Raised in Memphis, Tenn., Timberlake was part of the Mickey Mouse Club alumni crew that included Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and JC Chasez.
Timberlake pulled off a successful crossover from ‘NSync boy-band idol to solo artist with his album Justified. Even more impressively, his music has not only sold well, it’s been critically acclaimed.
In 1995, Timberlake formed ‘NSync with friends, including MMC costar Chasez. The band’s 2000 album No Strings Attached was the fastest-selling album of all time.
In 2002, Timberlake’s solo album Justified began his transformation from clean-shaven boy to an edgy, dangerous man, and improbably, the transition worked. His second solo album FutureSex/LoveSounds, which debuted in 2006, cemented his reputation as a top-selling sensation, and his recent role as Prince Arthur in Shrek the Third was also well received.
Timberlake’s first public courtship was a four-year relationship with Britney Spears, however, after rumors surfaced that Spears was unfaithful, the couple split.
In early 2007, Timberlake officially parted ways with longtime love Cameron Diaz, whom he had dated from 2003 until late 2006.
Timberlake dumped ex-girlfriend Jessica Biel, whom he dated for more than two years, over the phone in the fall of 2009. They got back together, split briefly in 2011, and got engaged that December. The stars tied the knot in Italy in October 2012.