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Terrence Howard

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Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career after being discovered on a New York City street by a casting director. Soon, he followed with several notable TV appearances on shows such as Living Single, NYPD Blue and Soul Food. He became well known for his lead role in the UPN TV series Sparks.Howard broke onto the big screen with his riveting performance in Mr. Holland's Opus. Howard's most memorable performances to date are of scene-stealing characters such as "Cowboy" in the Hughes brother's film Dead Presidents and as "Quentin" in Malcolm D. Lee's Independent film The Best Man. The latter earning him a NAACP Image Award, Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Chicago Film Critics Award nomination.A self taught musician, Howard plays both the piano and the guitar. You can see Terrence display his musical talents opposite Jamie Foxx in this year's breakout film Ray. A promising songwriter, Howard's lyrics are soon to be acquired by some of today's biggest artists.In addition to his musical talents, Howard also has a strong interest in science.  See full bio on IMDb »

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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 >

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 >

- 377 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 loud, about a threesome sex… READ MORE >

- 379 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 >

- 393 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 >

- 428 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 >

- 441 days ago
Terrence Howard -- Here's How My Ex-Wife Extorted Me Over My Penis

Terrence Howard
Here's How My Ex-Wife Extorted Me Over My Penis

Terrence Howard says he has hard proof his ex-wife extorted him ... threatening to expose details about his genitals to the world unless he paid her handsomely.  Terrence just filed legal… READ MORE >

- 477 days ago
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 P. Henson. Tyrese told our… READ MORE >

- 496 days ago
'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 >

- 497 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 >

- 512 days ago

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