Terrence Howard


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

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

Terrence Howard: 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.

Terrence Howard: 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.

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

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 18th January 2015

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...

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"Empire" Star Taraji P. Henson Unleashes SASS In Response To 50 Cent

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 9th January 2015

Remember when 50 Cent had some not-so-nice stuff to say about Empire? Neither did anybody else in the world, until Empire star Taraji P. Henson took time out of her (presumably very busy) day to...

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

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 8th January 2015

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...

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St. Vincent

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 4th December 2014

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...

Tags: Bill Murray - Melissa McCarthy - Naomi Watts - Chris O'Dowd - Terrence Howard - Ann Dowd

St. Vincent

Video | 9th October 2014

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,...

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Take Me to the River

Video | 18th August 2014

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...

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St. Vincent

Video | 6th August 2014

St. Vincent de Van Nuys is a broke former soldier with a serious alcohol and gambling habit. He has few friends apart from nightclub dancer Daka, but that's all about to change when some new...

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'Gracepoint' Stars Anna Gunn And David Tennant At FOX Upfronts - Part 3

Footage | 14th May 2014

'Gracepoint' stars Anna Gunn and David Tennant posed together on the blue carpet at the FOX Network Upfront presentation at The Beacon Theater in New York alongside a host of other recognisable TV faces.'American Idol'...

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by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 9th May 2014

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets one of his most complex roles yet in this messy, violent thriller, another trip to the dark side for filmmaker David Ayer. As in Training Day and End of Watch, Ayer is...

Tags: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Sam Worthington - Mireille Enos - Olivia Williams - Harold Perrineau - Joe Manganiello


Video | 5th March 2014

John 'Breacher' Wharton is the head of a DEA Special Operations Team, well-known by authorities for their formidable skill at hunting down gang members, confiscating drugs and using firearms. However, despite their crime-stopping work, they...

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Video | 20th December 2013

John 'Breacher' Wharton is the leader of a DEA Special Operations Team who, although happen to be the most skilled in their field, don't exactly always play by the rules. In perhaps one of the...

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Does Terrence Howard Blame Robert Downey Jr. For His 'Iron Man' Axing?

by Joe Wilde | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 17th November 2013

We all know that Terrence Howard and Marvel came to blows when agreeing terms for the second Iron Man film, with Howard reportedly being dropped by the comic book and movie empire over wage disputes....

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Terrence Howard Claims He Was "Pushed Out" Of "Iron Man" Franchise By The Man Himself

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 16th November 2013

While promoting his new movie, Terrence Howard appeared on Watch What Happens Live and he said some things that may or may not have sounded a tiny bit bitter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Howards...

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Terrence Howard: Robert Downey Jr "Pushed Me Out" Of 'Iron Man'

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 16th November 2013

Terrence Howard explained why he did not appear in the second and third instalments of the Iron Man franchise. Howard played Lieutenant Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes in the 2008 Iron Man film.Terrence Howard discussed what...

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The Butler

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 14th November 2013

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and The Paperboy) bristled with unexpected life. By contrast, this star-packed drama uses a true story to trace the Civil Rights...

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by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 26th September 2013

What makes this thriller extraordinary is its willingness to make us scratch our heads and ask questions as the tense, fable-like story patiently unfolds. This creates an almost unbearably involving vibe, from the slow-burn pacing...

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Why The Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Prisoners' Is This Year's Must See Thriller

by Joe Wilde | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 21st September 2013

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, a film that might just be one of the best thrillers, if not one of the all-round best films, of the year. The...

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'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Beats 'Kick-Ass 2' And 'Jobs' In US Weekend Box Office

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 19th August 2013

Lee Daniels' The Butler has defeated other newcomers Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs in the US Weekend Box Office. The Butler has headed straight to number one whilst Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs have respectively gained 4th...

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After A Long And Bumpy Production, 'Winnie Mandela' Is Due Out This Year [Trailer + Stills]

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 9th August 2013

This year will see the release of a full-blown Nelson Mandela biopic, but before that, another film will focus on a crucial character in the Mandela story – Winnie Mandela, the woman, who stood by...

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Winnie Mandela

Video | 9th August 2013

When young Winnie Madikizela first set eyes on lawyer and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela in 1957, it was love at first sight and it wasn't long before she became Mrs Winnie Mandela. However, their idyllic...

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A Week In Movies: Ford Joins The Expendables, Thor Strikes Back, And Get Ready For The Biopics

by Rich Cline | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 9th August 2013

The big news this week was that Harrison Ford will join the Expendables for their third film adventure. Sylvester Stallone tweeted the announcement, then went on to mention that Bruce Willis won't be around this...

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Liev Schreiber And Naomi Watts Snapped On The Red Carpet At 'The Butler' Premiere - Part 6

Footage | 9th August 2013

Liev Schreiber and his partner Naomi Watts were among the star arrivals at the New York premiere of 'The Butler'. Liev played the part of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the flick, while Naomi is...

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Forest Whitaker And Jane Fonda Make Star Entrances At 'The Butler' NY Premiere - Part 5

Footage | 9th August 2013

The main stars from the New York premiere of 'The Butler' arrive on the red carpet including title star Forest Whitaker with his wife Keisha Nash, Jane Fonda who plays former First Lady Nancy Reagan,...

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Terrence Howard Accused Of Violent Domestic Abuse By Ex-Wife

by Joe Wilde | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 7th August 2013

Terrence Howard is facing some serious claims of abuse by his former wife, who alleges that the Oscar-nominated actor brutally beat her in her hotel room during a recent trip to Costa Rica. The pair,...

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Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife Obtains Restraining Order - Does Howard Have A History Of Violence?

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 7th August 2013

Terrence Howard's ex-wife Michelle Ghent obtained a temporary restraining order following the actor's alleged assault on her last week. Ghent claims the 44-year-old hit her whilst they were holidaying in Costa Rica.Terrence Howard at the...

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Where Did It All Go Wrong For Terrence Howard?

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 6th August 2013

There was a time when Terrence Howard was considered amongst the finest actors on the planet. He excelled in Hustle & Flow, Crash and Iron Man, but then...well, it all went a bit flat didn't...

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The Butler

Video | 6th August 2013

Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to make for himself a respectable career despite his underprivileged upbringing and cotton farm roots. Starting out as a regular kitchen...

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The Best Man Holiday

Video | 4th June 2013

It's been fifteen years since the release of Harper Stewart's inflammatory autobiographical novel and the wedding of his best friend Lance, and now he is reuniting once again with his friends from college - also...

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Hard-Hitting Crime Drama 'Prisoners' Sees Hugh Jackman On Top Form [Trailer]

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 3rd June 2013

The trailer for Denis Villeneuve's hard-hitting crime-drama Prisoners has rolled out online, showing Hugh Jackman in his first post-Les Miserables role, and a good one at that. The Australian plays Keller Dover, a regular guy...

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Video | 3rd June 2013

Keller Dover is just a regular guy from Boston who goes with his wife Grace and six-year-old daughter Anna to their neighbours' house on what seems like a routine social occasion. No parent blinks an...

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Vivian's picture


He deserves, keep it up Terrence, we love you

8 years 11 months ago
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napoleonsnare's picture


who can deny that he is a good actor. its just annoying & so old to see yet another black man who doesnt understand the significance or value of who he. in case you didnt know,its a priviledge to wear this skin! parading around with something white, i don't understand why black men cant see how insecure & weak they appear in that they need to be validated by something white or other. its really not cool. its sad very sad. its 08 everyone! he just reminds me of all the sniveling whiny black men who snivel at "how hard it is to be black" & having the masters wife on their arm makes it all better.

6 years 3 months ago
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