Terrence Howard

  • 22 February 2005

Date of birth

11th March, 1969







Terrence Howard (born March 11th 1969) Terrence Howard is an actor best known for appearing in the films 'Hustle & Flow' and 'Iron Man'.

Net worth Terrence Howard has a net worth of $5 million according to celebrity net worth (2015).

Film career: Terrence Howard's first TV appearance was in 'The Jacksons: An American Dream', before his breakthrough role in 1995 film 'Mr. Holland's Opus'. He later starred in the series 'Sparks' and 1999 Spike Lee produced comedy 'The Best Man'.

In 2004, he won a variety of awards for his appearance in 'Crash' opposite Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle, though he was nominated for an Oscar for 'Hustle & Flow' the following year. He appeared as Rhodey in 2008 blockbuster 'Iron Man', that same year making his Broadway debut with 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'. He was later accused of beating up composer Tex Allen.

In 2010, he began starring in 'Law & Order: LA' (and subsequent spin-off 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'). In 2011, he played Nelson Mandela in 'Winnie Mandela' opposite Jennifer Hudson. In 2012, he appeared in 'On The Road' with Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley, and 'The Company You Keep' with Robert Redford.

The next year he was in Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' with Forest Whitaker. In 2014, he appeared in the comedy 'St. Vincent' alongside Bill Murray. Terrence Howard has also enjoyed a singing career, releasing his first album 'Shine Through It' in 2008. His song 'It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp' from 'Hustle & Flow' won an Academy Award.

Personal life: Terrence Howard was born in Chicago but grew up in Cleveland. His parents were named Anita and Tyrone, the latter of whom was imprisoned for manslaughter in 1971. Terrence Howard moved to New York at the age of 18 to become an actor, despite previously wanting to teach science.

He now lives just outside Philadelphia with his wife Mira Pak. He has previously been married twice before; to Lori McCommas from 1989 to 2003 with whom he had three children, Aubrey, Heaven and Hunter. He also has a grandchild. The couple re-married in 2005 but once again split in 2007. He was married to Michelle Ghent from 2010 to 2011. She filed for divorce after his apparent abusive behaviour.

In 2013, she claimed that he gave her a black eye, which he denied. He identifies religiously as Jehovah's Witness. According to media reports, he was arrested for charges relating to domestic violence against his first wife in 2001. He was also arrested for assault against an air hostess as well as another woman at a diner in 2005.

Terrence Howard and Mira Pak at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

Terrence Howard at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

Terrence Howard and Miranda Pak at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

Terrence Howard at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

Terrence Howard and Mira Pak on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

List Of Emmy Presenters Includes Amy Poehler, Maggie Gyllenhaal And Terrence Howard

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 September 2015

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Six names were revealed on Tuesday, with more to come before the end of the week.

The Television Academy has revealed the first tranche of stars who will present awards at this year’s Primetime Emmys ceremony, including actress and comedienne Amy Poehler and ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

The list, revealed on Tuesday (September 8th), includes a number of past and present nominees. Taraji P. Henson, who is nominated for lead actress in a drama for her role in ‘Empire’, is presenting a statuette, as is her co-star Terrence Howard. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who received a nod for lead actress in a limited series or movie for ‘The Honourable Woman’, will also present an award.

Image caption Amy Poehler, multiple Emmy nominee for her part in 'Parks and Recreation', will be presenting at the 2015 ceremony

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Terrence Howard Breaks Down In Court Hearing Describing Ex-Wife's Threats

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16 August 2015

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Howard, the star of Fox's smash hit series 'Empire', is seeking to overturn a 2012 divorce settlement that he says he signed under threat of blackmail.

‘Empire’ actor Terrence Howard has tearfully told a Los Angeles court about a blackmail plot that his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, is alleged to have constructed in order to extract a bigger divorce settlement, claiming that she was threatening to release embarrassing information about his sex life to the media.

Howard is seeking to have the 2012 divorce settlement he agreed with his ex-wife set aside, on the grounds that he signed it under duress, according to the Associated Press. The agreement stipulated that he was to pay Ghent $5,800 a month for three years, even though their marriage in 2010 lasted for under two.

Image caption Terrence Howard of Fox's hit series 'Empire'

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Fox Extends 'Empire' To 18 Episodes For Season 2

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12 May 2015

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'Empire' will extend to two nine-episode blocks for season 2.

Fox has further shown its confidence in critically acclaimed drama Empire by extending the show's second season to 18 episodes. Fox Television Co-Chairman and CEO Gary Newman said the second season will be split into two nine-episode half seasons with a cliff-ganger ending in the fall portion.

Image caption Howard recently addressed his Oscar blunder

The 45-year-old actor recently addressed his now infamous Oscar moment in a new interview on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon' on Monday (March 2nd), in which he admitted he "choked".

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Fox Orders Second Season Of 'Empire' After Two Episodes, 'Gotham' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Renewed

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 January 2015

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Fox has renewed 'Empire', 'Gotham' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for further seasons.

Fox has ordered a second season of Empire after airing just two episodes. Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and superhero drama Gotham have also been renewed. Fox announced the renewals on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in California.

Image caption Did Henson just school 50 over Twitter?

The Oscar nominee responded to the rapper’s diss of her new Fox series on Twitter earlier this week, after 50 Cent claimed on Instagram that Empire’s marketing materials were very similar to the Starz crime drama. Power is his show, by the way, in case you haven’t been keeping up on your 50 Cent news lately.

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'Empire': Can A Hip-Hop Soap Opera Really Work?

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 January 2015

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Lee Daniels' hip hop soap appears to get the thumbs up from critics.

New hip-hop family soap Empire premiered on FOX last night and the critics appear to be firmly onside for Lee Daniels' show. It stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, an ill rap mogul who must decide which of his three sons will inherit his lucrative company. The show co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey and features original music from Timbaland.

Terrence Howard plays a hip-hop mogul in Lee Daniels' Empire

"There's something soapy and delicious about Empire," said Molly Eichel of The A.V Club, "But it's a double-edged sword: Empire will either continue to be fun and splashy, while staying grounded and engaging, or it will flame out as so many primetime sudsers have before it, becoming too ridiculous for its own good."

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St. Vincent Review

By Rich Cline


Bill Murray shines in this story of a cynical grump whose life is changed by his friendship with a bright young kid. Writer-director Theodore Melfi makes an assured debut with this hilariously astute, emotional punchy drama, which may sometimes feel a bit over-planned but gives the audience plenty to think about. And along with Murray, the film has especially strong roles for Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and promising newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.

It's set in a New York suburb, where the neighbourhood grouch Vincent (Murray) is already having a bad day when he discovers meets the perky family next door: Maggie (McCarthy) and her curious son Oliver (Lieberher). She has just fled from her unfaithful husband (Scott Adsit) and is working extra hours to make ends meet, so she reluctantly agrees to let Oliver stay at Vincent's house after school. Intriguingly, Oliver is one of the few people Vincent can bear to be around, aside from the pregnant Russian stripper Daka (Watts) and his lively cat Felix. And Oliver is like a sponge, happily soaking up Vincent's knowledge about things like swearing, fighting and betting on the horses. Oliver has no real idea that all of this makes Vincent a seriously unsuitable role model.

Yes, the central point is that good people are sometimes hard to spot. Vincent may smoke, swear, gamble and hang out with hookers, but he also has a deep soul that Oliver witnesses in the way he takes care of Daka, or how he regularly visits his wife in a nursing home even though she has long forgotten who he is. Melfi makes the most of this perspective, seeing everything through the eyes of perceptive young actor Lieberher. And Murray shines in a role that adds clever shadings to the actor's usual on-screen bluster. The interaction between Oliver and Vincent snaps with personality, and sharp roles for McCarthy and Watts offer meaningful wrinkles, as do other side characters such as Chris O'Dowd's schoolteacher.

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Vincent is living a life of hedonism in his retirement from the army. An avid smoker and drinker with few friends save for nightclub dancer Daka, he's hardly what you'd call a friendly neighbour. Nonetheless, a recently divorced Maggie has moved in nearby with her impressionable young son Oliver and she is desperate for a babysitter. Never one to judge a book by its cover, she enlists Vincent to take care of him while she's at work, and while he's not cut out to deal with children realistically, he could really do with the cash. Oliver learns a lot from Vincent, who pays him to cut his lawn and who helps him overcome his bulllies at his new school, while Vincent also learns a little from his new friend, who unwittingly shows him that there's a lot more left in life for him to enjoy.

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Take Me to the River Trailer

Memphis and the Mississippi Delta have been the homes of one of the world's most extraordinary music scenes, expanding from the rock 'n' roll of Elvis Presley, through to the soul of Otis Redding, Al Green and Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and later the extraordinary modern pop of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. Now, all generations of Memphis music are uniting in a phenomenal move which sees the heart-warming coming together of musicians of all ages, races and creeds. Among those featuring in the movie are Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Charlie Musselwhite and Frayser Boy, and together they take to the studio in one of the most inspirational collaborations of all time - and they're taking you along for the ride.

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