While he began his career appearing on several TV shows, such as Living Single and Family Matters , he made his major film debut in with Dead Presidents and Mr. Howard was born March 11, in Chicago, Illinois. His great grandmother was actress Minnie Gentry. His father, an insurance salesman, was physically abusive. After his father served time in prison for stabbing a man, his parents divorced.
The series, about a feuding entertainment-industry family, begins Jan. T errence Howard is standing in front of a mirror inside his extra-deluxe, penthouse-level Chicago apartment, looking at himself looking back. You could say he sees himself as he is today, dressed in a silky long-sleeve loungewear top with a scarf circling his neck, like right out of the Hollywood handbook for dapper flamboyants. Or even as certain others see him, including some ex-wives, as a man given to outbursts of stunning violence and domestic abuse, allegations of which are, in part, what led him to take the Empire role in the first place. And the mirror continues to reflect, as does Howard. Is it the excited little boy?
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Terrence Dashon Howard born March 11, is an American actor, rapper, singer-songwriter record producer, and mathematician. Having his first major roles in the films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland's Opus , Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between and He stars as the lead character Lucious Lyon in the television series Empire. His debut album, Shine Through It , was released in September In September , Howard announced that he had retired from acting as he was "tired of pretending". Howard was raised in Cleveland, Ohio , where he had a rocky childhood. He endured beatings from his physically abusive father, and saw his father stabbing another man in the Santa Line Slaying when Terrence was 2 years old. His father was convicted of manslaughter and served 11 months in jail.