Richest Celebrities
Net Worth:
$400 Thousand
Sep 19, 1982 (41 years old)
Kansas City
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Actor, Singer, Choreographer, Dancer
United States of America
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What is Columbus Short's Net Worth?

Columbus Short is an actor and choreographer who has  net worth of $400 thousand. Columbus Short is known for his roles in such films as "Stomp the Yard," "Cadillac Records," "Armored," and "The Losers." He also starred as Harrison Wright in the first three seasons of the ABC television series "Scandal." As a choreographer, Short has worked with Brian Friedman and choreographed Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour.

Early Life and Education

Columbus Short Jr. was born on September 19, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri. He has two brothers named John and Chris. When he was five years old, Short moved with his family to Los Angeles, California, where he began acting in a youth theater. As a teenager, he attended Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, as well as El Segundo High School and Orange County School of the Arts back in Southern California. Short ultimately left school to join the off-Broadway tour of "Stomp."

Film Career

Short made his film debut as a dancer in the 2004 dance drama "You Got Served." The following year, he appeared as a soldier in Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds." Short had his first major film roles in 2006, playing 'Hands' Holloway in the comedy "Accepted" and Miles Sultana in the dance drama sequel "Save the Last Dance 2." He subsequently appeared in another dance drama, "Stomp the Yard," starring as the protagonist 'DJ' Williams. Next, Short appeared in the ensemble cast of "This Christmas." In 2008, he was in the found-footage horror film "Quarantine" and the biographical drama "Cadillac Records," in which he portrayed blues musician Little Walter. Closing out the decade, Short had a supporting role in the crime thriller "Whiteout," starring Kate Beckinsale, and a leading role in the heist thriller "Armored." In the latter, he appeared alongside Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, and Milo Ventimiglia, among others.

Short was in three films in 2010. First, he appeared in the American remake of the black comedy "Death at a Funeral." Shortly after that, Short was in the action film "The Losers," based on the comic book series. His final film of the year was the sequel "Stomp the Yard: Homecoming," in which he reprised his role as 'DJ' Williams from the first "Stomp the Yard." Following a break from the big screen, Short returned in 2015 with a leading role in the thriller "The Girl is in Trouble." A couple years later, he appeared in the crime drama "American Violence" and starred in "True to the Game." Short would reprise his role from the latter in the sequels "True to the Game 2: Gena's Story" and "True to the Game 3." His other notable credits have included Mario Van Peebles's action film "Armed," in which he played Turell, and the biographical musical drama "Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story," in which he portrayed Martin Luther King Jr.

What is Columbus Short's Net Worth?

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Television Career

Short's first appearances on the small screen were in episodes of the series "ER" and "Judging Amy" in 2005. He also had a two-episode guest role on the Disney Channel teen sitcom "That's So Raven," playing Trey. From 2006 to 2007, Short played the recurring role of Darius Hawthorne, a fledgling television writer, on the short-lived NBC series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He later went on to land the main role of Harrison Wright on the ABC political thriller series "Scandal," which premiered in 2012. Short played the character for the show's first three seasons through 2014. He has appeared less frequently on television since then.

Short has had some run-ins with the law. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence against his wife as part of a no-jail plea deal, and was ordered to perform 30 hours of community service. At another point, Short avoided jail time by pleading no contest to a felony assault charge for throwing a punch at an in-law during a family gathering at a bar.

In October 2014 Columbus was reportedly evicted from a property he had been renting in the LA suburbs after allegedly failing to pay the $7,000 monthly rent for some period of time.

Personal Life

From 2001 to 2003, Short was married to a woman named Brandi. Together, they had a son. Short went on to marry dancer and actress Tanee McCall in 2005. She filed for divorce twice due to allegations of domestic violence, ending the marriage in 2013. The couple had a daughter named Ayala before that. Short reportedly married his third wife, writer Karrine Steffans, in 2016, but Steffans denied that they ever wed after she was granted a temporary restraining order against Short. Later in 2016, Short married Aida Abramyan; they have two sons together.

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