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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 11 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… READ MORE >

- 13 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 >

- 14 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 >

- 14 days ago
Fox in a Bind -- Do We Pay Terrence Howard for 'Empire' ... Or his Ex?

Fox in a Bind
Do We Pay Terrence for 'Empire' ... Or His Ex?

The honchos who run "Empire" don't know how to pay Terrence Howard because his ex-wife is gunning for his paycheck, so they've asked a judge for help in determining the payee. … READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Calls Witness who Says Threesome Sex Tape Used for Extortion

Terrence Howard
Calls Witness Who Says Threesome Sex Tape Used for Extortion

Terrence Howard squared off in court this morning with ex-wife Michelle Ghent ... and the first witness was the actor's sister-in-law, whose testimony was read out… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Terrence Howard Sued by Ex-Wife for Alleged Vicious Beating

Terrence Howard
Sued by Ex-Wife For Alleged Vicious Beating

Terrence Howard's ex-wife isn't done with him quite yet. She just filed a lawsuit, claiming he beat her within an inch of her life. Michelle Ghent claims she and Terrence were at a rental house in… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Chris Rock -- I'm Locked Up ... With Lucious Lyon! (PHOTO)

Chris Rock
I'm Locked Up ... With Lucious Lyon!!!

Chris Rock's doing hard time for season 2 of "Empire" ... as an inmate alongside the man himself -- Lucious Lyon. "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels posted a few photos from the first day of… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Ex-Wife Tries Covering Up Extortion By Witness Intimidation

Terrence Howard
Ex-Wife Tries Covering Up Extortion By Witness Intimidation

Terrence Howard claims his ex-wife tampered with a witness in an effort to cover up her alleged extortion plot to squeeze the actor for a fortune. Terrence's attorney, Brian Kramer, filed legal… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago

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