Howard has had prominent roles in many other movies including Winnie, Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Idlewild, August Rush, The Brave One and Prisoners.
Howard played James Rhodes in the first Iron Man and its video game adaptation, but he was replaced by Don Cheadle for the future films.
He was then raised by his great-grandmother, who died shortly after Howard appreared in Iron Man as Lt. James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark/Iron Man's best friend. Howard also appeared in The Best Man in 1999, in Ashanti's music video for her 2002 single "Foolish", and in Mary J. Howard made an appearance on the TV series Family Matters.
Howard first entered the entertainment world when he portrayed Jackie Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, an ABC miniseries. Howard has stated that he looks for characters that "teach him about himself" when choosing his film roles.
The killing resulted in his father spending 11 months in jail for manslaughter.
Howard's parents divorced upon his father's release.
Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between 20.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Hustle & Flow.
In 2008, Howard hosted the PBS series Independent Lens.Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor and singer.Having his first major roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr.He currently stars as the lead character Lucious Lyon in the television series Empire.His debut album, Shine Through It, was released in September 2008.He did not appear in either of the follow-up sequels because it was reported that he would have had to take a 50 to 80 percent pay cut and was replaced by actor Don Cheadle.In 2008, he made his Broadway debut, playing Brick in an all-African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen and also starring James Earl Jones (Big Daddy), Phylicia Rashad (Big Mama) and Anika Noni Rose (Maggie).For the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow, Howard performed all the tracks for his character, including "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards.Howard was the highest-paid cast member of the 2008 film Iron Man.“In our two years together, I’ve only gone to restaurants with him two or three times. We’ve never been to the movies.” Howard and Pak welcomed their first child together, baby boy Qirin Love, in June 2015.The Oscar-nominated actor has three other children from his first marriage to Lori Mc Commas.