Justin Randall Timberlake was born on 31st January 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. This musically historical place had already produced musical idols like Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. For obvious reasons this cute boy was given the nickname 'Curly'.
Almost from birth Justin was showing signs of his performing potential. Dancing along to the radio at just a few months old; singing in harmony by two and a half. Although his parents divorced when he was young he remains close to his father and his mother, Lynne. He coped with the divorce with the church's help and of course was an active member of the church choir. Justin gained his first stage experience through various talent shows and continued to develop his already considerable talents with the aid of voice lessons.
When he was twelve he was discovered at an audition for the Mickey Mouse Club kids show. He moved with his mother to Orlando, where he not only gained more showbiz experience but in his two years on the show he also got to know JC as well as Chritina Aquilera and his future girlfriend Britney Spears. When Disney cancelled the show it was perfect timing for Justin in many ways. *NSYNC was just starting out and they were able to devote all their energy to the band. His faith and his spirituality are the characteristics that keep him down to earth in the face of such major celebrity. Stardom has its down sides as well and the constant attention is sometimes difficult to deal with. His relationship with Britney Spears has kept him in the headlines, even when he'd rather not be.
It seems the stress has been too much for him at times. At the end of December 2000 a woman launched a lawsuit against Justin and the *NSYNC security team for alleged verbal abuse, and verbal and physical intimidation of her daughter. The incident seems to have occurred when Justin refused to sign an autograph and the girl shouted 'JC's much cuter anyway.' Justin is alleged to have had her taken into the hotel by security where he then verbally abused. Recent reports have also claimed Justin refused to sign autographs and was rude to fans while in Los Angeles for the American Music Awards. In 2000 Justin appeared with Kathy Gifford in the TV movie 'Model Behavior'. Rumors abound of other potential film roles including 'Grease 3' and Fox Television's hip-hop adaptation of 'The Wizard Of Oz'.
--- from the official Justin Timberlake website