Terrence was born to Anita Jeanine Williams and Tyrone Howard on March 11, 1969, at Illinois, Chicago. His independent journey started before finishing his high school, as he was casting a role in ‘The Cosby Show’ for which he auditioned. He joined in an American Airlines, for traveling to audition places. Terrence begin big-screen entrance through ‘The Jackson’s: An American Dream’ in the year 1992 playing the lead role as Jackie Jackson. The movie was produced by American Broadcast Company. As he was in singing too, he appeared in Ashanti’s’ music video ‘Foolish’ in 2002 and ‘Be Without You’ done by ‘Mary J. Blige. He produced the movie ‘Pride’ in 2007 in which he acted also, and for that he was nominated for ‘NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor In a Motion Picture.’
Terrence Dashon Howard was married four times and divorced the same. He has two daughters and tow sons; Aubrey, Hunter, Heavenly and Qirin Love. He had been jailed once for misbehavior in plane, so when the flight got landed he under custody of Cleveland Police department.
His performance in ‘Wayward Pines’ in 2015, a television series earned him credits. After that, his role as Lucious Lyon in ‘Empire’ won him ‘BET Award for the Best Actor’ in 2015. An album titled ‘Rebel Heart’ a video song ‘Ghosttown’ was released the same year.
Films he performed, ‘Hustle & Flow’ (2005) grant him ‘BET Awards for Best Actor’, ‘Black Reel Award’ for best actor, ‘BFCA Award for Best Song’, ‘Satellite Award for best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy’, ‘Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award’ and ‘Austin Film Critics Association Award’ for Best Breakthrough performance in this movie. He was nominated for ‘Academy Award’, ‘Golden Globe Award’, ‘NAACP Image Award’ and ‘Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award’ for best actor in this movie.
Other’s include, ‘Four Brothers’ (2005), ‘
’ (2008) where another actor replaced him in later sequels, but voiced for video games of the movie. He also acted in ‘Fighting’ and ‘The Princess and the Frog’ in 2009, ‘Little Murder’, ‘The Ledge’. In 2011, he performed as ‘Nelson Mandela’ in the movie Winnie Mandela.
In the year 1994, Terrence appeared in TV series such as, ‘Family Matters’, ‘Living Single’, and ‘Coach’.