Terrence Howard

Howard in 2006, Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Terrence Dashon Howard

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 11, 1969

Ethnicity: African-American

Terrence Howard is an American actor and singer. He has starred in the films Hustle & Flow and Get Rich or Die Tryin’, among many others. He is the son of African-American parents, Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins), who was born in Ohio, and Tyrone Howard, who was born in Alabama. His parents are sometimes cited as having recent part European ancestry, although the degree is unclear.

Terrence is married to model and restaurateur Mira Pak. He has three children with his former wife, Lori McCommas, and two children with Mira.

Terrence’s paternal grandmother is named Minnie.

Terrence’s maternal grandfather is named William Milton Hawkins.

Terrence’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie O. Gentry (the daughter of Lloyd/Floyd Gentry and Minnie Lee Watson). Marjorie was born in Ohio. Lloyd was the son of Foster W. Gentry and Ida M. Calloway. Terrence’s great-grandmother Minnie was known as an actress under her married name, Minnie Gentry. Minnie was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of Taylor Watson and Marcie Bettie Annie Hayes.

Source: Obituary and picture of Terrence’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie O. (Gentry) Hawkins – http://www.houseoflawinc.com


Curious about ethnicity

77 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    he actually looks like average AFRICAN AMERICAN or mexican+african american

    but not like african

    black people in the US know that they are not just african but also at some degrees half white

    even ROSA PARKS was half white

  2. Multiethnicchick says:

    Most black Americans don’t look like this man. They look closer to Chris Rock.
    He’s clearly mixed race

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      Have you seen most black Americans? No you have not. Plus the fact is , Chris rock is mixed blooded also , along with I believe the majority of the black population here. Looking more mixed blooded doesn’t mean you are. As I have stated before, Blair underwood is more mixed than Tyra banks, but who looks more mixed?

    • neiltennant says:

      he has wonderful brown eyes
      looks like triracial

      or half mexican and half black

  3. Malefactor says:

    Looks like a mixture of Black, Native, and European. Seen some Dominicans that resemble him.

  4. EatEricRoberts says:

    No way he is all black with that hair!

  5. White18 says:

    Looks like mexican/ blacks I’ve seen.

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