Terrence Howard

BirthDay:

11 Mar 1969

BirthPlace:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

BirthName:

Terrence Dashon Howard

Bio:

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.
Filmography

Actor ( 130 credits )

The Hustle, the Flow, the Verdict (2017) Attorney James Tolliver (rumored)
Miracle on 42nd Street (2017) Himself
Term Life (2016)
Hada Madrina (2016)  Genie / ... (12 episodes, 2014)
Cardboard Boxer (2015)
Wayward Pines (2015)  Sheriff Pope (3 episodes, 2014)
Empire (2015)  Lucious Lyon (3 episodes, 2015)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Himself - Competitor (2 episodes, 2015)
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (2015) (unknown episodes)
House of Bodies (2014) Starks
St. Vincent (2014) Zucko
Lullaby (2014)
Sabotage (2014) Julius 'Sugar' Edmonds
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
The Best Man Holiday (2013) Quentin
Prisoners (2013) Franklin Birch
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Howard
Dead Man Down (2013) Alphonse
Movie 43 (2013) Coach Jackson (segment "Victory's Glory")
The Being Experience (2013)
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Company You Keep (2012) FBI Agent Cornelius
On the Road (2012) Walter
Croom (2012) Narrator
Red Tails (2012) Colonel A.J. Bullard
Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Winnie Mandela (2011) Nelson Mandela
The Ledge (2011) Det. Hollis Lucetti
Little Murder (2011) Drag Hammerman
ESPN Films (2011)  Narrator (1 episode, 2012)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)  Billy (1 episode, 2012)
Law & Order: LA (2010)  Deputy D.A. Jonah Dekker (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Princess and the Frog (2009) James (voice)
Fighting (2009) Harvey Boarden
For All Mankind (2009) Mayor of Conshohocken
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Brian McKnight Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Mo'Nique Show (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
March Point (2008) Himself - Host
Iron Man (2008) Rhodey
The Perfect Holiday (2007) Bah Humbug
Awake (2007) Dr. Jack Harper
The Hunting Party (2007) Duck
The Brave One (2007) Detective Mercer
Pride (2007) Jim Ellis
August Rush (2007) Richard Jeffries
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita (2007) Himself - Host
Idlewild (2006) Trumpy
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
VH1 Rock Docs (2006)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2010)
Shadya (2005) Himself - Host / Narrator
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Bama
Four Brothers (2005) Lt. Green
The Salon (2005) Patrick
Hustle & Flow (2005) Djay
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2009-2013)
Martha (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Crash (2004) Cameron Thayer
Ray (2004) Gossie McGee (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
TV One on One (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Biker Boyz (2003) Chu Chu (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Love Chronicles (2003) T-Roy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2008)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Soundstage (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Hart's War (2002) Lt. Lincoln A. Scott
Fastlane (2002)  Alton White (1 episode, 2002)
Street Time (2002)  Lucius Mosley (13 episodes, 2003)
Glitter (2001) Timothy Walker
Intimate Affairs (2001) Lorenz
Angel Eyes (2001) Robby
Total Access 24/7 (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001)
Love Beat the Hell Outta Me (2000) Chris
Big Momma's House (2000) Lester Vesco (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Soul Food (2000)  Benny Jones (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Best Man (1999) Quentin
Best Laid Plans (1999) Jimmy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Valerie Flake (1999) Hitchhiker (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Deputy D.A. Jonah Dekker (1 episode, 2011)
Talking Movies (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Butter (1998) Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
The Players Club (1998) K.C. (as Terence Howard)
Spark (1998) Byron (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Mama Flora's Family (1998)  Lincoln (2 episodes, 1998)
Double Tap (1997) Ulysses
The View (1997)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sunset Park (1996) Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)
Johns (1996) Jimmy the Warlock (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Sparks (1996)  Greg Sparks (40 episodes, 1996-1998)
Lotto Land (1995) Warren (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) Louis Russ
Dead Presidents (1995) Cowboy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2015)
New York Undercover (1994)  Buster (1 episode, 1995)
Who's the Man? (1993) Customer (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
NYPD Blue (1993)  AJ / ... (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Living Single (1993)  Brendan King (1 episode, 1994)
Getting By (1993)  Herbert (1 episode, 1994)
Tall Hopes (1993)  Chester Harris (6 episodes, 1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Picket Fences (1992)  Malik (2 episodes, 1994)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)  Jackie Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Family Matters (1989)  John (1 episode, 1994)
Coach (1989)  Johnny Williams (1 episode, 1994)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2005-2012)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
ABC News Nightline (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Sesame Street (1969)  Elmo Slide Dancer (1 episode, 2010)
Macbett: The Black Macbeth (0) Macbett
The Best Man Wedding (0) Quentin (rumored)

Producer ( 3 credits )

The Ledge (2011) co-executive producer
Pride (2007) executive producer
Love Beat the Hell Outta Me (2000) executive producer (as Terrence Dashon Howard)