Also in 2005, Howard starred in Paul Haggis' Oscar-winning Best Picture Crash, for which he won an Image Award and earned another Critics' Choice Award nomination. Additionally, Howard shared in dual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Motion Picture Cast as part of the ensemble casts of both Crash and Hustle & Flow. The National Board of Review also singled him out with their award for Best Breakthrough Performance for his work in those films, as well as Jim Sheridan's Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Howard also won the New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Breakthrough Awards from the Florida and Washington, DC Film Critics Associations, and the Rising Star Award at the 2006 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Howard also enjoyed a banner year on the small screen in 2005, starring in two of the year's most heralded telefilms, HBO's Lackawanna Blues, for which he won an Image Award, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, presented by Oprah Winfrey. His previous television work includes the telefilms Boycott, for which he earned an Image Award nomination, and Mama Flora's Family, with Cicely Tyson.
Howard most recently starred in Pride, which he also executive produced, and Idlewild. He also stars in a number of upcoming films, including August Rush, with Robin Williams, Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers; The Hunting Party, with Richard Gere; and Iron Man, based on the Marvel comic book hero, in which he stars with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges under the direction of Jon Favreau.
Howard's love for acting came naturally through summers spent with his grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He began his own acting career with a guest role on The Cosby Show after being discovered on a New York City street by a casting director. His early film work includes the Hughes brothers' Dead Presidents and Stephen Herek's Mr. Holland's Opus.
Howard won his first Image Award and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role in 1999's The Best Man. His other film credits include Big Momma's House, Luis Mandoki's Angel Eyes, Gregory Hoblit's Hart's War, John Singleton's Four Brothers, and Taylor Hackford's award-winning biopic Ray, for which Howard shared in a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast.
A self-taught musician, Howard plays both the piano and the guitar and is also a singer/songwriter.
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Terrence Howard Facts
|Birth Name||Terrence Dashon Howard|
|Birthday||March 11, 1969 (54)|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Terrence Howard compared to you?|
|Ghost of New Orleans|
|The Princess and the Frog|
|Iron Man 3-Movie Collection|
|Hustle & Flow|
|Boppin' At The Glue Factory|