January 31, 2011 07:04:33 GMT
As the 'Social Network' star turns 30 on January 31, ten fascinating things during his career in music and acting are compiled.
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Pop superstar reaches a milestone age on Monday, January 31 as he turns 30 years old. The "SexyBack" hitmaker has been winning over fans across the globe since shooting to fame as a member of in the mid-1990s.
He's become a household name around the world - and it's no wonder, having gone on to carve out a successful career as a solo singer, dancer, actor and entrepreneur following the boyband's split in 2002. Timberlake hit the big screen in 2010 with his most high-profile acting role to date - portraying Napster founder Sean Parker in the Oscar-nominated "", alongside and .
His star is only set to burn much brighter in 2011 and beyond - and to mark his big day, WENN would like to wish him a very special birthday with 10 fascinating facts about Justin Randall Timberlake.
- He first showed his potential in the early 1990s as a contestant on U.S. talent show "Star Search", on which he belted out country music songs as Justin Randall.
- Timberlake was a member of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club, where he met , his future bandmate JC Chasez, and future girlfriend .
- The singer had a half-sister, named Laura Katherine, from his father Randall's second marriage. She died shortly after birth in May, 1997.
- He's the proud winner of six Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards.
- Timberlake branched out into acting when he made his debut in Disney Channel movie "Model Behavior", starring as model Jason Sharpe in 2000.
- He's extended his talents past music and movies - he founded fashion label William Rast with his pal Trace Ayala and also owns shares in top New York restaurant, Southern Hospitality.
- As part of the popular boyband , Timberlake has performed at the Academy Awards, the Olympics and the Super Bowl. He also hit the stage at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show with , when he famously ripped off a part of the R&B icon's corset to reveal her bare breast.
- Timberlake is known for his taste in beautiful women - he dated from 1999 to 2002, and went on to romance Hollywood actresses and , who he has been with since 2007.
- A keen golfer, the pop star owns the eco-friendly Mirimichi Golf Course in his native Tennessee.
- Timberlake isn't just a fan of the green - he's also into soccer and reportedly supports top British team Manchester United.
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