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      Terrence Howard

      Terrence Howard

      Highest Rated: 94% Iron Man (2008)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 11, 1969

      Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

      Terrence Howard was an Oscar-nominated actor who was best known for his roles in films like "Hustle & Flow" (2005) and "Iron Man" (2008), as well as his starring role on the Fox hip hop drama series "Empire" (Fox, 2015- ). Born in Chicago and raised in Cleveland, Howard grew up in a somewhat troubled household. His father was physically abusive and when Terrence was two his dad was convicted of manslaughter for stabbing a man after he cut in line to see Santa Claus at a Cleveland Department Store. His father would go on to serve 11 months in prison. Howard's parents divorced shortly after his father arrived home from prison so young Terrence would spend much of his time being raised by his great grandmother. Howard's great grandmother just happened to be a respected New York stage actress by the name of Minnie Gentry, who introduced Howard to acting when he was a young boy. As it would happen, Howard would later go on to be discovered by a casting agent while walking the streets of New York, thus setting his fledgling acting career into motion. Howard nabbed his first major role in 1992 when he played Jackie Jackson on the ABC miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream" (ABC, 1992). From there he would go on to appear in guest spots on shows like "Living Single" (Fox, 1993-98), "Coach" (ABC, 1989-1997), and "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-1998). Then in 1995 Howard nabbed his first big break when he appeared in the Oscar-nominated film "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995). Howard continued nabbing film roles over the next several years, most notably "The Best Man" (1999), "Hart's War" (2002), and "Crash" (2004). In 2005 Howard played an aspiring rap star in the music drama "Hustle & Flow." The film was widely acclaimed and earned Howard his first Oscar nod. Howard's next big role came in 2008 when he played Rhodey in the superhero film "Iron Man." Howard continued appearing in films over the next several years, before returning to television in 2015 as the star of the Fox hip hop drama "Empire." The series was a hit with audiences, and even further cemented Howard's status as one of the most versatile actors of his generation. The sixth season of "Empire" premiered in September of 2019, with Howard reprising his role as Luscious Lyon.

      Highest rated movies

      Iron Man poster Iron Man Hustle & Flow poster Hustle & Flow Prisoners poster
      Prisoners
      Ray poster Ray St. Vincent poster
      St. Vincent
      Lackawanna Blues poster
      Lackawanna Blues
      Crash poster
      Crash
      The Best Man poster The Best Man

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      40% 45% The System Bones (Character) - 2022
      21% 67% The Walk Lamont Robbins (Character) - 2022
      40% 90% Triumph Coach Cutting (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2021
      70% 40% Cut Throat City The Saint (Character) $855.9K 2020
      25% 80% Gully Mr. Christmas (Character) - 2019
      38% 54% Cardboard Boxer Pope (Character) - 2016
      0% 32% Term Life Braydon (Character) $13.0K 2016
      78% 78% St. Vincent Zucko (Character) $44.1M 2014
      75% 59% Take Me to the River Narrator $27.3K 2014
      30% 54% Lullaby Unknown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 43% Sabotage Julius "Sugar" Edmonds (Character) $10.5M 2014
      No Score Yet 16% House of Bodies Starks (Character) - 2013
      70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Quentin (Character) $70.5M 2013
      81% 87% Prisoners Franklin Birch (Character) $61.0M 2013
      71% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Howard (Character) $116.6M 2013
      41% 47% Dead Man Down Alphonse (Character) $10.9M 2013
      4% 24% Movie 43 Coach Jackson (Character) $8.8M 2013
      54% 45% The Company You Keep FBI Agent Cornelius (Character) $5.1M 2012
      40% 57% Red Tails Col. A.J. Bullard (Character) $49.9M 2012
      No Score Yet 29% Little Murder Drag Hammerman (Character) - 2011
      19% 57% Winnie Nelson Mandela (Character) $61.8K 2011
      14% 47% The Ledge Hollis (Character) $5.2K 2011
      85% 74% The Princess and the Frog James (Voice) - 2009
      39% 36% Fighting Harvey Boarden (Character) $23.0M 2009
      94% 91% Iron Man Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes (Character) $318.3M 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita Self - 2007
      19% 52% The Perfect Holiday Bah-Humbug (Character) $5.8M 2007
      23% 54% Awake Dr. Jack Harper (Character) $14.4M 2007
      37% 82% August Rush Richard Jeffries (Character) $31.7M 2007
      43% 64% The Brave One Det. Mercer (Character) $36.8M 2007
      55% 67% The Hunting Party Duck (Character) $876.7K 2007
      47% 72% Pride Jim Ellis (Character) $7.0M 2007
      No Score Yet 84% The World According to Sesame Street Unknown (Character) - 2006
      47% 66% Idlewild Trumpy (Character) $12.5M 2006
      No Score Yet 81% Their Eyes Were Watching God Amos Hicks (Character) - 2005
      12% 66% The Salon Patrick (Character) $92.4K 2005
      75% 91% Lackawanna Blues Bill Crosby (Character) - 2005
      17% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Barna (Character) $31.0M 2005
      No Score Yet 23% Animal Darius Allen (Character) - 2005
      52% 80% Four Brothers Lt. Green (Character) $74.5M 2005
      82% 82% Hustle & Flow Djay (Character) $22.2M 2005
      74% 88% Crash Cameron (Character) $54.6M 2004
      79% 87% Ray Gossie McKee (Character) $75.3M 2004
      No Score Yet 43% Love Chronicles T-Roy (Character) - 2003
      60% 48% Hart's War Lt. Lincoln A. Scott (Character) $19.1M 2002
      No Score Yet 31% Investigating Sex Lorenz (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 78% Boycott Ralph Abernathy (Character) - 2001
      6% 48% Glitter Timothy Walker (Character) $4.3M 2001
      32% 46% Angel Eyes Robby (Character) $24.0M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Beat the Hell Outta Me Chris (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 17% Muhammad Ali: King of the World Cassius Clay (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 27% Spark Byron (Character) - 1999
      72% 86% The Best Man Quentin (Character) $34.1M 1999
      43% 39% Best Laid Plans Jimmy (Character) $25.7K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Valerie Flake Hitchhiker (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 68% Butter Dexter Banks (Character) - 1998
      54% 57% Johns Jimmy the Warlock (Character) $106.0K 1996
      13% 83% Sunset Park Spaceman (Character) $9.0M 1996
      49% 78% Dead Presidents Cowboy (Character) $24.1M 1995

      TV

      Credit
      91% 94% The Best Man: The Final Chapters Unknown (Character) 2022
      84% 48% Empire Lucious Lyon (Character) 2015-2020
      No Score Yet 24% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013 2017-2018
      86% 81% Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2015 2017-2018
      72% 75% Electric Dreams George (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013 2017
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2012-2013 2016
      60% 67% Wayward Pines Sheriff Pope (Character),
      Sheriff Pope (Guest Star)
      2015-2016
      No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      59% 50% Law & Order: LA Deputy District Attorney Jonah "Joe" Dekker (Character) 2010-2011
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Deputy D.A. Jonah Dekker (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 2010
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soundstage Music Performer 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
      47% No Score Yet Fastlane Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      83% 83% NYPD Blue A.J. Foreman (Guest Star) 1998-1999
      9% No Score Yet Sparks Greg Sparks (Character) 1996-1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tall Hopes Chester Harris (Character) 1993