Did You Know? Actor Terrence Howard was born in ChicagoThe Oscar, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe award nominee was born here in Illinois.

Howard was born on March 11, 1969 and had a rough childhood. He was abused by his father and saw his father commit a crime when he was 2 years old. Howard knew that wasn’t the environment he wanted to be in, and at the age of 16, he legally divorced himself from his parents. At the age of 18, he moved to New York to pursue his dreams of being an actor.

In New York, Howard attended the Pratt Institute, where he majored in chemical engineering. He didn’t end up receiving a degree, because he started to accept small acting roles. One of his first roles was beside Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show. He continued to do television shows until 1995.

Howard has appeared in the movies Big Momma’s House, Angel Eyes, Biker Boys and Ray, just to name a few. He was also in the Academy-Award winning film Crash and received a National Board of Review Award for best breakthrough performance.

Howard currently lives outside of Philadelphia.

Learn more:
Terrence Howard’s Filmography and Movies
Terrance Howard’s IMDB profile