Terrence Howard is an American actor who was born on March 11, 1969. Howard broke into the mainstream with a series of television and film roles between 2004 and 2006. His first major roles were in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland’s Opus. For his part in Hustle & Flow, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Winnie Mandela, Ray, Lackawant to Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Big Momma’s House, Get Rich or Die Trying, Idlewild, Biker Boyz, August Rush, The Brave One, and Prisoners are among Howard’s other notable films. In the first Iron Man film, Howard played James “Rhodey” Rhodes. In the television series Empire, he played Lucious Lyon, the main character. Shine Through It, his debut album, was released in September 2008. Howard announced his retirement from acting in September 2019 because he was “weary of faking.” Howard, on the other hand, was cast in the British sci-fi/thriller film Beneath on February 1, 2021.
Howard was born on March 11, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, to multiracial parents Tyrone and Anita (née Williams) Howard, both of whom had African and English ancestry.
Minnie Gentry, an actress, was his great-grandmother. Howard grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and had a difficult upbringing. Terrence was beaten by his physically violent father, and when he was two years old, he witnessed his father stabbing another man in the Santa Line Slaying. His father was sentenced to 11 months in prison for manslaughter. Following his father’s release, Howard’s parents split. His great-grandmother was his primary caregiver. On May 11, 1993, she died at the age of 77.
Terrence Howard’ ex-wives
Howard resides in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. He has five children and two grandchildren from his five marriages to three different women.
Lori McCommas, Howard’s first wife, died in a car accident in 1993. They divorced in 2001, remarried in 2005, then divorced again a few years later. They have three children together: Aubrey and Heaven, as well as Hunter, their son. Howard has two grandkids through Aubrey: a granddaughter who was born in December 2012 and a grandson (Adrian) who was born in February 2015. The divorce between Howard and McCommas was filed in 2000 and finalized in 2001, however the couple remarried in 2005. They divorced a year later, and it was formalized for the second time in 2007.
Howard married Michelle Ghent, his second wife, in 2010. In February 2011, Ghent filed for divorce. In December 2011, Ghent filed a restraining order against Howard, alleging that he was physically abusive to her. Their divorce was finalized in May 2013, but the deal was reversed in 2015 after a judge determined that Howard had signed it under duress after Ghent threatened to sell nude photos of Howard and other personal information.
Howard married Mira Pak, a model and restaurateur, in late 2013.
Qirin Love (born 2015) and Hero (born 2016) are their two sons (born 2016).
They divorced in 2015 and then got engaged in December 2018 to remarry.
Terrence Howard children
Heaven Howard, Hunter Howard, Qirin Love Howard, Hero Howard, and Aubrey Howard are Terrence Howard’ children.