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 Hustle & Flow
Prisoners
Ray
St. Vincent
Lackawanna Blues
Crash
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 88% Triumph Coach Cutting (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
69% 39% Cut Throat City The Saint (Character) $855.9K 2020
23% 80% Gully Mr. Christmas (Character) - 2019
38% 53% Cardboard Boxer Pope (Character) - 2016
0% 31% Term Life Braydon (Character) $13.0K 2016
77% 78% St. Vincent Zucko (Character) $44.1M 2014
74% 59% Take Me to the River Narrator $27.3K 2014
30% 54% Lullaby Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 40% 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
72% 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% 58% Red Tails Col. A.J. Bullard (Character) $49.9M 2012
No Score Yet 28% Little Murder Drag Hammerman (Character) - 2011
19% 56% Winnie Nelson Mandela (Character) $61.8K 2011
14% 48% 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
44% 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
16% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Barna (Character) $31.0M 2005
No Score Yet 20% 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
59% 48% Hart's War Lt. Lincoln A. Scott (Character) $19.1M 2002
No Score Yet 30% Investigating Sex Lorenz (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 78% Boycott Ralph Abernathy (Character) - 2001
6% 48% Glitter Timothy Walker (Character) $4.3M 2001
33% 45% 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
No Score Yet 78% The Best Man Quentin (Character) $34.1M 1999
43% 38% 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
45% 78% Dead Presidents Cowboy (Character) $24.1M 1995

TV

Credit
84% 48% Empire Lucious Lyon (Character) 2015-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2019
No Score Yet 33% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 81% Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 8% 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 No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2016
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 No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet 55% 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 Today Music Performer,
Guest
2008 2010 2013 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2012-2013
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 No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009 2012-2013
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2009-2010 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan Tonight Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 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 No Score Yet Urban Style Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian McKnight Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soundstage Music Performer 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2008
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
No Score Yet 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 90% Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tall Hopes Chester Harris (Character) 1993