Zulay Henao is a soldier who has transformed herself into an actress and leaves people in awe of how well she plays every character she captures in a film or television series. Her love life has also been interesting, with people asking about her relationship with Terrence Howard in particular.
Well, you’ll learn all about it here, starting with sections that will introduce you to Zulay and how far she has come in the film industry.
Zulay Henao Bio (Age)
Zulay was born on 29 May 1979 in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, to Colombian parents. She spent most of her early days in her country of birth until she emigrated with her family to New Jersey in the United States of America as a teenager. She has an American-Colombian nationality. From a picture that the Colombian-born actress posted on her Instagram account on December 8, 2014, we learned that her mother’s name is Luz Mery and that she loves her family very much and appreciates every moment she spends with them.
The actress completed her high school education in the United States of America before joining the United States Army, where she served for three years before deciding to make a career change. At this time, Zulay Henao enrolled in a course at the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, which she subsequently completed with an acting diploma. Looking at it now, it seemed impossible how someone who had started as a soldier could make a quick career change to something less militant like acting and quickly excel at it. So you can say that the ex-soldier had an interest in acting for a long time.
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In 2005 she made her acting debut in a movie called Film 101 as an unknown character. In the same year, she played the well-known character of Gloria Rojas in another film called Clearview, which drew some attention to her acting skills when she made it big in the industry in 2007.
Movies such as Illegal Tender, Feel the Noise, Saturday Morning, the drama series Lifetime: Army Wives, and the highly successful series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit were her biggest acting projects in 2007, and her career continued this upward trend in 2008 with roles in the horror movie Grizzly Park, the short film The Heart Is a Hidden Camera and the Lifetime original TV movie Racing for Time.
At that time, people began to believe that Zulay Henao could not be flexible in the acting roles she took on. They wanted to see her play roles that would probably stretch her and shake up the soldier that lives inside her, and as if she was waiting for it, in 2009, to the delight of her fans and viewers, she played the lead role of a female lead character in a martial arts film called Fighting with the Like of Channing Tatum.
In her acting career, Zulay has starred in many other films at various times, including S. Darko, a science fiction film of 2009, Takers (2010), Hostel: Part III (2011), and Boy Wonder 2011, an independent psychological thriller. Since 2013 she starred in the sitcom Love Thy Neighbor on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) but left the film after a single season. The reason for her departure from the series is not known, but she continued to appear in film and television. Her most recent film works are Lorena in the film Meet The Blacks and Madison in Grow House (2016) and Madison in Grow House (2017).
Most recently, the American-Colombian actress appeared in the 2018 television series entitled Kevin Can as Rebecca Romero in the episode Kevin Can Date. She is still very active in the film industry, and over the years we should see her make many more films and television series.
Zulay Henao’s Husband
The pretty American ex-soldier of Colombian descent is not one of those actresses who would behave uncommunicatively with regard to their relationship status. One can justifiably claim that her relationships are quite publicly known. We know that she has met with some famous guys out there that we will tell you about.
There was a rumor that she was dating Joel Rush and that their relationship began when they were both casts in the show If Loving You is Wrong. Both her fans and well-wishers felt that they had brought their matching into real life in the 2014 show and that they were meant for each other at that time.
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Well, that speculation failed when Joe Rush married a woman now known as Alexandria Rush and soon had a child with her.
The actress made her fans wonder about her love life when it came out that she was dating Jermaine Dupri and even had romantic dates with him. However, she personally put an end to the rumor and announced that she would not go out with him. Zulay has no husband at the time of this report.
Relationship With Terrence Howard
Their relationship with Terrence Howard actually existed, as the two were seen together many times in public places, and it was on one of these public outings that Terrence stood up and announced his engagement to Zulay Henao. Online news outlets carried the news in May 2009, but Henao’s agent shocked people when the agent stated that Zulay was not engaged to Terrence, that in reality, she was not even with him.
There was no reaction from Terrence to this claim by Hero’s agent, and there were no further comments from Zulay’s side. At best, they ended their relationship as adults and didn’t make a mess of it.