Columbus’ bright smile is enough to keep him popular among movie lovers, as well as in the industry. He is not called ‘Short’ because of his height, that is his real name and if you have taken a good look you’ll agree that he passes for a man above average height. Columbus Short is an American actor, singer and also a choreographer. If you do not know him as a choreographer or dancer, you may at least remember his skilful dance performance in the popular movie ‘Stomp the Yard’. He is also known for his role in the movie ‘The Losers’ as well as popular TV series ‘Scandal’. Here are other things you need to know about the talented actor.
Who Is Columbus Short?
He was born Columbus Keith Short Jr. on September 19, 1982, in Kansas Missouri. It may not have been inborn, but Columbus got acquainted with the creative arts at a very young age. At the age of 5, he was already helping out with props and prep in a theatre. With his dream intact, he went through Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, and El Segundo High School after which he proceeded to Orange County High School of Arts. His passion for theatre continued to grow and he finally decided to take a break from high school to become a member of the Broadway tour of Stomp where different forms of art are integrated.
Short who continuously scouted for roles later made his debut in the 2004 dance movie You Got Served where he played a minor role. He subsequently featured in another dance movie Save The Last Dance 2 in 2006, before landing a prominent role in the 2007 movie Stomp the Yard. After his first movie role in You Got Served, Short featured in TV drama series ER as well as Disney sitcom That’s So Raven. He made an appearance in the movie This Christmas which was released in 2007. The following year he was featured in the short movie Quarantine where he played the role of a musician, Little Walter.
2010 was a remarkable year for Short who featured in the popular movie The Losers. He further rose to high prominence in 2012 when he became a part of ABC series Scandal, starring as lawyer Harrison Wright. Columbus is notable for his very unique skills which glaringly reflects in his movie roles.
His Net Worth and Achievements
Columbus is on a sure way to greater heights with his outstanding craft. The talented actor has his net worth estimated at $2 million. This figure could turn out to be a trifling one in the next few years, given his Scandal prominence. Some sources reported his salary per episode of Scandal to be above $65,000 dollars. His income is not limited to earnings from Scandal, thanks to his other movie appearances and endeavours.
His Marriages, Wives, and Divorce
Short is quite private when it comes to his personal life. The actor has managed to keep his private life away from the prying eyes of the media. However, the media has been able to grasp the fact that Columbus has been married twice. This is credited to the widespread notice taken by the entire public following Short’s jail sentence for assault.
Earlier in 2018, Short was issued a one-year jail sentence for hitting his wife Aida Abramyan. This was after his wife sued him in 2017 for domestic violence, after claiming to have been abused physically by him during an argument. Short, who was said to have violated his probation, bagged a one-year jail sentence.
Columbus was previously married to Brandi Short. The couple however split in 2003 on some vague grounds. Short married again two years later in 2005 to Tanee McCall. However, Tanee filed for divorce in 2013 on grounds of irreconcilable differences after she sued him for domestic violence. Columbus was said to have put a knife to her throat. The actor was subsequently charged with domestic violence although the charges were later dismissed. With Brandi, he had a son and with Tanee, he had a daughter.
Height and Weight
As mentioned earlier, Columbus passes for average with his height of 5ft 10 inches. This simply shows that even if he is not the tallest in the industry, he is most definitely not the shortest. Short’s average height is quite proportional to his weight of 75 kg.
Other Facts You Need to Know
In 2014, Short was in the eyes of the law after he was said to have thrown a punch at his in-law. The talented actor pleaded no contest adding that he acted in self-defence.
If you’re also wondering why the face of the actor gradually dwindled from the popular Scandal series; Columbus Short left the ABC series due to a severe outcome of his marital crisis which led him to string abuse of narcotics.