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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 September 1982Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Birth NameColumbus Keith Short Jr.
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 19, 1982, Columbus Keith Short, Jr., started entertaining at the age of three, by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment. Whether impersonating relatives, dancing or just making people laugh, everyone sensed something special about the boy. Fortunately, his family later relocated to Los Angeles where, by his early teens. His mother, Janette, runs a talent agency there.

Columbus landed work in such television commercial campaigns as "Mountain Dew", "Denny's Restaurant", "Nike" and "Pizza Hut", to name a few. As a senior in high school, he was offered an opportunity to graduate two months early in order to see the world with the traveling production of the Broadway show, "Stomp!" And, after a couple of years on the road with that famed dance troop, he would parlay his professional success into a stint as the choreographer of Britney Spears' "In the Zone" tour. Though a very versatile Renaissance Man who is also a writer, musician and director, Columbus came off the road to pursue his primary passion, namely, acting. His motion picture credits include You Got Served (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Save the Last Dance 2 (2006). In addition, he has guest-starred on TV shows like ER (1994), Judging Amy (1999) and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006). But, his big break arrived earlier this year, when he played the lead role of "DJ" in Stomp the Yard (2007), which was #1 at the box office two weeks in a row and grossed over $73.4 million. Now one of the most-sought emerging talents in Hollywood, Columbus can next be seen in a lead role, alongside Lauren London and Mekhi Phifer, in a holiday film called This Christmas (2007). Furthermore, he recently wrapped a starring role in the Warner Brothers thriller, Whiteout (2009), opposite Kate Beckinsale. When not working, Columbus loves football, basketball and snowboarding.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Tanee McCall (5 July 2005 - present) (filed for divorce) (1 child)

Trivia (20)

Choregraphed Britney Spears' "In the Zone" tour.
Nominated for American Choreography Award in 2004.
Plays keyboard and Drums.
Was a background dancer for Brandy Norwood in 2004.
Has two younger brothers.
Produces and Writes.
Loves Basketball, football and snowboarding.
Has known actress Meagan Good since they were 10 years old.
Has worked in three Screen Gems Films You Got Served (2004), Stomp the Yard (2007), and This Christmas (2007).
Started entertaining at the age of three by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment.
Has a musical family.
Started playing the drums at age 3.
At the age of three he used to put on shows for his family.
Close friends with R&B singer Ne-Yo.
Favorite Movie is Back to the Future Part II (1989).
In Stomp the Yard (2007), he got to combine his love for dancing and acting into career.
Has a daughter with his wife, Tanee McCall, born in 2012, and a son from a previous relationship.
Was offered his role on Scandal (2012) without an audition.
Has worked twice with actors Idris Elba , Chris Brown and Ne-Yo.

Personal Quotes (2)

I just can't relax. That's my problem. Everybody who knows me is like, "Dude, you've got to chill out." I can't not work, given where I want to be.
I can say with full sincerity that I am happy. I'm happy because I'm doing what I love and I'm not selling out.

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