Though he was stacking up credits with bit parts in some high-profile films throughout the 1990s, including Players Club, Howard hit it big in 2004 with Crash. He went on to co-star in Ray, opposite his Players Club co-star Jamie Foxx, and his hot streak continued with roles in Hustle & Flow, Pride and Red Tails. Howard had two hit films last fall: Lee Daniels's The Butler and The Best Man Holiday. He will next be seen in Daniels's television drama Empire.
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