|Name: Terrence Howard
Birth Name: Terrence Dashon Howard
Birthdate: Mar. 11, 1969
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
1-MINUTE RESUME FOR TERRENCE HOWARD
After a casting director discovered Howard on a New York street, he landed roles in notable TV series like The Cosby Show. He then received his first breakout film role in 1995's Mr. Holland's Opus. Gradually, Howard developed a reputation for portraying provocative supporting characters, such as in Dead Presidents and The Best Man. Though his piano-playing role in Ray was overshadowed by close pal, Jamie Foxx's performance, Howard is a self-taught musician with enormous talent. And in 2005, not only does he exhibit superb rapping skills, Howard delivers a strong lead performance in Hustle & Flow, earning him his first Oscar nomination.
1. At the age of 3, he witnessed his father stab a man in self-defense. His father served 5 years for manslaughter.
2. Both of his parents are of mixed Caucasian and African-American descent.
3. He spent one night in jail in 2000 for allegedly assaulting a flight attendant.
4. He was raised in a Jehovah's Witness household.
5. He attended Pratt Institute and received a degree in chemical engineering.
Upon learning of his 2006 Oscar nomination for Hustle & Flow: "I'm damn near 37 years old, and I'm jumping up and down on the bed like my 10-year-old. I was a wild man."
Wife: Lori Howard, married 1989; divorced 2003; remarried Feb. 2005; separated
Daughter: Heavenly, born circa 1997
2006: Nominated, Academy Award, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Hustle & Flow
2006: Nominated, Golden Globe, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama, Hustle & Flow
Iron Man - (2008) - Actor
Pride - (2007) - Actor
The Hunting Party - (2007) - Actor
The Brave One - (2007) - Actor
August Rush - (2007) - Actor
The Perfect Holiday - (2007) - Actor
Awake - (2007) - Actor
Idlewild - (2006) - Actor
Crash - (2005) - Actor
Hustle & Flow - (2005) - Actor
Four Brothers - (2005) - Actor
Their Eyes Were Watching God - (2005) - Actor
Lackawanna Blues - (2005) - Actor
Ray - (2004) - Actor
Animal - (2004) - Actor
Love Chronicles - (2003) - Actor
Hart's War - (2002) - Actor
Investigating Sex - (2002) - Actor
Angel Eyes - (2001) - Actor
Glitter - (2001) - Actor
Big Momma's House - (2000) - Actor
Love Beat the Hell Outta Me - (2000) - Actor
The Best Man - (1999) - Actor
Never 2 Big (Butter) - (1998) - Actor
Double Tap - (1997) - Actor
Sunset Park - (1996) - Actor