HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Actor Terrence Howard, 50, was honored amongst family and friends as the 2,674th star receipt by the Chamber of Commerce on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Tuesday, September 24.

Howard was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in 2005’s “Hustle & Flow” and currently stars in the FOX series “Empire,” where he portrays Lucious Lyon. The series is produced by Lee Daniels.

“A few years ago I was taken down by Hollywood and was told I would never work again,” Howard said. “But then, a young woman named Dana Walden had faith in me and allowed me to head her show,” said Howard during Tuesday’s ceremony.

The star was embedded next to co-star Taraji P. Henson who plays Cookie Lyon, the mother of his children on “Empire.”

In 1999, Howard was featured in the romantic comedy “The Best Man” which earned over $34 million at the box-office, and the sequel, “The Best Man Holiday,” grossed over $71 million at the box-office. Both films were directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

Howard has also appeared in the films “Dead Presidents,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Sunset Park,” “Crash,” “Ray” “Four Brothers,” and “The Brave One.”