Terrence Howard

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Terrence Howard Basic Information

Stage Name: Terrence Howard/ Lucious Lyon/ Rhodey Rhodes
Real Name: Terrence Dashon Howard
Occupation: Actor, Businessman and Social Media Personality
Date Of Birth/Age: 11 March 1969 (54 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Separated
Education: Pratt Institute
Height: 6Ft
Net Worth: $5M

Terrence Howard Biography

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Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 11, 1969, to biracial parents Tyrone and Anita Howard. Terrence’s ancestry is African and English, and his great-grandmother was the famous actress Minnie Gentry. Terrence had a challenging childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, where he suffered physical abuse from his father, who was later convicted of manslaughter and served an 11-month jail sentence. Terrence’s parents divorced after his father’s release, and his great-grandmother raised him until she died in 1993 at 77. Terrence began his studies in chemical engineering at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, but after two years, he dropped out to pursue acting. He started with minor roles in various TV shows to kick-start his acting career.



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Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, in the USA, to Tyrone Howard and Anita Howard. He had an unpleasant childhood as his parents used to be abusive towards him. At just the age of two, he witnessed his father stab a man, leading to his father’s imprisonment for manslaughter. After his father’s release, his parents divorced. Howard separated from his parents at 16, after which he supported himself through welfare. At 18, he moved to New York to pursue his acting career.


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Terrence Howard has five siblings. Terrence was born as the second child of his parents. His brothers and sisters are Tyrone Howard, Antonio Howard, Terrelle Howard, Arriana and Darnell Williams. Antonio, Terrell, and Tyrone Howard Jr. are his biological siblings. There’s no detailed information concerning some of his siblings.

Tyrone Jr. lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his family. He graduated from Lincoln-West High School and was a control panel builder at Sigma Thermal. Terrelle Howard is also based in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and children. He is happily married to Andrea Christina Howard. Antonio resides in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children. He has two sons, and the elder is named Antonio Howard II.

Darnell is the younger half-brother of Terrence. He was born to Robert Williams and Anita Hawkins Williams. 2004, Darnell enrolled in Gateway School District for his high school education and successfully graduated in 2009. Currently, Williams resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ariana is the younger half-sister of Terrence Howard. She is the only daughter of Anita Hawkins Williams and Robert Williams, born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Out of all Terrence’s siblings, Ariana is perhaps the most private. Her personal and professional life remains largely undisclosed to the public.


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Hollywood, California – September 24: Terrence Howard, Mira Pak, Qirin Love Howard, And Hero Howard Attend The Ceremony Honouring Terrence Howard With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame On September 24, 2019 In Hollywood, California. (Photo By Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Filmmagic)

He has five children from three different relationships: Aubrey, Heaven, Hunter, Qirin Love, and Hero.

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Terrence Howard’s grandchildren are Hazel Gayle and Adrian Gayle. Both of his grandkids are the children of his daughter, Aubrey Howard.


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Pasadena, California – February 25: (L-R) Mira Pak Howard And Terrence Howard Attend The 54Th Naacp Image Awards At Pasadena Civic Auditorium On February 25, 2023 In Pasadena, California. (Photo By Johnny Nunez/Getty Images For Bet)

Terrence has been married a total of five times to three different partners. In 1994, Lori McCommas and Terrence Howard got married. Two daughters and a son were born to them. After divorcing in 2003, the couple remarried in 2005. They divorced once more in 2007, though. Michelle Ghent, his second wife, and Howard were married in 2010. In February 2011, Ghent filed for divorce. In December 2011, Ghent asked for a restraining order, alleging that Howard had assaulted her physically. Their divorce was finally finalized in May 2013. Still, the divorce agreement was overturned in 2015 after the judge determined that Howard had been coerced into signing it after Ghent threatened to sell nude photos of him and other personal information. He married his third wife, Mira Pak, in the latter part of 2013 and has two sons, born in 2015 and 2016.


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Terrence Howard’s breakthrough role was in 1992, playing Jackie Jackson in the TV miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream”. He gained popularity and praise for his performances in the movies “Dead Presidents” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus” in 1995. He then appeared in a supporting role in the successful romantic comedy “The Best Man” in 1999, which won several awards and accolades. For his part, Howard was recognized with the “NAACP Image Award” for Outstanding Supporting Actor. He appeared in various other movies after his debut, including ‘Angel Eyes’ (2001), ‘Hart’s War’ (2002), and ‘Biker Boyz’ (2003). He gained international recognition for his role in the 2004 Oscar-winning drama film ‘Crash’. His performance earned him several awards, including the ‘Black Reel Award’ for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2005, he played the lead role in the Oscar-winning film ‘Hustle & Flow’ which won him many hearts and several awards. He received the ‘The Black Reel Award’ and the ‘Satellite Award’ for Best Actor. In 2008, he released his first studio album ‘Shine Through It’. The album had eleven tracks, all written or co-written by Howard, and was a mix of several genres. Although it was a mild success, it peaked at No. 31 on the US Billboard 200. The same year, he also played a supporting role in the well-known superhero movie ‘Iron Man’ and lent his voice to the ‘Iron Man video game.
One of Terrence Howard’s most significant roles on TV was in the drama series Empire’ in 2015. He received the ‘BET Award for Best Actor’ and several other award nominations for his performance. Some of his recent movies include ‘Dead Man Down’ (2013), ‘House of Bodies’ (2013), ‘Sabotage’ (2014), and ‘Term Life’ (2016). ‘Crash’, directed by Paul Haggis, is one of the most significant movies in Howard’s career. The 2004 American drama revolves around social and racial issues in Los Angeles and stars famous actors such as Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, and Brendan Fraser. Howard played Cameron Thayer in the film and received several awards and nominations for his performance. Although the film wasn’t a commercial success, it received mostly positive reviews.
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One of Howard’s most successful works is the Oscar-winning movie “Hustle & Flow,” directed by Craig Brewer. The film follows Howard’s character, a pimp and drug dealer, as he tries to find fulfilment by pursuing a career in rap music. Howard’s portrayal earned him numerous accolades, and the movie was a massive hit, even receiving an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
In the 2008 superhero movie “Iron Man,” he had a significant role. The movie, directed by Jon Favreau, featured famous actors like Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Howard. It was a commercial success, grossing over $585 million. Howard’s portrayal of James Rhodes earned him a nomination for the Black Reel Awards. The movie received two Oscar nominations as well. Two sequels were released in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

In a 2015 Rolling Stone interview, Terrence Howard once disclosed that he had created his logical language, called Terryology, but had not yet shared it with the public until he obtained a patent. He stated that this unique language would demonstrate that “1 × 1 = 2.” However, in 2017, Howard publicly shared his “proof” of this claim on Twitter, which was heavily criticized for its numerous logical fallacies and flawed reasoning.

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The Smoking Gun reported Howard’s arrest in 2001 for several charges associated with a violent assault on his ex-first wife, including simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment, and stalking in February 2009. Police reports state that after an argument on the phone, he drove to her house, forced entry by breaking in doors, and chased her outside, where he fistedly punched her twice in the face. When Howard’s brother intervened, the vicious attack came to an end. He entered a guilty plea to disturbing the peace in 2002. The Smoking Gun claims that Howard was also taken into custody for assaulting a Continental Airlines flight attendant after refusing to return to his seat while the seat belt sign was on.
On December 5, 2011, a judge granted a restraining order to Howard’s then-wife, Michelle Ghent, based on her allegations he had injured her physically, once broke her computer in half, repeatedly threatened her, and stalked her over the phone and online. Ghent obtained a second restraining order against him in August 2013 after appearing in court sporting what she claims is a black eye. Howard acknowledged hitting his first wife in 2001 during an interview with Rolling Stone in September 2015. He said, “She was talking to me real strong, and I lost my mind and slapped her in front of the kids.”

The most notable television project for Terrence Howard is the American musical drama series “Empire.” The series, which debuted on Fox Network in January 2015, centres on a New York-based music and entertainment company whose founders’ family members are in a power struggle over the business. The main character, Lucious Lyon, played by Howard, has long held the CEO position of the company. Along with receiving several other nominations, his performance earned him the “BET Award” for Best Actor.

Net Worth

Terrence is believed to have an estimated $ 5 million net worth.


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Terrence Howard With Cadillac Escalade During 2006 Park City – General Motors In Park City – Terrence Howard In Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo By L. Busacca/Wireimage)

He owns a Cadillac Escalade, amongst other high-end vehicles in his possession.


Howard reportedly owns a house close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Furthermore, it asserts that Terrence Howard and his family have a home in Los Angeles, California, in the United States.

Movies & TV Shows

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His first significant roles were in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland’s Opus. A series of television and film roles between 2004 and 2006 helped Howard gain notoriety. He announced that he was giving up acting in December 2022.

Terrence Howard’s most notable television performance was in the American musical drama series “Empire.” The show, which debuted on Fox Network in January 2015, centres on a music and entertainment company in New York whose founders’ family members battle for control of the business. Lucious Lyon, the organization’s longtime CEO, is portrayed by Howard in the lead role. His performance and several other nominations earned him the “BET Award for Best Actor.” In 2015, he also appeared in the first season of the TV show Wayward Pines as Sheriff Arnold Pope, who later played a supporting role in the second and third seasons.

Terrence Howard has received numerous nominations and awards for his outstanding acting abilities. These include the “National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance for his role in the 2004 film Crash, the “BET Award” for Best Actor for his role in the TV series Empire (2015), and the “NAACP Image Award” for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role in the 1999 film “The Best Man.”
Others include Dead Presidents (1995 Crime, Drama, War, Action, Thriller), The Butler (2013 Drama, Biography), Four Brothers (2005 Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Action, Crime), St. Vincent (2014 Comedy, Drama), Iron Man (2008 Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action), Ray (2004 Music, Drama, Biography), Hustle & Flow (2005 Music, Drama, Crime), August Rush (2007 Music, Drama),  etc.

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