In 2008, Howard hosted the PBS series Independent Lens.For the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow, Howard performed all the tracks for his character, including "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards.Howard first entered the entertainment world when he portrayed Jackie Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, an ABC miniseries. Howard has stated that he looks for characters that "teach him about himself" when choosing his film roles.Three years later, he made his big film break in 1995's Mr. He continued being cast in television and movie roles and co-starred as Greg Sparks in the late-1990s television series Sparks, with James L. Howard has also worked as a film producer, receiving such a credit for the film Pride.Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor and singer.
Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between 20.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Hustle & Flow.