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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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Tyrese Gibson -- Hands Off My Cookie, Terrence ... I'm Coming to 'Empire' (Maybe)

Tyrese Gibson
Hands Off Cookie, Terrence... I'm Coming to 'Empire' (Maybe)

Tyrese Gibson thinks Terrence Howard has been a good opening act, but it's time for the headliner -- Tyrese himself -- to join "Empire" and reunite with Taraji… READ MORE >

'Empire' Sued -- You Stole My Life Story!!!

'Empire' Sued
You Stole My Life Story!!!

A friend of the Jackson family is suing Terrence Howard, Lee Daniels, "Empire" and others, claiming the hit show is a carbon copy of his film about his life as a "gangster, pimp and drug dealer."… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Terrence Howard -- My Ex-Wife Blackmailed Me With Naked Pics and Videos

Terrence Howard
My Ex-Wife Blackmailed Me With Naked Pics and Videos

Terrence Howard is preparing to do battle with ex-wife Michelle ... trying to put a quick end to her spousal support because she allegedly blackmailed him with pics and videos he feared would ruin… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Ex-Wife Is Biggest 'Empire' Fan ... Said His Wallet (TMZ TV)

Terrence Howard
Ex-Wife Is Biggest 'Empire' Fan ... Said His Wallet [TMZ TV]

// Terrence Howard’s ex-wife Michelle watched "Empire" closer than most fans because if Terrence earns over a certain amount he has to fork over a huge check.  And you guessed it ...… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife -- He's Screwing Me Royally Over 'Empire'

Terrence Howard
Ex-Wife Claims He's Screwing Me Royally Over 'Empire'

Terrence Howard owes his ex-wife $508,000 and counting ... so she claims, and she's gunning for a payday. Michelle Ghent claims Terrence has been hiding assets and grossly undervaluing what he… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife -- Move Over, Cookie ... I'm Taking My Cut of the 'Empire'

Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife
Move Over, Cookie ... I'm Taking My Cut of the 'Empire'

Someone else is digging into Lucious Lyon's pockets -- Terrence Howard's real life ex-wife is demanding a chunk of his "Empire" salary. Michelle Howard is already supposed to get $5,800 per month… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
'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 >

- 37 days ago
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 >

- 39 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 >

- 47 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 >

- 47 days ago

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