Terrence J

He may have spent his formative years in North Carolina, but there's no denying the multi-talented Terrence J possesses the innate hustle of his native New York City. An ambitious communications student at the ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1982 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

Pop Goes the Year 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Power Players: Global Hotties 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Sounding Off: The 2013 Year in Music 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

All Grown Up: Child Stars Today 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Baggage Claim 2013 (Movie)

Fiance (Actor)

Battle of the Year 3D 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Big Time Rush! 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

E! News Daily 2006 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

The 44th NAACP Image Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

106 & Park 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Game 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burlesque 2010 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

2015 Miss USA Pageant (TV Show)

Judge

Biography

He may have spent his formative years in North Carolina, but there's no denying the multi-talented Terrence J possesses the innate hustle of his native New York City. An ambitious communications student at the historically black North Carolina A&T State University, J (short for Jenkins) turned a one-off appearance on "Savannah" (The WB, 1996-97) into a springboard for his breakout gig as host of BET's music video countdown "106 & Park Top 10 Live" (2000- ). Sure, interviewing music icons like Jay-Z and Madonna and putting in appearances on talk shows and music award ceremonies was fun, but he still wanted more. So after a few minor film roles, including a bit in the campy "Burlesque" (2010), the charismatic former college DJ entered the big leagues when he was cast as an unrepentant mama's boy in "Think Like a Man" (2012). Based on comedian Steve Harvey's 2009 relationship advice book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the movie inspired him to pen his own inspirational tome, The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom (2013), detailing the struggles and sacrifices of his hard-working single mother. That same year Jenkins replaced Ryan Seacrest as co-anchor on "E! News" (E!, 1991- ), while cementing his reputation as an all-around entertainment star.

EDUCATION

North Carolina A

Worked as a DJ at the campus radio station.

Milestones

2013

Took over as host of "E! News"

2013

Released his first book, The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom

2012

Cast in "Think Like a Man"

2006

Signed on to host BET's "106 & Park Top 10 Live"

1996

Made TV debut on The WB's "Savannah"

Bonus Trivia

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His first book, 2013's The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom, paid tribute to his hard-working mother and the sacrifices she made for him.

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"The funniest thing that I’ve observed is that the bigger the artist, the more humble they are. They’re more friendly and interact with the crowd. A lot of newer stars have bigger egos then some of the vets that have been doing it." -- from Complex.com, July 28, 2011

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Worked as a production assistant on the 2001 CBS primetime special "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration."

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Was born in Queens, NY but shortly afterwards moved to Raleigh, NC and spent most of his childhood there.

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