Terrence Howard is an American actor and singer. Terrence Howard appeared in film and on television since the late 1980s. Terrence Howard had his first major role in the 1995 film Mr. Holland`s Opus, which subsequently led to a number of roles in films and high visibility among African American audiences. Terrence Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of well-reviewed television and film roles between 2004 and 2006.
Among his roles in movies includes Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin`, Idlewild, The Brave One, Terrence Howard co-starred in Iron Man and reprised the role in the video game adaption.
He was replaced in this role in the sequel Iron Man 2, by Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle in October 2008. Terrence Howard debut pop album, Shine through It, heavily inspired by popular soul singers such as Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, was released in September 2008.