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Also Known As: Justin Randall Timberlake, Justin Randall Died:
Born: January 31, 1981 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA Profession: singer, songwriter, actor, producer

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Grammy-winning recording artist and actor Justin Timberlake more or less grew up in the spotlight. Making his screen debut before he was even old enough to shave, Timberlake was a cast member of the early 1990s revamp of "The Mickey Mouse Club (The Disney Channel, 1989-1994). From there, he gained international fame as Britney Spears' boyfriend and the front man for the phenomenally popular boy band N'Sync with hit songs like "It's Gonna Be Me" and "Girlfriend," before striking out on his own in the early 2000s. Timberlake quickly established credibility as a solo artist, eclipsing his 'N Sync colleagues with the multi-platinum albums Justified (2002) and Future Sex/Love Sounds (2006). After securing his position as one of the modern music's most reliable artists, Timberlake sought to tackle Hollywood with roles in indie features like "Alpha Dog" (2006) and "Black Snake Moan" (2006), before stepping up to voice roles in "Shrek the Third" (2007) and "Shrek Forever After" (2010). He earned laughs for a stint of hosting duties on "Saturday Night Live' (NBC, 1975- ), which included a hilarious digital video song with Andy Samberg called "Dick in a Box," which went on to become one of the most viewed on...

Grammy-winning recording artist and actor Justin Timberlake more or less grew up in the spotlight. Making his screen debut before he was even old enough to shave, Timberlake was a cast member of the early 1990s revamp of "The Mickey Mouse Club (The Disney Channel, 1989-1994). From there, he gained international fame as Britney Spears' boyfriend and the front man for the phenomenally popular boy band N'Sync with hit songs like "It's Gonna Be Me" and "Girlfriend," before striking out on his own in the early 2000s. Timberlake quickly established credibility as a solo artist, eclipsing his 'N Sync colleagues with the multi-platinum albums Justified (2002) and Future Sex/Love Sounds (2006). After securing his position as one of the modern music's most reliable artists, Timberlake sought to tackle Hollywood with roles in indie features like "Alpha Dog" (2006) and "Black Snake Moan" (2006), before stepping up to voice roles in "Shrek the Third" (2007) and "Shrek Forever After" (2010). He earned laughs for a stint of hosting duties on "Saturday Night Live' (NBC, 1975- ), which included a hilarious digital video song with Andy Samberg called "Dick in a Box," which went on to become one of the most viewed on YouTube. Meanwhile, Timberlake received critical praise for his part in the Oscar-baiting drama, "The Social Network" (2010), before turning in a charming lead performance in the romantic comedy "Friends With Benefits" (2011), all proving that he had far more depth and range than most had anticipated from the former head of a '90s boy band.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Justin Timberlake: Down Home in Memphis (2003) Concept Creator (Tour)

CAST: (feature film)

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 Runner, Runner (2013)
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 Bad Teacher (2011)
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 In Time (2011)
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 Yogi Bear (2010)
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 Open Road, The (2009)
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 Love Guru, The (2008)
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1992:
Competed on the talent series "Star Search" (syndicated) billed as Justin Randall; was awarded 3-and-a-half stars but lost
1993:
Was a regular on the Disney Channel variety series "The Mickey Mouse Club"
1995:
Formed the pop group *NSYNC with four other young singers, including former "MMC" co-star J.C. Chasez
1998:
*NSYNC released their self-titled American debut album, spawning the hits "I Want You Back" and "Tearing Up My Heart"
1998:
*NSYNC released the holiday album <i>Home for Christmas</i>
1999:
*NSYNC sued Pearlman and his record company, Trans Continental, for defrauding the group of more than 50% of their earnings; Pearlman countersued for $150 million for breach of contract; the injunction was thrown out of court and *NSYNC signed with Jive Records
2000:
Co-starred in the ABC TV-movie "Model Behavior"
2000:
*NSYNC released <i>No Strings Attached</i> to record-breaking debut week sales of 2.4 million
2000:
Featured in the HBO concert special "*NSYNC Live at Madison Square Garden"
2001:
Lent his voice to an episode of "The Simpsons" (FOX) that featured cartoon likenesses of *NSYNC
2001:
With *NSYNC, starred in the IMAX concert film "*NSYNC: Bigger Than Live," a chronicle of their "No Strings Attached" tour
2002:
Released first solo album <i>Justified</i>; received 5 grammy nominations
2002:
Appeared in the feature "Long Shot"; film produced by Trans Continental Pictures, owned by *NSYNC manager Lou Pearlman
2003:
With entrepreneurs Art and Allan Davis, opened a bar called "Chi" in Hollywood, California
2004:
Signed on to cohost a Motown 45th anniversary TV special with Lionel Richie
2004:
Performed with Janet Jackson at Superbowl XXXVIII halftime show; resulted in scandle when a bodice-ripping stunt exposed Janet Jackson's pierced nipple
2005:
Film debut as a young journalist who discovers an elite team of corrupt police officers in "Edison," opposite Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman (released straight to DVD)
2006:
Co-wrote and co-produced the tracks on his sophomore album, <i>FutureSex/LoveSounds</i>; earned 4 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year
2006:
Co-starred with SNL's Andy Samberg in the popular, digital short, "Dick in a Box" a parody of R&B sex ballad videos from the early 1990s; also contributed to the lyrics
2007:
Co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson, and Christina Ricci in "Black Snake Moan"
2007:
Voiced Artie, King Harold's rebellious nephew in "Shrek the Third"
2007:
Partnered with Interscope Records to launch his own label, Tennman Records; Timberlake will serve as chairman and CEO
2007:
Earned five Grammy nominations for his collaborations with 50 Cent, Timbaland and Nelly Furtado and for the single "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around," from the album <i>FutureSex/LoveSounds</i>
2008:
Earned a Grammy nomination for his collaboration with Madonna on the song "4 Minutes" for her <i>Hard Candy</i> album
2009:
Earned three Grammy nominations for his collaboration with T.I. on the song, "Dead and Gone" and with Ciara on the song, "Love Sex Magic"; Timberlake also co-wrote and co-produced both songs
2010:
Portrayed Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster and later President of Facebook in "The Social Network," directed by David Fincher
2011:
Co-starred with ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz in the comedy "Bad Teacher"
2011:
Teamed with Mila Kunis for the romantic comedy "Friends with Benefits"
2011:
Co-starred with Amanda Seyfried in the futuristic thriller "In Time"
2012:
Cast opposite Clint Eastwood as rival team scouts in baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve"
2013:
Released first song in six years, "Suit & Tie" Featuring Jay-Z
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Notes

"You hope somebody sees it that may think about you for a TV series or a feature film. I'm just excited to do anything. Pimp me!"---Timberlake on "Model Behavior", quoted in Entertainment Weekly, March 10, 2000.

"Justin's really focused. He clearly has spent a lot of time with the script and rehearsed it. That's probably why he's so successful in the music world, because he takes his job really seriously."---"Model Behavior" executive producer Mike Karz, praising Timberlake's work ethic in TV Guide, March 11, 2000.

"We don't want it to be '*NSYNC World' like the Spice Girls. We don't want to play ourselves. That's just cheesy."---Timberlake on the pending *NSYNC film project to People, March 13, 2000.

"The thing is, we kind of halfway produce and direct every time we do something. Usually it's our concepts that are used for the videos. That's like everything else that that we do. We direct our music. We help direct our videos. We're heavily involved in everything we do, so maybe one day we'll just get enough money where we can just blow it all and direct our own video."---Timberlake on who steers the band creatively, quoted to MTVNEWS.com, June 1, 2000.

"It's a liberating thing to walk out onstage and see people your age and up, and they're not screaming just because you're standing there, they're screaming because you did something to impress them. They don't put your poster on their wall, they just like your record."---Timberlake to RollingStones, December 2003.

"I mean, I was completely shocked and appalled, and all I could say was, 'oh my God, oh my God,'"---Timberlake on the Superbowl halftime scandle, which exposed Janet Jackson's breast www.ew.com, Feb 5, 2004.

"I think some of the same people who say I wouldn't get as much attention if I was a black artist are probably the same people who said I copy everything Michael Jackson did," he says. "Do you think it's a safe assumption to say there's a lot of artists that in some shape or form steal from Michael?"---Timberlake quoted to GQ, September 2004.

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companion:
Britney Spears. Singer, actor. Appeared together on "The Mickey Mouse Club"; confirmed relationship in 2000; reportedly separated in 2002.

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father:
Randall Timberlake.
mother:
Lynn Harless.
step-father:
Paul Harless.
step-mother:
Lisa Timberlake.
half-brother:
Jonathan. Born in August 1998.
half-brother:
Steven.
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