Feb 12, 2014 07:39 PM EST
Justin Timberlake got his start on The New Mickey Mouse Club and made it big with boy band 'N Sync, before becoming a solo singer and a budding actor. Here are 50 more interesting facts about Justin.
Justin Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee on Jan. 31, 1981. His middle name is Randall.
His parents divorced when he was 2 years old. His father was a choir director at a Baptist church and his mother runs an entertainment production company.
Timberlake attended E.E. Jeter Elementary School in Millington, Tennessee. After the sixth grade, he left and was subsequently homeschooled throughout middle school and high school.
Singing has been his lifelong passion - Justin sang at the Grand Ole Opry when he was just 10 years old.
Justin sang Alan Jackson's 'Love's Got a Hold On You' at age 11 on the TV show 'Star Search.' He lost, according to People magazine.
Justin Timberlake started out in the Mickey Mouse club as a child alongside other celebrities, such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling.
He was Britney Spears first kiss.
Justin's mom became Ryan Gosling's legal guardian for six months while they filmed The Mickey Mouse Club. This was because Ryan's mom had to go back to work in Canada.
Justin's acting gig following Mickey Mouse Club was on Touched By An Angel.
He used the stage name "Justin Randall."
He took guitar lessons for three weeks but got bored and started teaching himself.
One of Timberlake's favorite movies is the 1986 film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.'
He made is acting debut in 1999 in the Disney Channel movie Model Behavior, in which he plays a model who falls in love with a waitress that he mistakes for another model.
Having a TV career was clearly not enough for Justin. When he was 14 years old, he teamed up with Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone to form a band. They later invited Lance Bass and JC Chasez, ultimately forming the boy group: N'Sync.
N'Sync's 2000 album 'No Strings Attached' sold 1.1 million copies on its first day out, and broke records when it sold 2.4 million in the first week.
Justin Timberlake dated pop-princess Britney Spears publicly between 2000 and 2002. However, Timberlake said he already had a crush on her when he was as young as 12 years old.
During a 2011 interview, he confirmed what many already suspected. The Grammy Award-winning song 'Cry Me a River' was written after getting into an argument with ex-girlfriend Britney Spears. He was deeply affected by the breakup. When asked about his 2002 breakup with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake told journalist Barbara Walters on the ABC show '20/20' that he used to cry himself to sleep at night.
After the relationship ended with Britney, he was briefly linked to Alyssa Milano.
Justin founded record label, Tennman Records, in 2007.
Timberlake dated actress Cameron Diaz between 2003 and 2007. They both said in statements that their separation was completely amicable and that they respect each other completely. The former couple reunited in 2011 for the film 'Bad Teacher.' The two have discussed how even though the scenes were hilarious, the fully-clothed love-making scenes were still slightly 'uncomfortable.'
Justin was the very first celebrity to get pranked by Ashton Kutcher on Punk'd.
Justin co-wrote Rihanna's 2008 single "Rehab," and he also sang in it and appeared in the sexy music video.
Interestingly enough, he doesn't write down his lyrics. He completed Justified without touching a pen or paper.
He is a four-time Emmy winner. Justin won a Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award in 2009 and 2011 for hosting SNL.
Justin has his own brand of tequila: 901.
Timberlake has his own record label that he created in 2007 as a joint venture with Interscope Records called Tennman Records.
His secret to eating Oreo's and milk? Dunk the Oreo in the milk for 7 seconds - it won't be too soggy nor to hard.
Despite being an trendy guy - he does admit to some fashion police moments. He says he regrets ever having cornrows.
What else does he regret? The matching denim outfit he wore with Britney. "God, I feel I've gone to therapy just to erase some of them. The cornrows I wore with 'N Sync. That was pretty bad. Britney and I wore matching denim outfits [to the 2001 American Music Awards]. Yeah, another bad choice. I'd probably pay good money to get some of those pictures off the internet."
He once said he owned every model of Air Jordans ever made.
Justin Timberlake and his best friend Trace Ayala co-founded the fashion line William Rast in 2005.
While eating out at a diner, he left some of his half-eaten French toast. The waiter seized it as an opportunity to make an extra buck and sold the leftovers on eBay for $1,025.
He is an avid golfer. Justin and his parents purchased a golf course in Memphis after it was in risk of being closed.
He takes golf lessons from Tiger Woods' former coach, Butch Harmon.
Justin's favorite show is ESPN's 'SportsCenter.'
Some of Justin's greatest fears include sharks, snakes, spiders and dying unloved
Justin owns shares in three United States restaurants. Chi opened in West Hollywood, California in 2003, but has since closed. He used to own part of the New York restaurant Destino, and still co-owns the Upper East Side restaurant Southern Hospitality that he started with friends; both restaurants were started in roughly 2006.
Timberlake dated Jessica Biel on and off from 2007 to 2011 and got engaged that December. They got married on Oct. 19, 2012.
Timberlake openly calls himself a 'mama's boy,' and admitted to Entertainment Weekly that there was nothing that he's done that his mother doesn't know about.
Timberlake said in an interview that he owns three Audis and a Q7. He also says he has a sedan and an R8, which he told Playboy magazine is super cool, but added that he never drives it.
Justin has 9 Grammy Awards throughout his career.
He often collaborates with the group Lonely Island on SNL and on YouTube to create comedic songs and sketches.
Scarlett Johansson played the love interest of Justin Timberlake in the music video "What Goes Around, Comes Around" which sparked rumors the two were dating. They denied them.
Between 2006 and 2012, he put his music career on hold to pursue acting, and appeared in Black Snake Moan, Alpha Dog and The Social Network and In Time.
He came back on the music scene in 2013 with his third solo album, The 20/20 Experience. which features the singles "Suit and Tie" featuring Jay-Z, and "Mirrors."
While he was working with Madonna in the studio, he said he wasn't feeling well and she asked him to drop his pants so she could give him a shot of vitamin B12 in the behind.
Justin owns several Harley Davidson motorcycles and is an avid rider.
He plays basketball regularly, and after becoming a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, has been known to drop by during practice.
He loves Baskin-Robbin's Daiquiri Ice.