Howard's parents divorced upon his father's release. 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.

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His marriage to Michelle ended in acrimony after three years - and last week, it was revealed she has accused the star of not paying his court ordered spousal support, which amounts to more than $100,000, reported Radar Online.

She claims: 'Since the commencement date of 5/15/12, Terrence Howard has only made sporadic payments to me totaling $18,435 and owes an arrearage sum of $63,303…

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 20.

Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 11, 1969 to Tyrone and Anita (nee Hawkins) Howard.

The great-grandson of stage actress Minnie Gentry, he was raised in Cleveland, Ohio by father Tyrone Howard and mother Anita Williams.

Through Aubrey, Howard has two grandchildren, a granddaughter born in December 2012 and a grandson (Adrian) born in February 2015. in chemical engineering from South Carolina State University that year.

On February 26, 2013, Howard said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Although he was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from SCSU in 2012, he never attended the university and never earned a degree in chemical engineering.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Hustle & Flow.