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Terrence Howard

Highest Rated:   100% China Blue (2005)
Lowest Rated:   0% Term Life (2016)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Though Terrence Howard's great grandmother Minnie Gentry was a successful New York stage actress, Howard didn't venture onto the screen himself until the age of twenty. Raised in a multiracial Jehovah's Witness household, the young man studied chemical engineering at Pratt Institute before being discovered on the street in New York. This quickly led to appearances on such television shows as Coach, Street Legal, Living Single, and Picket Fences. His breakout role in 1995's Mr. Holland's Opus helped pave the way for Howard's film career, as did his critically acclaimed performance as Cowboy in the Hughes brothers film Dead Presidents. By the time he took the role of Quentin in 1999's The Best Man, Howard had established a reputation as an actor of both skill and integrity. The new millennium finally brought Howard work that showcased his talent and made him a well-known name, like his role in the Paul Haggis film Crash, as well as his work in the John Singleton's Four Brothers. He also attracted the spotlight on the small screen with parts in the acclaimed TV films Their Eyes Were Watching God with Halle Berry, and Lackawanna Blues with S. Epatha Merkerson. This set the stage for his career-making performance as a pimp desperate to create a new life for himself as a musician in Hustle & Flow, for which he earned an Oscar nomination. Over the coming years, Howard would remain a vital force on screen, appearing in several films, likeGet Rich or Die Tryin', Idlewild, Iron Man, and On the Road. In 2013, he played a supporting role in Lee Daniel's The Butler and reprised his role in The Best Man Holiday. Howard returned to television in Fox's smash-hit Empire, playing music mogul Lucious Lyon.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ghost of New Orleans (Little Murder)
  • Drag Hammerman
2017
38% Cardboard Boxer
  • Pope
2016
0% Term Life
  • Braydon
$13.5k 2016
No Score Yet The Best Man Wedding
  • Quentin
2016
77% St. Vincent
  • Zucko
$33.5M 2014
71% Take Me to the River
  • Narrator
$69.1k 2014
31% Lullaby
  • Doctor Crier
2014
20% Sabotage
  • Julius "Sugar" Edmonds
$8.2M 2014
70% The Best Man Holiday
  • Quentin Spivey
2013
81% Prisoners
  • Franklin Birch
$61M 2013
No Score Yet Winnie (Winnie Mandela)
  • Nelson Mandela
2013
14% Winnie Mandela
  • Nelson Mandela
$62.3k 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Howard
$116.7M 2013
No Score Yet House Of Bodies
  • Detective Starks
2013
54% The Company You Keep
  • FBI Agent Cornelius
$5.2M 2013
38% Dead Man Down
  • Alphonse
$10.9M 2013
4% Movie 43
  • Coach Jackson
$8.8M 2013
No Score Yet In the Woods (The Being Experience)
  • Actor
2013
40% Red Tails
  • Colonel A.J. Bullard
$49.5M 2012
14% The Ledge
  • Hollis Lucetti
$5.7k 2011
No Score Yet ITW Pathway
  • Actor
2010
85% The Princess and the Frog
  • James
$104.4M 2009
39% Fighting
  • Harvey Boarden
$23.1M 2009
No Score Yet Arusi Persian Wedding
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Recycle
  • Actor
2008
94% Iron Man
  • Rhodey
$318.3M 2008
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Dream in Doubt
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Soundstage - B.B. King: Live
  • Actor
2008
16% The Perfect Holiday
  • Bah-Humbug
$5.8M 2007
23% Awake
  • Dr. Jack Harper
$14.3M 2007
37% August Rush
  • Richard Jeffries
$31.6M 2007
43% The Brave One
  • Mercer
$36.9M 2007
53% The Hunting Party
  • Duck
$0.8M 2007
12% The Salon
  • Patrick
$92.9k 2007
45% Pride
  • Jim Ellis
  • Executive Producer
$7.1M 2007
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2007
83% Independent Lens
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Lakshmi and Me
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2006
84% Independent Lens
  • Actor
2006
48% Idlewild
  • Trumpy
$12.6M 2006
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2006
50% Independent Lens
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Sentenced Home
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2006
16% Get Rich or Die Tryin'
  • Bama
$30.9M 2005
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Animal
  • Darius
2005
100% China Blue
  • Actor
2005
53% Four Brothers
  • Lt. Green
$74.5M 2005
82% Hustle & Flow
  • Djay
$22.2M 2005
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Amos Hicks
2005
71% Lackawanna Blues
  • Bill
2005
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • Actor
2005
81% Ray
  • Gossie McKee
$2.9k 2004
75% Crash
  • Cameron
$55.4M 2004
No Score Yet Love Chronicles
  • T-Roy
2003
23% Biker Boyz
  • Chu Chu
$21.8M 2003
No Score Yet Investigating Sex
  • Lorenz
2002
60% Hart's War
  • Scott
$19.1M 2002
7% Glitter
  • Timothy
$3.9M 2001
33% Angel Eyes
  • Robby
$23.8M 2001
No Score Yet Boycott
  • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy
2000
No Score Yet Love Beat the Hell Outta Me
  • Executive Producer
  • Chris
2000
30% Big Momma's House
  • Lester
$0.5M 2000
No Score Yet Muhammad Ali: King of the World
  • Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali
2000
No Score Yet The Bestman
  • Actor
1999
72% The Best Man
  • Quentin
1999
43% Best Laid Plans
  • Jimmy
1999
No Score Yet Valerie Flake
  • hitchhiker
1999
31% The Players Club
  • K.C.
1998
No Score Yet Never 2 Big
  • Dexter Banks
1998
54% Johns
  • Jimmy the Warlock
1997
No Score Yet Spark
  • Byron
1997
13% Sunset Park
  • Spaceman
1996
74% Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Louis Russ
1995
45% Dead Presidents
  • Cowboy
1995
No Score Yet The O.J. Simpson Story
  • Young A.C.
1995
43% Who's the Man?
  • Customer
1993
No Score Yet The Jacksons: An American Dream
  • Jackie
1992
No Score Yet The Crusaders
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
85% Empire
2015
  • Lucious Lyon
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2011
58% Wayward Pines
2015-2016
  • Sheriff Pope
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
  • Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Billy
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Jonah Dekker
  • 2011
57% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
  • Jonah Dekker
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Host (Season 5-9)
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Derrick Lonnie
  • 1999
  • 1998

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