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Columbus Short

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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, War of the Worlds, Save the Last Dance 2. In addition, he has guest-starred on TV shows like ER, Judging Amy and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. But, his big break arrived earlier this year, when he played the lead role of "DJ" in Stomp the Yard, 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. Furthermore, he recently wrapped a starring role in the Warner Brothers thriller, Whiteout, opposite Kate Beckinsale. When not working, Columbus loves football, basketball and snowboarding.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Columbus Short -- I'm Havin' A Baby AND Gettin' Hitched

Columbus Short
I'm Havin' A Baby AND Gettin' Hitched

Columbus Short has some BIG things about to happen in his life ... he's gonna be a husband AND a new dad. Short tells TMZ in just 5 months, he and new fiance Aida Abramyan are expecting a boy.… READ MORE >

Columbus Short -- Gets 30-Day Jail Sentence

Columbus Short
Gets 30-Day Jail Sentence

12:30 PM PT -- Columbus was released from jail early Thursday after serving 6 days of his 30 day sentence.Columbus Short pissed off a judge with a wad of excuses for violating… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
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 >

- 178 days ago
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 >

- 372 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 >

- 409 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 >

- 606 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 >

- 666 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 >

- 704 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 >

- 715 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 >

- 718 days ago

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