Year Like Taraji P. Henson
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We've seen the success of Empire almost overnight. What else can you expect when you put Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard together? Magic! There is so much more to Taraji than meets the eye, and I'm sure we've seen her in a catalog of films doing her acting thang onscreen. If you follow these simple practices, you too can reap the benefits of having an incredibly successful year. Play your strengths: Taraji knows she works well with certain people for example Terrence Howard who was her co-star in Hustle and Flo which was a huge hit. If you know you are good at one thing, invest in that one thing and work hard at it until you are the best. If you are looking to get into the cooking industry for example and you are great at making vegan meals, why would you try barbecue? Use rejection as a stepping stone: As an actress, there were, without a doubt, several agencies, producers and directors that turned her down. You can't flee at the first rejection you receive or you will never ...
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How to Have an Amazing Year Like Taraji P. Henson
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We've seen the success of Empire almost overnight. What else can you expect when you put Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard together? Magic! There is so much more to Taraji than meets the eye, and I'm sure we've seen her in a catalog of films doing her acting thang onscreen. If you follow these simple practices, you too can reap the benefits of having an incredibly successful year. Play your strengths: Taraji knows she works well with certain people for example Terrence Howard who was her co-star in Hustle and Flo which was a huge hit. If you know you are good at one thing, invest in that one thing and work hard at it until you are the best. If you are looking to get into the cooking industry for example and you are great at making vegan meals, why would you try barbecue? Use rejection as a stepping stone: As an actress, there were, without a doubt, several agencies, producers and directors that turned her down. You can't flee at the first rejection you receive or you will never ...
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Taraji P. Henson On The Most Important Thing About Cookie Lyon
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Despite the cult-like adoration for her role as Cookie Lyon on “Empire,” Taraji P. Henson wants one thing to be known – Cookie is “not a caricature.” In ELLE's annual Women In TV issue, the Golden Globe award-winner shared which traits were important to avoid in her portrayal of Cookie Lyon -- Lucious Lyon's (played by Terrence Howard) ex-wife and ex-convict. "It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin' and eye-bulgin' and attitude all the time," she said. "Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That's why she's not a caricature." Henson is featured on one of five covers of Glamour's February issue, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus (of "Veep"), Priyanka Chopra (of "Quantico"), Olivia Wilde (of "Vinyl"), and Viola Davis (of "How To Get Away With Murder"). The special issue will feature full interviews from each actress discussing various struggles they face in their respective careers -- including sexism in TV. ...
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Taraji P. Henson On The Most Important Thing About Cookie Lyon
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Despite the cult-like adoration for her role as Cookie Lyon on “Empire,” Taraji P. Henson wants one thing to be known – Cookie is “not a caricature.” In ELLE's annual Women In TV issue, the Golden Globe award-winner shared which traits were important to avoid in her portrayal of Cookie Lyon -- Lucious Lyon's (played by Terrence Howard) ex-wife and ex-convict. "It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin' and eye-bulgin' and attitude all the time," she said. "Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That's why she's not a caricature." Henson is featured on one of five covers of Glamour's February issue, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus (of "Veep"), Priyanka Chopra (of "Quantico"), Olivia Wilde (of "Vinyl"), and Viola Davis (of "How To Get Away With Murder"). The special issue will feature full interviews from each actress discussing various struggles they face in their respective careers -- including sexism in TV. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Terrence Howard
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 45
    In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Howard explained that he had formulated his own language of logic, which he called Terryology, and which he was keeping secret until he had patented it.
    More Details Hide Details This logic language would be used to prove his contention that "1 x 1 = 2". Howard blames his leaving Pratt over disagreements with a professor regarding this hypothesis. He also stated that he spends many hours a day constructing models of plastic and wire that he patented and claims to confirm his belief. General Interviews
    He was also part of the Fox series Wayward Pines, which ran for one season in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details The latter series was produced by M. Night Shyamalan and also included cast members Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, and Juliette Lewis. Howard lives outside Philadelphia in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. He has been married four times to three women, and has five children and two grandchildren.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    On February 26, 2013, Howard said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he had earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from South Carolina State University that year.
    More Details Hide Details Although he was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from SCSU in 2012, he never attended the university and never earned a degree in chemical engineering. In 2010, Howard was inducted as an honorary member into Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
    Howard wed his third wife, model/restaurateur Mira Pak, in late 2013.
    More Details Hide Details They have two sons, Qirin Love (born May 7, 2015) and Hero (born in the summer of 2016). Though he did not complete his engineering degree, Howard thinks of himself as an engineer and intends to return one day to complete the "three credits" of which he is currently short. Howard's account of his educational history has not been confirmed; Pratt Institute, which he says he attended, closed its engineering degree program in 1993.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    Ghent filed for a restraining order in December 2011, accusing Howard of being physically abusive toward her. Their divorce was finalized in May 2013.
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    Howard married his second wife, commercial production employee Michelle Ghent. Ghent filed for divorce in February 2011.
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    In 2011, Howard played Nelson Mandela in Winnie Mandela alongside Jennifer Hudson.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2015, he stars on the Fox television series, Empire. The former was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong in which he plays a hip-hop mogul who discovers he is dying and must ensure the survival of his music empire. The cast includes Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe.
  • 2010
    Age 40
    It was reported on July 30, 2010, that Howard had joined the cast of the new Law & Order: Los Angeles installment of the Law & Order franchise, where he played Deputy District Attorney Joe Dekker.
    More Details Hide Details He alternated shows with Alfred Molina, who portrayed Deputy District Attorney Ricardo Morales. The series was cancelled after one season.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In 2009, he starred in the movie Fighting.
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  • 2008
    Age 38
    In October 2008, Howard made a guest appearance in the short film For All Mankind directed by Daniel L. Clifton, filmed on location in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
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    In October 2008, Allen filed a $5 million lawsuit against Howard.
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    In 2008, he made his Broadway debut, playing Brick in an all-African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen and also starring James Earl Jones (Big Daddy), Phylicia Rashad (Big Mama) and Anika Noni Rose (Maggie).
    More Details Hide Details During rehearsals he allegedly attacked and seriously injured musical composer Tex Allen (brother of the director), who said he suffered multiple injuries as a result of being punched multiple times in the head and face.
    Howard released his debut adult alternative album, Shine Through It, in 2008 on Columbia/SME Records.
    More Details Hide Details He described the album as urban country and either wrote or co-wrote all the tracks on the album.
    Howard was the highest-paid cast member of the 2008 film Iron Man.
    More Details Hide Details He did not appear in either of the follow-up sequels because it was reported that he would have had to take a 50 to 80 percent pay cut and was replaced by actor Don Cheadle.
    His debut album, Shine Through It, was released in September 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. His maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Gentry, was a stage actress, as were his mother and uncles. He experienced racism in his childhood. His father was involved in what has been termed the Santa Line Slaying (1971), serving eleven months in prison on manslaughter charges after stabbing another man to death (out of self-defense). At the age of 16, Howard emancipated himself from his parents and was put on welfare; at 18, he moved to New York City to pursue an acting career and worked at Pan American Airlines, where he would travel on his off days to attend auditions in search of that big break. He wanted to be a science teacher, though he had a low GPA in high school and was admitted to the Pratt Institute in New York only after convincing them to give him a special entrance exam. Howard did not complete his education, as he had joined his brother on an audition for The Cosby Show and was cast in the role.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    For the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow, Howard performed all the tracks for his character, including "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards.
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  • 2003
    Age 33
    Howard and McCommas divorced in 2003, but remarried in 2005. They subsequently divorced for a second time in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details McCommas was born Jewish but is raising their children as Jehovah's Witnesses. In an interview with NPR, Howard stated he wanted to become a Jehovah's Witness as well.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Howard also appeared in The Best Man in 1999, in Ashanti's music video for her 2002 single "Foolish", and in Mary J. Blige's video for "Be Without You".
    More Details Hide Details Howard made an appearance on the TV series Family Matters. Howard has stated that he looks for characters that "teach him about himself" when choosing his film roles. Howard has also worked as a film producer, receiving such a credit for the film Pride. In 2008, Howard hosted the PBS series Independent Lens.
  • 1995
    Age 25
    Howard first entered the entertainment world when he portrayed Jackie Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, an ABC miniseries. Three years later, he made his big film break in 1995's Mr. Holland's Opus.
    More Details Hide Details He continued being cast in television and movie roles and co-starred as Greg Sparks in the late-1990s television series Sparks, with James L. Avery, Sr. and Miguel A. Nunez Jr.
    Having his first major roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between 2004 and 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Hustle & Flow. Howard has had prominent roles in many other movies including Winnie, Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Idlewild, August Rush, The Brave One and Prisoners. Howard played James Rhodes in Iron Man and reprised the role in the video game adaptation. However, he was replaced by Don Cheadle for the future films. He currently stars as the lead character Lucious Lyon in the television series Empire.
  • 1994
    Age 24
    Howard married his first wife, Lori McCommas, in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children together: daughters Aubrey and Heaven, and son Hunter. Through Aubrey, Howard has two grandchildren, a granddaughter born in December 2012 and a grandson (Adrian) born in February 2015.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on March 11, 1969.
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