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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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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 >

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 >

- 185 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 >

- 199 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 >

- 233 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 >

- 246 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 >

- 282 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 >

- 302 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 >

- 303 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 >

- 317 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 ... his… READ MORE >

- 318 days ago

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