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Justin Timberlake


Justin Timberlake
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Birth and Childhood:

Name at Birth: Justin Randall Timberlake
January 31, 1981
Memphis, Tennessee
Lynn Harless and Charles Timberlake (divorced in 1985)
Childhood Home:
Millington, Tennessee, just north of Memphis
Jeter Elementary through elementary school and homeschooled during middle and high school

Early Successes:

When Justin Timberlake was 11 years old, he appeared on Star Search. Though he didn't win, the appearance marked the start of his career. When he was 12, Justin joined The Mickey Mouse Club, where he performed alongside Britney Spears, J.C. Chasez, and Christina Aguilera.


In 1996, Justin Timberlake sealed his fate as a pop sensation when he and four other guys got together and formed *NSYNC. However, it wasn't until 1998 that the boy band released self-titled debut album. As the group gained fame and popularity, Justin Timberlake became a household name.

Solo Career:

In 2002, Justin Timberlake released his debut solo album, Justified. He recorded his second album, Future Sex/Love Sounds in 2006.

Acting Career:

Justin Timberlake has dabbled in acting since 1999 when he appeared in the television show, Touched by an Angel. Some of his other acting credits include: Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Shrek the Third, The Love Guru, and Saturday Night Live.
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