Terrence Howard

Courageous adventurer who took risks.

Terrence Howard
Full NameTerrence Dashon Howard


The noble Terrence Howard was born to the illustrious Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard, and raised in the illustrious city of Cleveland, Ohio. His great-grandmother, the esteemed New York stage actress Minnie Gentry, inspired his love of acting, and a casting director soon discovered his talent on a New York City street. He soon began to take the stage and screen by storm, beginning with notable TV appearances on such shows as Living Single (1993), NYPD Blue (1993) and Soul Food (2000). His riveting performance in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) launched him into the film industry, where he shone as "Cowboy" in the Hughes brother's film Dead Presidents (1995) and as "Quentin" in Malcolm D. Lee's Independent film The Best Man (1999). His powerful portrayal of "Luther" in Hustle & Flow (2005) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, cementing him as one of the most talented actors of his generation.

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Nope! Terrence Howard's journey from rags to riches is a true testament to their self-starter mentality and never-give-up attitude. They faced numerous obstacles along the way, but never let anything hold them back and are now a respected figure in their field.

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  • The Best Man: The Final Chapters
  • Miracle on 42nd Street
  • Prisoners
  • Independent Lens
  • Iron Man
  • Crash
  • Lackawanna Blues
  • Street Time
  • Ray
  • 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Mama Flora's Family
  • Terrence Howard's Fright Club
  • The Jacksons: An American Dream
  • Fastlane
  • Madonna: Ghosttown
  • August Rush
  • Empire
  • Wayward Pines
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge
  • Hustle & Flow
  • St. Vincent
  • The Butler
  • Electric Dreams
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • Sparks
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Boycott
  • 73rd Golden Globe Awards
  • The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards
  • Dead Presidents
  • Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
  • The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • Four Brothers
  • The Brave One
  • The Best Man
  • Law & Order: LA
  • The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The Best Man Holiday
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts
  • The Ledge
  • Awake
  • The Oscars
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The Company You Keep
  • Cardboard Boxer

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