Terrence Howard Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


9th September 2016

Quote: "Somebody has to die... in order for the life cycle to continue. If you don't kill off some of these people, we have a huge cast and I can't get paid!" Empire star Terrence Howard jokes about the season two finale cliffhanger, in which one key character was killed off. The mystery will be revealed when season three premieres in the U.S. on 21 September (16).


23rd September 2015

Fact: Comedian Jimmy Fallon pulled off his best Terrence Howard impression on Tuesday (22Sep15) as he and his house band The Roots spoofed the actor's hit hip-hop drama Empire. The Jimpire sketch, filmed for a segment on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, featured cameos from Howard himself and his co-star Taraji P. Henson, as well as an appearance from property mogul-turned-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.


22nd September 2015

Quote: "I do a lot of My Fair Lady songs in the shower... I just love Rex Harrison (who portrayed Professor Henry Higgins in the 1965 movie) and his whole demeanour of how he dealt with women and dealt with people... and so I'm in my shower in my private time and just singing My Fair Lady!" Actor Terrence Howard is a big fan of the hit movie musical.


15th September 2015

Quote: "I'm just trying to pay my bills. I'm looking forward to this show running its course. If I make a decent amount of money from it, I'll retire. The problem with this business, you lose yourself." Terrence Howard plans to retire from showbusiness if his TV drama Empire remains at the top of the ratings.


24th June 2015

Fact: Comedian Chris Rock was locked up on Tuesday (23Jun15) as he filmed his guest role on hit hip-hop drama EMPIRE. The actor plays one of Terrence Howard's prison inmates in the show's upcoming second series and filmmaker Lee Daniels shared photos of himself and Rock behind the scenes of the shoot at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Illinois on Tuesday. Musicians Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz are among the other stars set to make cameos in the programme's next season, which will air in the U.S. in September (15).


4th March 2015

Quote: "We're done with this season, why do you think I'm looking so fat now...? I look like I'm six months pregnant right now. It's Ok." Actor Terrence Howard is packing on the pounds after wrapping up filming for the first season of his new hip-hop drama series Empire. The U.S. show, created by filmmaker Lee Daniels, has just been picked up for a second season by Fox network executives..


26th February 2015

Quote: "We're like father and daughter, mother and son, brother and sister. We've never been lovers. When I was doing Hustle & Flow, I was like, 'I know I'm playing this character right if all my female co-leads want to sleep with me'. Taraji was the only one that didn't want to." Terrence Howard on his special relationship with Hustle & Flow and Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson.


17th February 2015

Quote: "I brought Petey Pablo in to help me with some of Lucious' stuff (experiences) because Petey has lived that life." Actor Terrence Howard has recruited the rapper to write some tracks for his hit new Tv drama series Empire, in which he plays a reformed hip-hop mogul.


4th September 2013

Quote: "He would always come to my trailer with his guitar and play and sing songs in Nelson's (Mandela) accent. Every day. It would never end! He's a good singer and guitar player. He's no Luther (Vandross), but he's good." Jennifer Hudson on how she bonded with co-star Terrence Howard on the set of their new movie Winnie Mandela.


5th March 2013

Quote: "To be able to make out with Oprah, to have love scenes with her and those tig ol' bitties (sic)... she's very, very beautiful... That was wonderful." Actor Terrence Howard on his love scenes with Oprah Winfrey in upcoming film The Butler.


22nd February 2013

Quote: "I love it. You see the world through much broader perspectives. And you're more aware of your actions, your thoughts, and how it will affect your family." Actor Terrence Howard is enjoying life as a grandfather at 43. His 18-year-old daughter Aubrey gave birth to a little girl named Hazel in December (12).


26th August 2012

Fact: Rapper T.I. has landed a guest spot on TV cop drama Hawaii Five-0 in an episode which will also feature Terrence Howard and Kim Kardashian's sister Kendall Jenner.


23rd August 2012

Fact: Terrence Howard has landed a cameo role on Hawaii Five-O. The Red Tails star will appear in the upcoming third series of the rebooted cop show, which returns next month (Sep12).


18th January 2012

Quote: "Yeah, he's gonna stop and just make music videos." Actor Terrence Howard doesn't believe reports suggesting movie mogul George Lucas is retiring from blockbusters after financing his historically accurate new film Red Tails and then struggling to get the movie a distribution deal.


8th April 2011

Quote: "I feel like, 'Man, have I hurt the world or something?'" Actor Terrence Howard on playing a pimp in hit movie Hustle & Flow.


16th November 2009

Quote: "I thought I was the Princess at first... 'cos I'd just had a colonoscopy and my voice was real high at the time." Terrence Howard on landing the role as The Father in new Disney film THE PRINCESS & THE FROG.


16th November 2009

Quote: "I sent my first email about two months ago, I got 200 emails back... I'm not doing that again... And when I was a kid, twitterers were crackheads." Actor Terrence Howard isn't a fan of technology.


15th November 2009

Fact: Actor Terrence Howard once lost his driving license for nine months after he was clocked speeding through Pennsylvania at 114 miles per hour.


6th December 2008

Fact: Elizabeth Banks, Terrence Howard and Rainn Wilson will announce the 66th Golden Globe nominations at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on 11 December (08). The awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton on 11 January (09).


21st August 2008

Fact: Movie star Terrence Howard's first single, SANCTUARY, was inspired by Heidi Klum and Seal's romance.


11th August 2008

Fact: Hollywood actor Terrence Howard will put to test his skills as a guitar-player and pianist when his first music album, SHINE IT THROUGH, debuts next month (Sep08).


19th June 2008

Quote: "I'm the most arrogant person you'll ever meet, and any woman I date has to know that." Actor Terrence Howard.


5th May 2008

Quote: "Forever is a long time to wear the wrong ring, so you take your time and find the right one." Actor Terrence Howard is on the hunt for a new wife.


4th May 2008

Quote: "Forever is a long time to wear the wrong ring, so you take your time and find the right one." Actor Terrence Howard is on the hunt for a new wife.


21st December 2007

Quote: "That's great. It'll brighten the spirits for a lot of people." Terrence Howard on hearing the Screen Actors Guild has been given a waiver to stage it's awards show next month (Jan08) from Hollywood's striking writers. Howard heard the news after he'd announced the nominations for the SAGs on Thursday morning (20Dec07).


19th December 2007

Fact: Jeanne Tripplehorn and Terrence Howard will announce the nominees for the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at dawn in Hollywood on Thursday (20Dec07).


24th September 2007

Fact: Actor Terrence Howard smears olive oil on his face and body after showering to keep his skin smooth and keep pimples at bay.


8th September 2007

Quote: "TONY is a great guy, a real romantic... Did you know he once took her (Eva Longoria) up into a treehouse for a whole afternoon? That's why my marriage failed: I didn't do the romantic things." Terrence Howard wishes he was more romantic like pal Tony Parker, who wed actress Longoria in July (07).


24th August 2007

Quote: "I felt sorry for any girl who hadn't been married who was at that wedding because how do you live up to that, how can you reach that place?" Terrence Howard on pal Eva Longoria's fairytale French wedding in July (07).


23rd August 2007

Quote: "I like women who look like me... because the most beautiful thing in nature is your own reflection." Terrence Howard knows his type.


26th March 2007

Quote: "They used to call me 'Pretty' when I was young and I wanted to keep it that way." Actor Terrence Howard on why he chose not to compete in contact sports as a kid.


22nd March 2007

Quote: "She sent me a little text and I woke up the morning and it said, 'I got my period, dad.' I was happy. Imagine that relationship... She didn't tell her mom first, she told me." Actor Terrence Howard is thrilled his teenage daughter chose to break the news about her first period to him.


22nd March 2007

Fact: HUSTLE + FLOW star Terrence Howard's first single will feature R+B star Chris Brown after the RUN IT singer asked if he could record a track over the tune after hearing it in the studio. The track will feature on Howard's debut album, ELEPHANTS WITH GUITARS.


8th March 2007

Quote: "The Speedo was one thing that almost made me not choose this role... because I don't look cute in blue panties." Terrence Howard almost turned down the chance to play a swimming coach in new movie PRIDE.


19th February 2007

Quote: "The biggest box-office man in the world right now is Will Smith and, after spending time with him, I see that he has a quality that most people will never have. I don't smile that much." HUSTLE + FLOW star Terrence Howard is impressed by Will Smith's happy demeanour.


11th October 2006

Fact: CRASH star Terrence Howard has joined the cast of upcoming movie IRON MAN alongside Robert Downey Jr, who is playing the eponymous superhero.


6th March 2006

Fact: Best actor-nominee Terrence Howard worked with designers DOLCE + GABBANA for his Oscar look and accessorised with a 30-carat platinum pear-and-marquis-shaped diamond brooch by SOL RAFAEL.


6th March 2006

Quote: "You've got a minute and half up there at the most. I don't want to spend that thanking people, just for the sake of glorifying (them)... I would like for God and me to speak." Terrence Howard refused to write an acceptance speech for last night's (05MAR06) Oscars.


6th March 2006

Fact: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and 2006 nominee Terrence Howard joined forces to host a top secret post-Academy Awards party last night (05MAR06), but the big bash was the one Prince held at his Hollywood home.


6th March 2006

Quote: "I would love the day when I can have a mortgage-burning party... but I think I'll relish the opportunity to have an Oscar even more so. We just want to take it home just to give it to our mom, but then I still want to be able to build my mom a home." Oscar nominee Terrence Howard on the dilemma of starring in Oscar-worthy films versus blockbusters.


6th March 2006

Quote: "You've got a minute and half up there at the most. I don't want to spend that thanking people, just for the sake of glorifying (them)... I would like for God and me to speak." Terrence Howard refused to write an acceptance speech for last night's (05MAR06) Oscars.


6th March 2006

Fact: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and 2006 nominee Terrence Howard joined forces to host a top secret post-Academy Awards party last night (05MAR06), but the big bash was the one Prince held at his Hollywood home.


6th March 2006

Quote: "I would love the day when I can have a mortgage-burning party... but I think I'll relish the opportunity to have an Oscar even more so. We just want to take it home just to give it to our mom, but then I still want to be able to build my mom a home." Oscar nominee Terrence Howard on the dilemma of starring in Oscar-worthy films versus blockbusters.


1st March 2006

Quote: "My wife's still around me. She's not an ex yet. There's still hope. Anyway, I dearly love her mom. If she does become an ex, I have to figure how to keep custody of my mother-in-law." Actor Terrence Howard worries about divorce.


27th February 2006

Fact: <p>Actor Terrence Howard was paid just $12,000 (GBP7,050) for his Oscar-nominated performance in HUSTLE + FLOW. </p>


23rd February 2006

Fact: <p>CRASH star Terrence Howard loves science and has a degree in chemical engineering. </p>


20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I'm a contractor. I still have a job - it's on hold. I'm restoring a 200-year-old house in Philadelphia. My client is nice enough to let me off the job for some months." Oscar nominee Terrence Howard jokes he'll always have a job to go back to if he quits acting. </p>


20th February 2006

Fact: <p>Oscar nominee Terrence Howard is in talks to play both boxer JOE LOUIS and late funk icon Rick James in two upcoming biopics. </p>


17th February 2006

Fact: <p>Oscar nominee Terrence Howard has signed on as a spokesmodel for the 310 Footwear Collection. </p>


20th January 2006

Fact: <p>Movie stars Terrence Howard, James Franco, Tyrese Gibson and Chris Evans have topped a new list of hunky guys. The quartet join US TV stars Josh Holloway, Josh Duhamel and Bradley Cooper on glossy magazine In Style's new 7 Red Hot Guys. </p>


17th January 2006

Fact: <p>British writer/director PAUL HAGGIS saved money on the set of hit film CRASH by filming intimate domestic scenes between Matt Dillon's character and his father and a fight scene between Thandie Newton and Terrence Howard's characters in the same Los Angeles house. </p>


6th January 2006

Quote: <p>"White folks know me now... I think I've crossed over... White fathers introduce their white daughters to me. That's new." CRASH star Terrence Howard feels the acceptance of white America. </p>


9th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'll probably be in the Greek Isles or trying to get the Nobel Prize in physics. I've got some ideas on how to speed up light, which could make space exploration easy." CRASH star Terrence Howard has big plans for his life after Hollywood. </p>


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