The Truth About Actor Terrell Carter
A few years back, When We Speak TV, was afforded the pleasure of interviewing Actor/Singer Terrell Carter. We were very familiar with his career as a singer and his appearance in several Tyler Perry productions, but we had no idea that there was a more surprising personal life story.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Terrell Carter has become a major rising force in entertainment as an actor-singer-songwriter, making him a true triple-threat. In 2017, starring in the critically acclaimed and very popular Fox drama series Empire alongside Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad. He has also starred in a major recurring role in the USA Network drama Shooter, opposite Ryan Philippe and Omar Epps, among many other television appearances.
On the big screen, Carter made his film debut in Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman and performed the song '"Father Can You Hear Me." He also appeared in Screen Gems' Think Like a Man Too opposite Kevin Hart and has racked up many additional film credits. Both films debuted at number one in the country. He spent several years touring as a lead in the Perry-produced plays Madea's Class Reunion, Meet the Browns and What's Done in the Dark.
Carter spent his first five years in the entertainment industry touring with Fred Hammond as part of his musical group, Radical for Christ. At the end of the tour, he reconnected with childhood friend Stevie J. and worked with him under P.Diddy and the Bad Boy umbrella as a songwriter and vocalist in Manhattan.
Within a year, Carter was signed by Quincy Jones to work in music publishing as a singer-songwriter and made his move to Los Angeles. He went on to work with a number of recording artists, including Patti LaBelle, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera.
In 2015, as Terrell Carter, takes the stage, he shares a little background into his life and his family.
Now.... Terrell Carter shares his unbelievably true story of growing up in a dysfunctional family in his new book, Problem Child. And the Problem Child is the only one in the story who may or may not; actually have a problem. An emotional journey of trials and revelations, with a huge secret at its core, this story may force you to laugh—just to keep from crying.
“Terrell, we’re still feeling the goosebumps.”--Quincy Jones
“My beautiful baby boy, even more beautiful on the inside, and he sings even better than that. Now Ms. Patti is giving him his wings to fly among the greats.”--Patti LaBelle
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