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Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career after being discovered on a New York City street by a casting director. Soon, he followed with several notable TV appearances on shows such as Living Single (1993), NYPD Blue (1993) and Soul Food (2000). He became well known for his lead role in the UPN TV series Sparks (1996).Howard broke onto the big screen with his riveting performance in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995). Howard's most memorable performances to date are of scene-stealing characters such as "Cowboy" in the Hughes brother's film Dead Presidents (1995) and as "Quentin" in Malcolm D. Lee's Independent film The Best Man (1999). The latter earning him a NAACP Image Award, Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Chicago Film Critics Award nomination.A self taught musician, Howard plays both the piano and the guitar. You can see Terrence display his musical talents opposite Jamie Foxx in this year's breakout film Ray (2004). A promising songwriter, Howard's lyrics are soon to be acquired by some of today's biggest artists.In addition to his musical talents, Howard also has a strong interest in science.

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Mar 11, 1969 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series Wayward Pines 2015-05-14

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 38 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Wayward Pines
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Poster of Hawaii Five-0
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Unknown 2015-03-30
Wayward Pines Sheriff Pope 2015-05-14
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Oprah Prime Unknown 2012-01-01
Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
Law & Order: LA Jonah Dekker 16 episodes, 2010-2011 2010-09-29
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern Unknown 2006-11-01
Fastlane Unknown 2002-09-18
Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Picket Fences Unknown 1992-09-18
Coach Unknown 1989-02-28
Family Matters Unknown 1989-09-22
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
ABC News Nightline Unknown 1980-03-24
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21