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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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Lee Daniels and Terrence Howard -- 'Empire' Lawsuit is Bogus ... You're No Lucious Lyon!

Lee Daniels & Terrence Howard
'Empire' Lawsuit is Bogus You're No Lucious Lyon!

Lee Daniels and Terrence Howard say there's no way they ripped off the idea for "Empire," because the guy suing for a billion dollars couldn't hack it in the music biz. Daniels and Howard are… READ MORE >

Michael Sam -- Hangin' With 'Empire' Stars ... New Friendship With Jussie Smollett

Michael Sam
Hangin' With 'Empire' Stars ... New Friendship With Jussie Smollett

Being unemployed has its benefits ... if you're Michael Sam ... 'cause the outta-work football player has some new friends in high places ... hanging with the cast of the hit Fox show "Empire." READ MORE >

- 134 days ago
Sean Penn Sues Lee Daniels -- I DON'T Hit Women

Sean Penn
Sues Lee Daniels I DON'T Hit Women

Sean Penn has sued Lee Daniels for $10 million, claiming the "Empire" creator dragged him through the mud and accused him of hitting women, just to make Terrence Howard look better.   Daniels… READ MORE >

- 141 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Bring On the Ex-Wife (PHOTO)

Terrence Howard
Bring On the Ex-Wife

Terrence Howard was weirdly in an armlock at the Emmys with one of his divorced wives, and they were both wearing wedding bling. Mira Pak was clutching Terrence's arm as they mugged for the… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Admits To Hitting Women ... With an Asterisk

Terrence Howard
Admits To Hitting Women ... With an Asterisk

Terrence Howard is fessing up to wife-beating allegations that cost him two of his marriages ... sort of. Howard makes the admissions in Rolling Stone, saying in both instances he was… READ MORE >

- 148 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Wins Spousal Support War with Ex

Terrence Howard
Wins Spousal Support War with Ex

Terrence Howard scored a huge victory over his ex, Michelle Ghent -- a judge just tossed the spousal support agreement that Terrence says he signed under duress. Howard and Ghent have been… READ MORE >

- 170 days ago
Terrence Howard Testifies -- I Used to Do Coke and Ecstasy With My Ex-Wife

Terrence Howard Testifies
I Used to Do Coke, Ecstasy and Smoke Weed With My Ex-Wife

Terrence Howard said under oath he's a changed person after divorcing Michelle Ghent, but when they were together he fell into the dark world of drugs. Howard testified he and Michelle… READ MORE >

- 177 days ago
Terrence Howard -- What Lucious Would Do in My Court Case (VIDEO)

Terrence Howard
Here's What Lucious Would Do In My Court Case

Terrence Howard can't talk about Friday's testimony -- that his make-out scene with Jennifer Hudson triggered an insane reaction from then-wife Michelle Ghent -- but he was quick to tell us how… READ MORE >

- 179 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Ex-Wife Went Crazy Over Jennifer Hudson Make-Out Scene

Terrence Howard
Ex-Wife Went Crazy Over Jennifer Hudson Make-Out Scene

Terrence Howard testified his relationship with the ex-wife he's now suing was so bad, she kicked food all over him in a jealous rage over a make-out scene with Jennifer Hudson. Howard -- who's… READ MORE >

- 180 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Cries On Stand

Terrence Howard
Cries on Stand

Terrence Howard broke down on the stand today when he testified he signed a settlement agreement with his wife because she threatened to release medical information that would make it impossible… READ MORE >

- 180 days ago

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