By Robert Waldman
Born talented has its advantages. From the ripe old age of 3 Columbus Short had a knack for getting in the public eye. Actually when just a tot in Kansas City Missouri this lad began playing drums, doing impersonations and performing in front of his parents. Who would have thought that some 24 years later he’d be recognized of one of Hollywood’s hottest newcomers? Not many.
Please don’t make light of that 5’10” frame. Our subject here packs quite the punch as an up and comer set to conquer Tinseltown big time.
Right now you can catch Columbus headlining the new action thriller Whiteout where he has quite a meaty role opposite Kate Beckinsale. Though no dancing is called for in this snowy caper this young man could easily dance away with scores of awards as his talents also extend to a certain physical prowess that has further added to his already rising value.
Born to humble parents it took a trip to Hollywood as a teen to fast track this young dynamo’s career. Madison Avenue first came a calling and effectively gave this Missouri transplant his big break. Big name advertisers like McDonalds, Nike, Mountain Dew, Pizza Hut and Denny’s new that there was more than a pretty face to this newcomer but he obviously made an impression on executives and an adoring public.
After getting that boost to his career he next leapt into feature films with a sizzling debut as a dj in Stomp the Yard, which solidified a big future in film. Last year he won raves for the indie feature Cadillac Records opposite Adrien Brody and also has managed to appear in This Christmas, War of the Worlds, You Got Served and Quarantine. With each part comes a growing awareness of this man’s talent.
Not just confined to acting, Mr. Short has also conquered the pop charts with concert choreography for Britney Spears and dancing for Brandy. Big on basketball, snowboarding and football you can see the ways Columbus stays in shape. And as for role models he counts on Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Idris Elba for inspiration.
Look for good things to come out of this man’s up trending career.
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