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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 ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Iron Man
Iron Man Rhodey
(2008)
Prisoners
Prisoners Franklin Birch
(2013)
Hustle & Flow
(2005)
The Brave One
The Brave One Detective Mercer
(2007)

Filmography

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 2015-2017 Empire (TV Series)
Lucious Lyon
- Fortune Be Not Crost (2017) ... Lucious Lyon
- The Fool (2017) ... Lucious Lyon
- Bleeding War (2017) ... Lucious Lyon
- Evil Manners (2017) ... Lucious Lyon
- Full Circle (2017) ... Lucious Lyon
 2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (TV Series)
George
- Real Life (2017) ... George
 2016 Hada Madrina (TV Series)
Genio
- Volver a comenzar: Parte 1 (2016) ... Genio
- Fama: Parte 2 ... Genio
- Fama: Parte 1 ... Genio
 2016 Cardboard Boxer
Pope
 2015-2016 Wayward Pines (TV Series)
Sheriff Pope
- Enemy Lines (2016) ... Sheriff Pope
- Choices (2015) ... Sheriff Pope
- Our Town, Our Law (2015) ... Sheriff Pope
- Do Not Discuss Your Life Before (2015) ... Sheriff Pope
- Where Paradise Is Home (2015) ... Sheriff Pope
 2016 Term Life
Braydon
 2015 Madonna: Ghosttown (Video short)
 2014 House of Bodies
Starks
 2014 St. Vincent
Zucko
 2014/II Lullaby
Doctor Crier
 2014 Sabotage
Julius 'Sugar' Edmonds
 2013 The Best Man Holiday
Quentin
 2013 Prisoners
Franklin Birch
 2013/I The Butler
Howard
 2013 Dead Man Down
Alphonse
 2013 Movie 43
Coach Jackson (segment "Victory's Glory")
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Billy
- I Ka Wa Mamua (2012) ... Billy
 2012 The Company You Keep
FBI Agent Cornelius
 2012 On the Road
Walter
 2012 Red Tails
Colonel A.J. Bullard
 2011 Winnie Mandela
Nelson Mandela
 2010-2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
Jonah Dekker
- Van Nuys (2011) ... Jonah Dekker
- El Sereno (2011) ... Jonah Dekker
- Plummer Park (2011) ... Jonah Dekker
- Angel's Knoll (2011) ... Jonah Dekker
- Big Rock Mesa (2011) ... Jonah Dekker
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Jonah Dekker
- Reparations (2011) ... Jonah Dekker
 2011 The Ledge
Det. Hollis Lucetti
 2011 Ghost of New Orleans
Drag Hammerman
 2010 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Elmo Slide Dancer
- Music Magic (2010) ... Elmo Slide Dancer
 2009 The Princess and the Frog
James (voice)
 2009 Fighting
Harvey Boarden
 2009 For All Mankind (Short)
Mayor of Conshohocken
 2008 Iron Man (Video Game)
Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (voice)
 2008 Iron Man
Rhodey
 2007 The Perfect Holiday
Bah Humbug
 2007 Awake
Dr. Jack Harper
 2007 August Rush
Richard Jeffries
 2007 The Brave One
Detective Mercer
 2007 The Hunting Party
Duck
 2007 Wifey (TV Movie)
Ray Millions
 2007 Pride
Jim Ellis
 2006 Idlewild
Trumpy
 2005 Animal (Video)
Darius Allen
 2005 Four Brothers
Lt. Green
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie)
Amos Hicks
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Bill Crosby (as Terrance Dashon Howard)
 2005 Hustle & Flow
Djay
 2005 The Salon
Patrick
 2004/I Ray
Gossie McGee (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2004/I Crash
Cameron
 2003 Love Chronicles
T-Roy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2002-2003 Soul Food (TV Series)
Benny Jones
- The New Math (2003) ... Benny Jones
- Emotional Collateral (2002) ... Benny Jones
 2003 Biker Boyz
Chu Chu (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2003 Street Time (TV Series)
Lucius Mosley
- Lockdown (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Gone (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Get Up, Stand Up (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- The Whole Truth (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Fly Girl (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2002 Fastlane (TV Series)
Alton White
- Things Done Changed (2002) ... Alton White
 2002 Hart's War
Lt. Lincoln A. Scott
 2002 Ashanti: Foolish (Short)
Boyfriend
 2001 Glitter
Timothy Walker
 2001 Intimate Affairs
Lorenz
 2001 Angel Eyes
Robby
 2001 Boycott (TV Movie)
Ralph Abernathy
 2000 Big Momma's House
Lester Vesco (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2000 King of the World (TV Movie)
Cassius Clay
 1999 The Best Man
Quentin
 1999 Best Laid Plans
Jimmy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1998-1999 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
A.J. Foreman / Lonnie
- What's Up, Chuck? (1999) ... A.J. Foreman (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Hammer Time (1998) ... Lonnie (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1999 Valerie Flake
Hitchhiker (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1998 Butter
Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1998 The Players Club
K.C. (as Terence Howard)
 1996-1998 Sparks (TV Series)
Greg Sparks
- Blind Justice (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
- Till Your Well Runs Dry (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
- Cain and Abel Sparks (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
- She's Having My Baby (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
- Flirting with Disaster (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
 1998 Spark
Byron (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini-Series)
Lincoln
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Lincoln (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Lincoln (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1997 Double Tap
Ulysses
 1996 Johns
Jimmy the Warlock (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1996 Sunset Park
Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)
 1995 Mr. Holland's Opus
Louis Russ
 1995 Shadow-Ops (TV Movie)
Rio (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Buster
- Buster and Claudia (1995) ... Buster
 1995 Dead Presidents
Cowboy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1995 Lotto Land
Warren (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1995 The O.J. Simpson Story (TV Movie)
Young A.C
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Malik
- Elective Conduct (1994) ... Malik
- Enemy Lines (1994) ... Malik
 1994 Getting By (TV Series)
Herbert
- My Brilliant Career (1994) ... Herbert (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1994 Family Matters (TV Series)
John
- Opposites Attract (1994) ... John (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1994 Coach (TV Series)
Johnny Williams
- Blue Chip Blues (1994) ... Johnny Williams (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
Brendan King
- The Hand That Robs the Cradle (1994) ... Brendan King (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1993 Who's the Man?
Customer (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1993 Tall Hopes (TV Series)
Chester Harris
- Fantasy Girl (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Shorts, Laws, & Videotape (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Scalped (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Will Work for Credit (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Get the Jet (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream (TV Series)
Jackie Jackson
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Jackie Jackson (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Jackie Jackson (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
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Other Works:

Release of the music video for Johnny Cash's 2003 cover of "God's Gonna Cut You Down" (both the song and the video released posthumously); featuring appearances by (in order of appearance): David Allan Coe; Iggy Pop; Kanye West; Chris Martin; Kris Kristofferson; Patti Smith; Terrence Howard; Flea; Q-Tip; Adam Levine; Chris Rock... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Terence Howard | Terrance Dashon Howard | Terrence DaShon Howard | Terrence DaShown Howard | Terrence Dashon Howard

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

You know, it goes without saying that things are different for people of color. I work to pay the bills, not to listen to the hype. I've been the next big thing in this business for a few years. It's funny to me when I hear it now, because I know the way it works. I'm not confused. See more »

Trivia:

Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania See more »

Trademark:

Deep, quivery voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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