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Terrence Howard

Actor / Film Producer | * 03/11/1969 (51) | Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor, rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Having his first major roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between 2004 and 2006. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Hustle & Flow. Howard has had prominent roles in many other movies, including Winnie Mandela, Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Big Momma's House, ()
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Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. Having his first major role in the 1995 film Mr. Holland's Opus, which subsequently led to a number of roles in films and high visibility among African American audiences. Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of well-reviewed television and film roles between 2004 and 2006. Among his roles in movies includes Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Idlewild, The Brave One. Howard co-starred in Iron Man and reprised the role in the video game adaption. He was replaced in this role in the sequel Iron Man 2, by Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle (his Crash co-star). Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. At 18, he moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. He had auditioned for The Cosby Show and was cast in the role and later, Howard had a principal role in a short-lived CBS sitcom, Tall Hopes. He went on to portray Jackie Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, an ABC miniseries. Three years later, he made his big film break in 1995's Mr. Holland's Opus. He continued with television and movie roles and co-starred as Greg Sparks in the late-1990s television series Sparks. Howard also appeared in The Best Man in 1999, in Ashanti's music video for her 2002 single "Foolish", and in Mary J. Blige's video for "Be Without You". Howard also made an appearance on the TV series Family Matters. Howard has also worked as a film producer for the movie Pride. In 2008, Howard hosted the PBS' series Independent Lens. Also in 2008, he made his Broadway debut, playing Brick in an all-African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen. Later that year, Howard made a guest appearance in the short film For All Mankind directed by Daniel L. Clifton and in 2009, he starred in the movie Fighting. In 2010, Howard joined the cast of the new Law & Order: Los Angeles installment of the Law & Order franchise, wherein he will play Deputy District Attorney Joe Dekker. Terrence ventured into the music industry with his debut pop album, Shine through It, heavily inspired by popular soul singers such as Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, was released in September 2008. Howard, who lives outside Philadelphia in Lafayette Hill, He has three children from a previous marriage: two daughters (Aubrey and Heaven) and a son (Hunter).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Terrence Howard

Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Terrence Howard as Actor(69)

as Mr. Christmas2019 Gully
as Pope2016 Cardboard Boxer
as Sheriff Braydon2016 Term Life
as Julius 'Sugar' Edmonds2014 Sabotage
as Zucko2014 St. Vincent
as Dr. Crier2014 Lullaby
as Himself - Host2014 Take Me to the River
as Starks2013 House of Bodies
as Alphonse2013 Dead Man Down
as Franklin Birch2013 Prisoners
as Quentin2013 The Best Man Holiday
as Howard2013 The Butler
as Coach Jackson (segment "Victory's Glory")2013 Movie 43
as FBI Agent Cornelius2012 The Company You Keep
2012 Croom
as Walter2012 On the Road
as Col. A.J. Bullard2012 Red Tails
as Hollis Lucetti2011 The Ledge
as Nelson Mandela2011 Winnie Mandela
as Drag Hammerman2011 Little Murder
as Harvey Boarden2009 Fighting
as James (voice)2009 The Princess and the Frog
as narrator2008 2008 World Series
as James "Rhodey" Rhodes2008 Iron Man
as himself2008 I Am Iron Man
as Jim Ellis2007 Pride
as Dr. Jack Harper2007 Awake
as Duck2007 The Hunting Party
as Detective Mercer2007 The Brave One
as Richard Jeffries2007 August Rush
as Narrator2007 Motherland Afghanistan
as Bah Humbug2007 The Perfect Holiday
as Trumpy2006 Idlewild
as Patrick2005 The Salon
as Lt. Green2005 Four Brothers
as DJay2005 Hustle & Flow
as Bill Crosby2005 Lackawanna Blues
as Darius Allen2005 Animal
as Cameron Thayer2004 Crash
as Gossie McGee2004 Ray
as Chu Chu (as Terrence Dashon Howard)2003 Biker Boyz
as T-Roy2003 Love Chronicles
as Lt. Lincoln A. Scott2002 Hart's War
as Lorenz2002 Intimate Affairs
as Ralph Abernathy2001 Boycott
as Robby2001 Angel Eyes
as Timothy Walker2001 Glitter
as Lester Vesco2000 Big Momma's House
as Hitchhiker1999 Valerie Flake
as Jimmy1999 Best Laid Plans
as Quentin1999 The Best Man
as Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)1998 Butter
as K.C.1998 The Players Club
as Byron1998 Spark
as Ulysses1997 Double Tap
as Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)1996 Sunset Park
as Jimmy the Warlock1996 Johns
as Cowboy1995 Dead Presidents
as Young A.C.1995 The O.J. Simpson Story
as Louis Russ1995 Mr. Holland's Opus
as Customer1993 Who's the Man?

TV Shows/Series with Terrence Howard as Actor(20)

as himself2015 Lip Sync Battle
as Lucious Lyon2015 Empire
as Arnold Pope2015 Wayward Pines
as Deputy D.A. Jonah Dekker2010 Law & Order Los Angeles
as Greg Sparks1996 Sparks
as Chester Harris1993 Tall Hopes
as Jackie Jackson1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream
as Lincoln1988 Mama Flora's Family
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Additional Information

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Full Name: Terrence Howard
Born: Tuesday, 03/11 1969 (March) in Chicago (current age: 51 years + 150 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: Pratt Institute
Record Label: Columbia Records
Other names for Terrence Howard (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Терренс Ховард"
"Terrence Dashon Howard"
Terrence Howard frequently works together with these people:
Queen Latifah (9x, Actress)
Ellen DeGeneres (8x, Actress)
Ludacris (7x, Actor)
Tyra Banks (7x, Actress)
Jay Leno (7x, Actor)
Paula Abdul (7x, Actress)
Martina McBride (7x, Cast)
Diane Lane (6x, Actress)
Robin Williams (6x, Actor)
Jenna Fischer (6x, Actress)
Howie Mandel (6x, Actor)
Monica Calhoun (5x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2496, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/05/2020