Columbus Short

While Columbus Short kicked off his professional performing career in the late '90s as a touring ensemble dancer in "Stomp," he became a familiar face in TV and film throughout the following decade. Background roles in ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1982 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

The Girl Is In Trouble 2015 (Movie)

August (Actor)

Scandal 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steppin' Up 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Death at a Funeral 2010 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

The Losers 2010 (Movie)

Pooch (Actor)

Armored 2009 (Movie)

Ty Hackett (Actor)

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming 2009 (Movie)

D.J. Williams (Actor)

Whiteout 2009 (Movie)

Delfy (Actor)

Cadillac Records 2008 (Movie)

Little Walter (Actor)

Quarantine 2008 (Movie)

Danny Wilensky (Actor)

Stomp the Yard 2007 (Movie)

DJ Williams (Actor)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

This Christmas 2007 (Movie)

Claude Whitfield (Actor)

Accepted 2006 (Movie)

Hands (Actor)

That's So Raven 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

War of the Worlds 2005 (Movie)

War of the Worlds Soldier (Actor)
Producer (1)

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming 2009 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Music (1)

Britney Spears: In The Zone (TV Show)

Music

Biography

While Columbus Short kicked off his professional performing career in the late '90s as a touring ensemble dancer in "Stomp," he became a familiar face in TV and film throughout the following decade. Background roles in popular flicks like "You Got Served" (2004) and "War of the Worlds" (2005) helped land Short his breakout turn as DJ Williams in the surprise hit film "Stomp the Yard" (2007). But as his Hollywood star shone brighter, he refused to abandon his career onstage: Short collaborated with Britney Spears as a choreographer on the pop star's elaborately staged Onyx Hotel Tour in the mid-2000s. In addition to a recurring role on the short-lived, Aaron Sorkin-penned series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07), Short starred in such high-profile films as "Quarantine" (2008), "Armored" (2009) and "The Losers" (2010), paving the way for his crucial role as devoted lawyer Harrison Wright on the well-received political drama "Scandal" (ABC, 2012-).

Relationships

Tanee McCall Actor

Wife

Britney Spears Actor

Companion
Rumored to be the cause of her 2002 split from Justin Timberlake

EDUCATION

Orange County High School of the Arts

Milestones

2012

Joined ABC drama "Scandal"

2009

Dramatic leading role in heist film "Armored"

2007

First leading film role in "Stomp the Yard"

2006

Began recurring TV role in NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"

2004

Choreographed Britney Spears' Onyx Hotel Tour

1999

Joined cast of "Stomp" Broadway tour

Bonus Trivia

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Columbus' leading role of Ty Hackett in the heist film "Armored" was intended for a white actor (Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Channing Tatum received offers), but he landed the part after convincing Sony Pictures that his close relationship with his young son made him perfect for the role.

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Began dancing, singing and acting at the age of 3.

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