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Terrence Howard ( Full name: Terrence Dashon Howard ) is an American record producer, singer-songwriter, and actor. He had his first major roles in the 1995 films titled Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland’s Opus. Terrence broke into the mainstream with a succession of tv and cinema roles between 2004 and 2006. His role in Hustle & Flow got him nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Terrence has had prominent roles in a number of other movies such as Prisoners, The Brave One, August Rush, Biker Boyz, Idlewild, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Big Momma’s House, Four Brothers, Crash, Lackawanna Blues, Ray, and Winnie Mandela. In the first titled Iron Man film, Terrence played James “Rhodey” Rhodes. Also, he stars in the television series titled Empire as the lead character Lucious Lyon. His debut album titled Shine Through It came out in September 2008.
In September 2019, Terrence announced that he had retired from acting stating that “tired of pretending”. However, it was announced on February 1, 2021, that he would star in the British sci-fi/thriller film titled Beneath. In 2010, he became part of the cast of Law & Order: Los Angeles where he played Deputy District Attorney Joe Dekker. Terrence alternated shows with Alfred Molina. The latter portrayed Deputy District Attorney Ricardo Morales.
However, the series was canceled after one season. In 2011, Terrence played Nelson Mandela in the film titled Winnie Mandela. Since 2015, he has starred in the tv series titled Empire where he plays a hip-hop mogul called Lucious Lyon who discovers he is dying and want to ensure that his music empire survives. Also, Terrence appeared in the tv series titled Wayward Pines where he portrays Sheriff Arnold Pope.
Terrence Howard Age
He was born on March 11, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Terrence is 53 years old.
Terrence Howard Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Terrence stands at a height of 6 ft 0 in ( Approx 1.83m).
Terrence Howard Parents
He was born to his parents to Tyrone and Anita (née Williams) Howard on March 11, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. His parents were biracial, with African and Anglo ancestry. Actress Minnie Gentry was Terrence’s great-grandmother. At the age of two years, he witnesses his dad stabbing another man in the Santa Line Slaying and was later convicted of manslaughter and served 11 months in jail.
He also endured beatings from his physically abusive father and has had a rocky childhood growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Terrence was brought up by his great-grandmother since his parents divorced after Tyrone was released from prison. His grandmother died on May 11, 1993, at the age of 77. Terrence holds American nationality but belongs to mixed ethnicity. ( African-Anglo ancestry).
Terrence Howard Wife
He has had 5 marriages but to three women. Terrence first married his ex-wife Lori McCommas in 1993 whom he divorced in 2001 after fathering a son called Hunters and two daughters Aubrey and heaven. Terrence remarried Lori in 2005 but filed for a divorce a year later which was finalized in 2007. His second wife Michelle Ghent was married in 2010 but filed for divorce in February 2011 and a restraining order in December 2011.
She accused Terrence of being physically abusive toward her. The divorce was finalized in May 2013. However, the agreement was overturned in 2015 after the judge ruled Terrence had signed it under duress of Michelle threatening to sell nude pictures of Terrence and other personal information. In 2013, he married his third wife called Mira Oak, a model and restaurateur.
The two welcomed their son Qirin Love in 2015 and Heroin in 2016. In 2015, the couple had divorced but re-engaged and remarried each other in 2018. Through his daughter Aubrey, Terrence is a grandfather to a granddaughter born in December 2012 and a grandson name Adrian who was born in February 2015.
Terrence Howard Imdb
He first entered the entertainment industry to portray Jackie Jackson in an ABC miniseries titled The Jacksons: An American Dream. Terrence made his big film break in 1995’s Mr. Holland’s Opus three years later. He continued to cast in tv and movie roles while co-starring as Greg Sparks in the late-1990s short-lived tv series titled Sparks, with James L. Avery Sr. and Miguel A. Nunez Jr. Terrence appeared in The Best Man in 1999. Also, he appeared in Ashanti’s music video for her 2002 single titled “Foolish”, and also in Mary J. Blige’s video for “Be Without You”.
Apart from that, he made an appearance on the TV series titled Family Matters. Terrence stated that when choosing his film roles, he looks for characters that “teach him about himself”. For the 2005 film titled Hustle & Flow, Terrence portrayed a pimp and aspiring rapper. In the film, he performed all the character’s tracks himself, eg”It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp”. At the 78th Academy Awards, the song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Also, Terrence worked as a film producer.
His debut adult alternative album titled Shine Through It was released in 2008 on Columbia/SME Records. Terrence described the album as an urban country. He either wrote or co-wrote all the songs on the album. In 2008, Terrence made his Broadway debut where he played Brick in an all-African-American production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The film was directed by Debbie Allen. Terrence allegedly attacked and seriously injured a musical composer called Tex Allen ( director’s brother) during the rehearsal. In October 2008, Allen filed a $5 million lawsuit against Terrence saying that he suffered multiple injuries.
Terrence Howard Iron Man
After being credited for the 2007 film Pride, he hosted the PBS series Independent Lens the following year. He was contracted to play in the 2008 film Iron Man as Colonel James Rhodes and was signed on prior to any of the other major actors. Also, he was the highest-paid actor in the film. However, Terrence was replaced by actor Don Cheadle in the film’s sequels. Entertainment Weekly reported that he was offered a 50 to 80 percent pay cut for Iron Man 2 but it said that it was unclear whether Terrence turned down the role or whether Marvel withdrew their offer.
Terrence Howard Tv Shows
– 1996–1998 Sparks
– 1998–1999 NYPD Blue
– 2002–2003 Soul Food
– 2003 Street Time
– 2010–2011 Law & Order: LA
– 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
– 2012 Hawaii Five-0
– 2015–2020 Empire
– 2015 Lip Sync Battle
– 2015–2016 Wayward Pines
– 2017 Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
– 2021 The Best Man: The Final Chapters
Terrence Howard Movies
– Movie 43 2013
– Dead Man Down 2013
– House of Bodies 2013
– The Butler 2013
– Prisoners 2013
– The Best Man Holiday 2013
– Take Me to the River 2014
– Sabotage 2014
– Lullaby 2014
– St. Vincent 2014
– Term Life 2016
– Cardboard Boxer 2016
– Gully 2019
– Cut Throat City 2020
– Beneath 2021
– Triumph 2021
– The Walk 2022
Terrence Howard Net Worth
His roles as a record producer, singer-songwriter, and actor have amassed good wealth for him. Terrence has an estimated net worth of $1,668,934.
Why Did Terrence Howard Leave Iron Man
After being credited for the 2007 film Pride, he hosted the PBS series Independent Lens the following year. He was contracted to play in the 2008 film Iron Man as Colonel James Rhodes and was signed on prior to any of the other major actors. Entertainment Weekly reported that he was offered a 50 to 80 percent pay cut for Iron Man 2 but it said that it was unclear whether Terrence turned down the role or whether Marvel withdrew their offer.
Why Was Terrence Howard Replaced
He was contracted to play in the 2008 film Iron Man as Colonel James Rhodes and signed on prior to any of the other major actors. Also, he was the highest-paid actor in the film. However, Terrence was replaced by actor Don Cheadle in the film’s sequels
Why Wasn’t Terrence Howard In Iron Man 2
Entertainment Weekly reported that Terrence got offered a 50 to 80 percent pay cut for Iron Man 2 but it said that it was unclear whether Terrence turned down the role or whether Marvel withdrew their offer.
How Old Is Terrence Howard
Terrence is a 53-year-old American record producer, singer-songwriter, and actor who was born on March 11, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois.