Who is Terrence Howard?

Terrence Howard is an American actor, a rapper, and a musician who gained immense popularity with the role of Djay in the 2005 American drama movie, ‘Hustle and Flow’. Likewise, he is also known for the role of Cameron Thayer in the 2004 American crime drama movie, ‘Crash’ and for the role of Quentin Spivey in the 1999 romantic comedy-drama movie, ‘The Best Man’. He has won numerous award nominations including the Academy Award nomination and has also won numerous awards and accolades throughout his entire acting career.

Quick Infos
Full NameTerrence Dashon Howard
Date of birthMarch 11, 1969
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
Parent(s)Anita Hawkins Williams
Tyrone Howard
OccupationActor, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
SpouseLori McCommas (Divorced)
Michelle Ghent (Divorced)
Miranda Pak (Divorced)
Age51 years
Height6 ft
Net worthUS $5 million

Terrence Howard

Bio, Age, and Parents

Terrence Howard’s full name is Terrence Dashon Howard. He was born on 11 March 1969 in Chicago, Illinois to mother, Anita Williams, and to father, Tyrone Howard. Childhood was not so easy for the actor as he suffered physical beatings from his abusive father and also had to witness an unfortunate incident in which his father stabbed and killed another person. For this violent act, his father was charged with manslaughter and sent to jail. His parents split after his release and he was then raised by his great grandmother. Besides this, Terrence Howard is currently 51 years old with the zodiac sign of Pisces.


Nationality, Height, and Weight

Terrence Howard holds an American nationality and descends from African and Anglo ancestry through his biracial parents. He practices the Jehovah’s Witness religion and is a millenarian restorationist Christian. Besides this, he stands at a height of 6 feet (1.84m/184cms) tall and weighs around 82kgs (180lbs). Moreover, he has a slim body figure with a pair of blue colored eyes and black colored hair.



Terrence Howard studied and graduated from the Pratt Institute, a private university located in Brooklyn, New York.


Personal Life, Spouse, and Children

Terrence Howard was married to Lori McCommas in the year 1989 with whom he divorced and married again in the year 2005. They were blessed with three children, Aubrey Howard, Heaven Howard, and Hunter Howard. Terrence Howard experienced the joy of becoming a grandfather through Aubrey’s side when she was blessed with a grandson and a granddaughter.

However, he separated from Lori in the year 2007 and then got married to Michelle Ghent in the year 2010 and then separated in the year 2013. Later, in the year 2013, he dated and married model and restaurateur, Mira Pak with whom he has two sons, Qirin Love and Hero Howard. Unfortunately, the marriage ended in the year 2015, and are scheduled to remarry sometime in the near future.

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Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Terrence Howard is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@theterrencehoward) has over 800 thousand followers and his official Twitter account (@terrencehoward) has over 260 thousand followers. Moreover, he has over 2.8 million followers with well over 346 thousand likes on his official Facebook page (@terrencehoward).



Movies and Iron Man Facts

Terrence Howard gave his debut performance in the year 1993 when he played a small role in the thriller comedy movie, ‘Who’s the Man?’ followed by the role of Warren in the 1995 movie, ‘Lotto Land’. Likewise, he has starred in movies like ‘Dead Presidents’ and ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus’ in the year 1995, ‘Sunset Park’ and ’Johns’ in the year 1996, ‘Double Tap’ in the year 1997, ‘Butter’, ‘Spark’ and ‘The Players Club’ in the year 1998 and ‘Valerie Flake’ and ‘Best Laid Plans’ in the year 1999. The same year, he received widescale recognition with the role of Quentin Spivey in the romantic comedy-drama movie, ‘The Best Man’.

Following the success of this role, he went on to star in movies like ‘Big Momma’s House’, ‘Love to Beat the Hell Outta Me’ and ‘Muhammad Ali – King of the World’ in the year 2000, ‘Angel Eyes’ and ‘Glitter’ in the year 2001, ‘Hart’s War’ and ‘Investigating Sex’ in the year 2002 and ‘Love Chronicles’ and ‘Biker Boyz’ in the year 2003. In the year 2004, Terrence Howard gained immense popularity with the role of Cameron Thayer in the American crime drama movie, ‘Crash’ and with the role of Gossie McKee in the American biographical movie, ‘Ray’.

Similarly, he went on to star as Patrick in the 2005 comedy-drama movie, ‘The Salon’ before having success with the role of Djay in the 2005 American drama movie, ‘Hustle and Flow’. Furthermore, he has appeared in movies like ‘Four Brothers’ and ‘Animal’ in the year 2005, ‘Idlewild’ in the year 2006, ‘Pride’, ‘The Hunting Party’, ‘The Brave One’, ‘August Rush’ and ‘Awake’ in the year 2007, ‘Iron Man’ in the year 2008, ‘The Princess and the Frog’ in the year 2009, ‘The Company You Keep’ in the year 2012, ‘Lullaby’ in the year 2014 and ‘Cardboard Boxer’ in the year 2016.

His recent work came in the year 2020 when he played the role of the Saint in the American action heist movie, ‘Cut Throat City’.

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Television Shows and Series

Terrence Howard made his debut on television with the role of Jackie Jackson in the 1992 American miniseries, ‘The Jacksons: An American Dream’. He has also played the role of Young A.C. in the 1995 American drama movie, ‘The O.J. Simpsons Story’ and the role of Cassius Clay in the 2000 American television movie, ‘King of the World’.

Moreover, he has also played the award-winning role of Ralph in 2001 American made for television biographical drama movie, ‘Boycott’ and the role of Bill Crosby in the 2005 American play, ‘Lackawanna Blues’. Furthermore, he has also starred as Amos Hicks in the 2005 American Broadcasting Company television movie, ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’.



Terrence Howard has won two BET Awards and two Black Reel awards along with numerous movie critics society awards throughout his entire acting career. He was won a total of 34 awards and accolades in his professional career.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Terrence Howard has an approximate net worth of $5 million.