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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 (1993), NYPD Blue (1993) and Soul Food (2000). He became well known for his lead role in the UPN TV series Sparks (1996). Howard broke onto the big screen with his riveting performance in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995). Howard's most memorable performances to date are of scene-stealing characters such as "Cowboy" in the Hughes brother's film Dead Presidents (1995) and as "Quentin" in Malcolm D. Lee's Independent film The Best Man (1999). 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 (2004). 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 »

Terrence Howard Had Meltdown on 'Empire' Set, Confronted Jussie Smollett

Terrence Howard
Meltdown On 'Empire' Set ... Confronted Jussie

Terrence Howard had a complete meltdown on the set of "Empire" after Jussie Smollett was arrested for allegedly staging his "attack." Sources on the "Empire" set tell TMZ ... Thursday was a… READ MORE >

Terrence Howard Says Kevin Hart's Homophobic Jokes Are All Part of Comedy

Terrence Howard
Kevin Hart's Homophobic Jokes ... All Part of Comedy

Terrence Howard dismisses criticism of Kevin Hart for making homophobic jokes, saying it's all part of the job. We got Terrance Friday at LAX and he was squarely in Kevin's corner, saying the… READ MORE >

- 136 days ago
Terrence Howard Proposes to Mira Pak Three Years After They Divorced

Terrence Howard
Pops the Question ... to Ex-Wife Mira Pak

Terrence Howard wants another go-around at marriage life with his ex-wife, Mira Pak ... so he proposed to her over the weekend and she said yes!!! Sources close to the situation tell… READ MORE >

- 147 days ago
'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Gives Amputee Boy Handicapped-Accessible Van

'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett
Great Surprise for Young Amputee Pal

This tearjerker comes courtesy of "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, who just made life a little easier for a double amputee -- and if crying's your thing ... grab some tissues. Jussie -- who… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
Terrence Howard's Ex Wants More Than $900k in Back Spousal Support

Terrence Howard's Ex
Wants More Than $900k in Back Spousal Support

Terrence Howard is gonna have to fork over close to $1 million in back spousal support ... that's if his ex-wife gets her way in court. Terrence's ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, filed legal docs… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Taraji, Terrence and 'Empire' Stars Buy Season 4 Crew Bomber Jackets

Taraji, Terrence & 'Empire' Cast
Hook Up Entire Crew with Bomb-ass Jackets

The stars of "Empire" gave all 300 or so crew members a sweet jacket at the Season 4 wrap party, as a thank you for making the hit series possible ... TMZ has learned. Taraji P. Henson, Andre… READ MORE >

- 422 days ago
Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife Wins Appeal, Spousal Support Decision Reversed

Terrence Howard
Ex-Wife Wins Appeal ... He'll Have to Pay Up After All

Terrence Howard's taking an "L" in his longstanding spousal support war with his ex-wife ... who just won in appeals court. According to court docs, Michelle Ghent Howard got a ruling on… READ MORE >

- 596 days ago
Terrence Howard Not Hating on Mo'Nique for Blasting Oprah, Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry (VIDEO)

Terrence Howard
No Hate for Mo'Nique ... She Can Rip Oprah, Lee or Anyone Else

Terrence Howard's not hating on Mo'Nique for going nuclear on his "Empire" boss Lee Daniels ... or Oprah and Tyler Perry, for that matter. We got Terrence outside ABC studios Monday in NYC and… READ MORE >

- 736 days ago
Terrence Howard Says He Got Oscar Robbed, So Watch Out, Denzel (VIDEO)

Terrence Howard
I Got Oscar Robbed So Watch Out, Denzel

Terrence Howard  isn't so sure Denzel Washington will bring home the Oscar, because he says he deserved it back in the day but went home empty. We got the "Empire" star Saturday at the… READ MORE >

- 814 days ago
Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife Drops Assault Lawsuit ... For Now

Terrence Howard
Ex-Wife Drops Assault Lawsuit ... For Now

Terrence Howard's ex-wife is calling off the dogs -- dropping the lawsuit accusing him of assaulting her during a vacation in Costa Rica ... TMZ has learned. According to court docs, Michelle… READ MORE >

- 859 days ago
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