|Popular Name:||Terrence Howard|
|Real Name:||Terrence Dashon Howard|
|Birth Date:||11 March 1969|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States on|
Lori McCommas (m. 1994, div. 2003)
Lori McCommas (m. 2005, div. 2007)
Michelle Ghent (m. 2010, div. 2013)
Mira Pak (m. 2013, div. 2015)
|Years active:||1992 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
Terrence Howard Biography & Net Worth
Terrence Howard is an actor and singer who is best remembered for his Oscar-nominated performance in the film ‘Hustle & Flow’.
Having made his television debut in the miniseries ‘The Jacksons: An American Dream’ in 1992, he later played vital roles in a list of successful films including ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus‘, and ‘Dead Presidents’.
His most successful works to date are ‘Hustle & Flow,’ a drama film which won him many awards along with an Oscar nomination, and ‘Crash,’ another film for which he bagged many awards and award nominations.
Having been born into an abusive and violent family, Terrence had an unpleasant childhood where he had to endure physical abuse at the hands of his dad. Despite this, he never gave up on his goals and ambitions and pursued his dreams.
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After disconnecting himself from his family, he found his way to the beautiful city of New York and started his career journey. He first started having roles in small films before making it big with a role in the film ‘dead Presidents’.
In addition to his ability to act, Terrence is also skilful as a singer. His debut album, ‘Shine Through It’ was released in 2008. Containing eleven tracks, his album peaked at position 31 in the US Billboard 200 and won him attention and appreciation from music lovers.
Terrence Howard’s net worth is estimated to be worth several million according to reports obtained from several reputable sources.
Read on to know more about this gifted singer and actor, and also how he has managed to amass his wealth despite having to cross many obstacles in the early stages of his life.
Terrence Howard’s Early Life
Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States on 11 March 1969, to Anita Howard and Tyrone Howard. His childhood has been described as unpleasant as both his parents treated him badly and subjected him to various forms of physical abuse.
When he was just age two, he witnessed his father stab a man and was imprisoned for a while for manslaughter. His parents divorced after his father’s release, and he found himself separated from them at age 16.
This made him responsible for himself and he was forced to forge a path for himself. He left Illinois and moved to New York in search of greener pastures.
In Brooklyn New York, he enrolled at Pratt Institute with a major in chemical engineering. However, he dropped out two years in and started taking up small roles in films and shows.
Terrence Howard’s Career
In 1992, Howard was cast in the series ‘The Jacksons: An American Dream’. Three years after that, he made an appearance in the films;
Dead Presidents’ and ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus’, and his popularity began to shoot up. With more offers in hand, he went on to act in the films ‘Prisoners’, ‘St. Vincent’, ‘The Best Man’, ‘Big Momma’s House’, ‘August Rush’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Crash’, ‘Ray’, ‘Pride’, ‘Dead Man Down’, ‘Hustle & Flow’, ‘Four Brothers’, ‘The Salon’, ‘Animal’, and ‘Term Life.’ He has appeared in many TV shows like ‘Street Time,’ ‘Picket Fences,’ ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘Sparks,’ ‘Law & Order: LA,’ ‘Wayward Pines’, ‘Living Single, ‘Soul Food,’ and ‘Law & Order: SVU.’
His performances in made-for-television movies have also been appreciated and he has appeared in ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God,’ ‘Boycott,’ ‘King of the World,’ and ‘Lackawanna Blues.’
Terrence is the voice of James in the 2009 animated film ‘The Princess and the Frog.’ He has been seen in music videos for Mary J. Blige, Madonna, and Ashanti, and also appeared in a video game in 2008.
Terrence Howard Movies
- Iron Man (2008)
- Prisoners (2013)
- Crash (2004)
- Ray (2004)
- Hustle & Flow (2005)
- August Rush (2007)
- The Butler (2013)
- Four Brothers (2005)
- St. Vincent (2014)
- Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
Awards & Achievements
As an actor, Terrence Howard is best remembered for his Oscar-nominated performance in the film ‘Hustle & Flow’.
His most successful works are ‘Hustle & Flow,’ a drama film which won him many awards along an Oscar nomination, and ‘Crash,’ another film for which he bagged many awards and award nominations.
He has won two BET Awards, two Black Reel Awards, four NAACP Image Awards, Satellite Award, Hollywood Film Awards, Palm Springs International Film Festival Award, Online Films & Television Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Personal Life & Family
In 1994, Terrence Howard got married to his college sweetheart Lori McCommas. They divorced in 2003, but remarried two years after. They divorced for the last time in 2007 after three children namely; Hunter, Heaven, and Aubrey.
For three years until 2013, he was in a marriage with Michelle Ghent. After their divorce, he married again, this time, to Mira Pak with whom he has two sons Hero and Qirin Love.
Terrence, 52, is a father of five. He also has two grandchildren and loves to spend time with his family. His weight is 80kg and he has a height of 184cm.
His popularity has earned him an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from South Carolina State University. Despite being a popular and respected actor, Terrence has been charged with domestic violence issues many times.
Terrence Howard Net Worth
A multi-award-winning actor, Terrence Howard has been seen in many films and television shows which account for his fortune.
A good percentage of his fortune has been contributed by his music album which was released in 2008, his voice acting stint, and a number of other performances including in a video game.
In 2008, he emerged as the highest-paid cast member of the film ‘Iron Man’ which also starred Robert Downey Jr. He is considered one of the biggest and most popular movie stars alive.
He has also hosted several shows and demands a huge salary for any job. On the side, he is also a film producer, and this is also an income-boosting factor for the American actor.
Terrence Howard net worth is said to be $6 million. However, the exact figures are unknown as several publications have pegged his entire worth at a $35 million mark.
Whichever one it is, the actor has never come forth to clarify anything and this doesn’t bother anyone because looking at the records he has made in movies as well as the fine lifestyle he lives, there’s no disputing that he is worth quite a lot.
Terrence Howard movie quotes
“Every one of us is an artist, and as an artist, you really can stroll into any venue that you want, as long as you take your time to learn the etiquette of that venue.”
“If a relationship is built on sexuality, it won’t last long.”
“Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor.”
“I don’t believe in premarital sex. It enabled me to date three or four women at the same time, because as long as I wasn’t having sex with them, I could always just walk away.”
“Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves with a new form of expression”
“When you feel betrayed by someone that you trust the most, as an actor, you look for something that’s going to let you express some of your inner emotions and anger.”
“As a child our dreams got scattered all about and all our future prospects got scattered to so many places, and we spend our lives trying to find the little pieces that make up our lives and make up the dreams that we had as a child that got blown away in the windstorm”
“I knew that one movie could either kill my career or give birth to it. It’s the same thing with Nelson. If you fail at Nelson [movie about nelson Mandela], you don’t get to comeback and say, ‘Well, I was trying. Let me do it again.’ There are no re-takes.”
“Having gandchildren you see the world through much broader perspectives. And you’re more aware of your actions your thoughts and how it will affect your family. And the families around your family. You have to be a lot more careful. But you also relax a little bit. Because, you know, you’ve done your duty. I’ve reproduced and my reproductions have reproduced.”
“But George Lucas is carrying about Black actors, about Black men, about Black history, which really incorporates and tells all of history. You can’t take one race out without eliminating every other race if you’re going to tell the story of the human race.”
“If we [black people] do not show up and support the march towards cinematic equality, the march towards being on a level at – we don’t even have to be higher than whites, but to be viewed in the same common thread of this is a professional, these are stories that people are interested in, instead of being fed the same old BS dogma that’s been fed and the studios have used.”