Columbus Short

Columbus Short

actor, producer, writer

Columbus Short was born on Sep 19, 1982 in USA. Columbus Short's big-screen debut came with You Got Served directed by Chris Stokes in 2004, strarring Dancer. Columbus Short is known for Fear Files directed by Shailendra Singh Tomar, Sean Blakemore stars as Lockwood Masters (segment "For the Love of Lockwood Too") and DuRa Brown as Witness. Columbus Short has got 3 awards and 7 nominations so far. The most recent award Columbus Short achieved is TV Guide Awards. The upcoming new movie Columbus Short plays is The Fight That Never Ends which will be released on Oct 17, 2021.

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 Street Dancers (2004), La Guerre des mondes (2005), Save the Last Dance 2 (2006). In addition, he has guest-starred on TV shows like Urgences (1994), 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 Steppin' (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.

  • Birthday

    Sep 19, 1982
  • Place of Birth

    Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  • Also known


Known For


3 wins & 7 nominations

TV Guide Awards
Fan Favorite Awards
Winner - TV Guide Award
Image Awards (NAACP)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Winner - Image Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows