Terrence Howard

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. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between 2004 and 2006. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Hustle & Flow. 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 Iron Man and reprised the role in the video game adaptation. However, he was replaced by Don Cheadle for the future films. 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.

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Cast Credits

Wayward Pines (2015)
Starring as Sheriff Arnold Pope (4 episodes)
Guest starring as Sheriff Arnold Pope
Empire (2015)
Starring as Lucious Lyon (48 episodes)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
Guest starring as Terrence Howard (2 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Terrence Howard
Law & Order: Los Angeles (2010)
Starring as Deputy D.A. Jonah "Joe" Dekker (16 episodes)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Guest starring as Billy
Watch What Happens Live (2009)
Guest starring as Terrence Howard
Spike Guys' Choice Awards (2007)
Starring as Host
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Terrence Howard
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Terrence Howard
Fastlane (2002)
Guest starring as Alton White
Independent Lens (1999)
Starring as Host
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Jonah "Joe" Dekker
The View (1997)
Guest starring as Terrence Howard
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Terrence Howard
Guest starring as Best Actor Nominee