Raised in Memphis, Justin Timberlake got his start in the entertainment industry at a young age. He starred on The Mickey Mouse Club with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling and JC Chasez at just 12 years old.
In 1995, Timberlake formed the boy band ‘NSync with Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and Chasez. Prior to going on hiatus in 2002, ‘NSync performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics and at the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show.
Timberlake pulled off a successful crossover from ‘NSync boy band idol to solo artist with his 2002 album, Justified, which won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2004. His second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, debuted in 2006 and cemented his reputation as a top-selling artist. Timberlake has won 10 Grammys, four Emmys and was awarded the Contemporary Icon Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.
Timberlake has also become a star on the big screen, appearing in The Social Network in 2010. He also starred in 2011’s Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits and In Time and voices Branch in the Trolls animated movie franchise.
Timberlake dated Spears from 1999 to 2002 before moving on with Cameron Diaz in 2003. Following their split three years later, he began dating Jessica Biel in 2007. The couple got engaged in 2011 and tied the knot in Italy the following year. They share sons Silas, born in April 2015 and Phineas, born in July 2020.