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Columbus Short

Columbus Keith Short, Jr. (born September 19, 1982) is an American choreographer, actor, and singer. He choreographed Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour and worked with Brian Friedman (of So You Think You Can Dance fame). He is best known for his roles in the films Stomp the Yard, Cadillac Records, Armored, and The Losers. He stars as a series regular in the ABC drama Scandal, as Harrison Wright. Short was born in Kansas City, Missouri to a family he has described as "musical". He has two brothers, John Rancipher and Chris Staples. Short relocated to Los Angeles when he was five years old and immediately began working in a youth theater. He attended Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, as well as El Segundo High School and the Orange County High School of the Arts, before leaving to join the Broadway tour of Stomp. He has two children, and recently had his first with wife Tanee McCall-Short. Short's acting debut came as a dancer in You Got Served and he later appeared in Accepted, starring Justin Long. He then took lead roles in the direct-to-DVD movie Save the Last Dance 2 alongside Izabella Miko and Stomp the Yard. He has also appeared twice in the Disney Channel Original

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Columbus Short -- Forced Out of His House! 'Wife' Claims Drunken Attacks

Columbus Short
Forced Out of House! 'Wife' Claims Drunken Attacks

Columbus Short is boozing hard and terrorizing the woman he lives with ... IF you buy her version of what's happening in their home -- which a judge did -- but Columbus says she's delusional.… READ MORE >

Columbus Short -- No Jail for Knockout Assault ... But Looong Probation

Columbus Short
No Jail for Knockout Assault ... But Looong Probation

Columbus Short is now on the Lindsay Lohan plan ... as in, he just dodged a jail sentence for a serious crime, but he's gonna have to keep his nose clean for a long time. Short pled no contest on… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
Columbus Short Arrested During Album Release Party (VIDEO)

Columbus Short
Arrested During Album Release Party

10:40 AM PST:  A rep for Columbus Short tells TMZ, "[Short's] arrest was NOT due to an outstanding warrant ... . It appears that this is a citizen's arrest as a result of an issue between… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
Columbus Short Threat -- I'm Gonna Kill Jamie Foxx ... Baby Mama Claims

Columbus Short Threat
I'm Gonna Kill Jamie Foxx Baby Mama Claims

Columbus Short threatened to kill Jamie Foxx ... according to a woman Short got pregnant.Agostina Laneri got a restraining order against Short late last week, after claiming he was… READ MORE >

- 451 days ago
Columbus Short -- Wife Charged With Beating Actor's Female Friend

Columbus Short
Wife Charged With Beating Actor's Female Friend

Columbus Short's soon-to-be ex-wife has been criminally charged with beating up a woman whom she thought was having an affair with the former "Scandal" star.It sounds like one of the worst… READ MORE >

- 511 days ago
Spielberg, Downey, Clooney ... Celebrities Owed a Fortune in Unclaimed Property

Spielberg, Downey, Clooney
Celebs Owed a Fortune In Unclaimed Property

Some very big stars are going about their business blindly ... not having a clue they are owed hundreds and even thousands of dollars.We've gone through hundreds of names from the California State… READ MORE >

- 549 days ago
Columbus Short's New Girlfriend -- He Doesn't Scare Me ... I Am His Queen!

Columbus Short's New GF
He Doesn't Scare Me ... I Am His Queen!

Columbus Short has a new lady in his life who says she doesn't give a damn about his violent past -- and she's not scared because with her ... he's totally submissive.Columbus's new… READ MORE >

- 560 days ago
Columbus Short -- Landlord Gets Court Order ... You Don't Live Here No More

Columbus Short
Landlord Gets Court Order You Don't Live Here No More

Ex "Scandal" star Columbus Short is a real loser -- lost his job, lost his wife ... and now he's lost his home too.Short had been renting a place outside L.A. ... in the Valley ... for… READ MORE >

- 563 days ago
Columbus Short -- Throwing 'Scandal' Premiere Party -- Come Watch Me Die

Columbus Short
Throwing 'Scandal' Premiere Party Come Watch Me Die

Columbus Short's got balls -- gotta give him that -- after being publicly AXED from "Scandal" because of his legal troubles -- he's throwing a big party Thursday night to celebrate the show's… READ MORE >

- 582 days ago
Columbus Short -- Sorry Judge, But Skipping Court for Barbados Was the Best!!

Columbus Short
Sorry Judge, But Skipping Court for Barbados Was The Best!!

In the mind of Columbus Short, blowing off a court date in his domestic violence case for a trip to Barbados is "the best thing" he's ever done -- though his bar might be set pretty low.  As… READ MORE >

- 589 days ago

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