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Terrence Howard

Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) 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 adaption. His debut album, Shine Through It, was released in September 2008. Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Cleveland, Ohio , the son of Anita Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. His maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Gentry, was a stage actress, as were his mother and uncles. Both of his parents were biracial, of African American and European American descent; he experienced racism throughout his childhood. His father was involved in what has been termed the Santa Line Slaying, serving 11 months in prison on manslaughter charges after stabbing another man. 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

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Terrence Howard -- I'm Too Broke To Pay My Ex ... I Live On $6K A Month

Terrence Howard
I'm Too Broke To Pay My Ex I Live On $6K A Month

Terrence Howard's ex-wife threatened to blackmail him to get a RIDICULOUS amount of spousal support -- or so he claims -- leaving him with a scant $6K a month ... and now he's gunning to undo the… READ MORE >

Richard Pryor's Widow -- Terrence Howard Should Play Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor's Widow
Terrence Howard Should Play Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor's widow says Nick Cannon has NOT been cast to play the legendary comedian in a movie ... but she knows who SHOULD get the role -- Terrence Howard.Jennifer Pryor -- who has some… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Terrence Howard's Ex Wife -- His Slackin' Ass Won't Pay Me ... Demands $325K in Support

Terrence Howard's Ex
His Slackin' Ass Won't Pay Me Demands $325K in Support

Terrence Howard is going down a bad road ... racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt with his ex-wife, and now even his divorce attorneys want to dump him ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Rent, More Than a Play ... It's What You Owe

Terrence Howard
Rent, More than a Play It's What You Owe

Terrence Howard -- who was evicted from Broadway  -- has now been nailed with a huge amount of back rent.Allow us to explain ... Howard lived in a fancy apartment building on Broadway in… READ MORE >

- 249 days ago
Ryan Seacrest -- Moving On with New Blonde

Ryan Seacrest
Moving On with New Blonde

Ryan Seacrest is more predictable than crap in a diaper -- the "American Idol" host has a new lady in his sights after dumping Julianne Hough ... and shocker, she's also a hot blonde.The girl's… READ MORE >

- 263 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Tom Cruise Is Right -- War & Movies Are Both Hell

Terrence Howard
Tom Cruise Is Right War & Movies Are Hell

Terrence Howard says Tom Cruise was dead-on -- making movies IS like fighting in combat.Pretty amazing .... while Tom Cruise's people waged their own war to torpedo stories that Tom compared… READ MORE >

- 284 days ago
Terrence Howard to Ex-Wife -- Want Me to Stay Away? I'LL STAY AWAY

Terrence Howard to Ex-Wife
Want Me to Stay Away? I'll Stay Away

Terrence Howard is waving the white flag in his bitter war with his ex-wife -- agreeing to stay the hell away from her ... at least for the next three years ... after he allegedly beat the crap… READ MORE >

- 339 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Threatened Suicide During Hotel Brawl ... Ex-Wife Claims

Terrence Howard
Threatened Suicide During Hotel Brawl ... Ex-Wife Claims

Terrence Howard flew into a violent rage -- throwing his then-estranged wife to the ground, and threatening to slash his own wrists -- after she accused him of cheating ... this according to… READ MORE >

- 354 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Pay Up!!  Accused of Stiffing Landlord After Eviction

Terrence Howard
Pay Up!! Accused of Stiffing Ex-Landlord

Terrence Howard ain't got to go home, but he's gotta get the hell out of a NYC apartment -- 'cause the landlord has evicted him, and is now suing the actor for back rent ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 373 days ago
Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife -- He Sucker Punched Me In the Face

Terrence Howard's Ex
He Sucker Punched Me

Terrence Howard's ex-wife filed legal docs with a graphic allegation -- that the actor sucker punched her in the face, grabbed her by the neck and threw her against the wall.In the docs --… READ MORE >

- 382 days ago

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