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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.

Biography by Contactmusic.com

Spike TV's Guys Choice 2015

Terrence Howard - Spike TV's Guys Choice 2015 at Sony Pictures Studios - Arrivals at Sony Pictures Studios - Culver City, California, United States - Saturday 6th June 2015

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Fox Upfront Presentation 2015

Terrence Howard - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the FOX 2015 Upfront event which was held at the Wollman Rink in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

Fox Extends 'Empire' to 18 Episodes for Season 2

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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.

EmpireEmpire has been a huge, if unexpected hit, for Fox

Co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden said the network is currently looking at ways to maintain the show's momentum. The first season grew unexpectantly week on week and became the No.1 show in terms of social media activity, surpassing AMC's The Walking Dead.

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Terrence Howard Admits He "Choked" At The Oscars

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During last month's 87th annual Academy Awards, which took place at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, Terrence Howard walked onto the stage to present the nominees for the Best Picture category, but his speech didn't really go to plan.

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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

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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.

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Terrence Howard stars in Empire.

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

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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 respond.

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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?

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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.

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"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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FOX TV's Empire premiere event

Bryshere Gray, Terrence Howard and Trai Byers - FOX TV's Empire premiere event - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinerama Dome Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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St. Vincent Review


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

'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.

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FOX Upfronts at The Beacon Theater

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson - FOX Upfronts at The Beacon Theater - Arrivals - NYC, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th May 2014

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Sabotage Review


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 exploring that moral tipping point where the people charged with protecting society become a danger. But the formula sags badly in this sloppily written script, which relies on grotesque violence instead of a coherent plot.

Schwarzenegger plays Breacher, the head of an elite DEA squad that has just stolen $10m in drug-bust cash. But someone takes it from them, after which the team members start turning up murdered in increasingly vicious ways. So Breacher and his colleagues - hothead Monster (Sam Worthington), prickly Lizzy (Mireille Enos), beefy Grinder (Joe Manganiello), hotshot Next (Josh Holloway) and smoothie Sugar (Terrence Howard) - band together to find the killer. Meanwhile, two local Atlanta cops (Olivia Williams and Harold Perrineau) are also on the case, clashing with Breacher at every turn. And shadowy goons hired by a drug cartel are lying in wait.

For about two-thirds of the running time, this is actually an intriguing whodunit, complete with clues and red herrings, suspicions and surprises. There's also a sense of urgency, as we never know who's going to get it next. Although the escalating grisliness is hard to stomach (it even reduces seasoned cops to retching wrecks), as is a hint of unnecessary romance. Then when the truth is revealed, the whole movie collapses into utter nonsense, desperately straining for moral resonance but undermining its own point with gratuitous brutality.

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45th NAACP Image Awards

Terrence Howard and wife - 45th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 22nd February 2014

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

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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. It turns out that Howard still hasn't gotten over his dismissal, but has recently let it be known that, as far as he is concerned, Robert Downey Jr. had as much of an influence in his dismissal as the heads at Marvel and Disney did.

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Howard thinks RDJ's wage demands are to blame for his dismissal

Whilst Don Cheadle has since given a fantastic portrayal of Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes in place of Howard, the Oscar-nominated actor is still annoyed that it isn't him starring in the films still, and he has developed a few of his own hypothesis as to why he is no longer involved in the films. It has been widely believed, with Howard himself discussing his dismissal similarly, that he was given the boot after refusing to take a pay cut for the second edition of the Iron Man series. With a payday almost equalling $5 million for the first film, he was the highest paid actor fin the film, but as he refused to comply with Marvel's wage demands, his part was recast. Speaking on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Howard has now come up with another excuse to explain his dismissal.

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

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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 explained that he had initially signed a three picture deal with Marvel to play James Rhodes in the Iron Man series.

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Howard only played Rhodey for one film, instead of the initially agreed upon three.


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Date of birth

11th March, 1969