Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Short relocated with his family to Los Angeles at a young age and, by his early teens, had landed work in television commercials. He was a senior at Orange County School of the Arts when offered a part in Broadway's famed show STOMP! He then went on to choreograph Britney Spears' In the Zone tour.
Short began his film career with a starring role in the 2006 release Save the Last Dance: 2 and in Accepted, opposite Jonah Hill and Justin Long. In 2007, he starred as show runner Darius on Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He can next be seen in the lead role of the action-packed thriller Armored, with Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne. Short is also reuniting with Stomp the Yard director Sylvain White to shoot a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics' The Losers, about a CIA black ops team. The film also stars Chris Evans, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Idris Elba, and is currently in pre-production. Additionally, he will star in a remake of the British comedy Death at a Funeral, alongside Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence and Zoe Saldana.
Short plans to write and produce television and film projects through his production company, Great Picture Show Productions. He has also been working with Grammy Award-winning producers the Avila Brothers on his much-anticipated album, entitled Act One: Dimes and Dolls, on which he will not only sing but play the bass, piano and drums.
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Columbus Short Facts
|Columbus Keith Short
|September 19, 1982 (41)
|Kansas City, Missouri, USA
|5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Columbus Short compared to you?
|Save the Last Dance 2 (2007)
|Stomp the Yard (2007) as DJ (breakthrough)
|Save the Last Dance / Save the Last Dance 2 (2001)