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Academy Award® nominee TERRENCE HOWARD (Rhodey) exploded onto the Hollywood scene after delivering powerful performances in a number of film and TV productions. Howard has garnered multiple nominations including Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations, as well as awards for Breakthrough Actor by the National Board of Review, Movieline and the Gotham Awards. Crowned as the "Indie Film King” by Entertainment Weekly, he has also received the Rising Star Award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Renaissance Artist Award from the Diversity Awards and the Career Achievement Award from the Chicago International Film Festival.

For his leading role in John Singleton's "Hustle & Flow,” Howard received nominations for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe, an Image Award and an Independent Spirit Award; he won the Satellite Award for Best Actor.

Howard's memorable performances are of scene-stealing characters such as Cameron in the Oscar®-winning Best Picture "Crash,” Cowboy in the Hughes brothers' "Dead Presidents” and as Quentin in Malcolm D. Lee's "The Best Man.”

Other film credits include "Pride” with Bernie Mac; "The Brave One” with Jodie Foster; "The Hunting Party” with Richard Gere; "August Rush” with Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers; "Awake” with Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen; "Angel Eyes”; "Mr. Holland's Opus”; "Harts War”; "Four Brothers”; "Idlewild” and "Get Rich or Die Tryin'.”

He recently completed production on Dito Montiel's "Fighting” with Channing Tatum.

In television, Howard appeared in the HBO film "Lackawanna Blues” with Jeffrey Wright and S. Epatha Merkerson. In 2006, he took on a new role as host of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series "Independent Lens,” a showcase for independent filmmakers that introduced a new drama or documentary every episode.

Howard recently made his stage debut in the Broadway revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” starring opposite Phylicia Rashad, James Earl Jones and Anika Noni Rose, under the direction of Debbie Allen.

A self-taught musician Howard plays both the piano and the guitar. His musical talents were seen on the big screen opposite Jamie Foxx in 2004's "Ray,” for which they both earned a SAG nomination. A promising songwriter, he recently joined some of the industry's top musicians at the famed Sony Columbia music label and will be releasing his original debut album in September 2008.


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