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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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'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson -- Sorry Terrence ... The N-Word Is Nope

'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson
Sorry Terrence ... The N-Word Is Nope

// There's a big divide between "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard ... he wants more of an authenticity boost but she doesn't want the N-word anywhere near their hit… READ MORE >

Terrence Howard -- Who's Iman Shumpert?!

Terrence Howard
Who's Iman Shumpert?!

// If "Empire" really did rip off one of its characters from real-life NBA star Iman Shumpert -- you can't blame Terrence Howard ... 'cause Terrence says he's honestly never even heard of the… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
'Empire' -- Terrence Howard Is All 'N ... for Using the N-Word (TMZ TV)

'Empire'
Terrence Howard Is All 'N ... For Using N-Word [TMZ TV]

// If you think "Empire" is a huge TV sensation now ... just imagine if you could hear the n-word during those heated scenes! Terrence Howard thinks it would add authenticity. One of the show's… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
'Empire' Writer -- White Guys Shouldn't Control the N-Word

'Empire' Writer
White Guys Shouldn't Control the N-Word

// White TV writers have no business deciding if the N-word should be hurled around ... so says the guy who wrote Wednesday night's episode of "Empire." David Rambo was leaving The Man Cave… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Terrence Howard -- My Ex-Wife is Hurling Death Threats ... LAPD Investigates

Terrence Howard
My Ex Is Hurling Death Threats LAPD Investigates

"Empire" star Terrence Howard doesn't just have a TV ex-wife threatening him, he has a real life one he says is targeting him for death ... and the LAPD is on the case. TMZ has obtained a search… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife -- I Know You Got Money, Bitch ... I Saw Your Contract!

Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife
I Know You Got Money, Bitch ... I Saw Your Contract!

Terrence Howard just got busted making too much cash ... according to his ex, who says even though he's getting big paychecks for a new TV show -- he still refuses to pay up the $500k he… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Between IRS and My Wife ... I Choose Taxes

Terrence Howard
Between IRS and My Wife I Choose Taxes

Terrence Howard has a strange bedfellow ... the IRS, who he'd rather be in bed with than his ex-wife.Howard is using his massive tax debt to torpedo his wife's bid to squeeze money out of… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Called Out by Ex-Wife ... He Bamboozled Court to Hide His Cash

Terrence Howard
Called Out by Ex-Wife ... He Bamboozled Court to Hide Cash

Terrence Howard cooked up a diabolical plot to hide his fortune from the court and his ex-wife -- at least according to the ex-wife who's now demanding he fork over nearly half a million… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
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 >

- 243 days ago
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 >

- 266 days ago

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