Columbus Short is an actor, hot stepper, and singer. His choreographic skills have been used in a number of films, most notably in Save the Last Dance 2 and 2007 in Stomp the Yard. His most recent notable role was that of Harrison Wright in Kerry Washington’s Scandal. Personal problems have plagued his career in recent years and made him less visible, but the actor does not give up yet, as he fights back every time life brings him down. Let us go so far through his journey that we reveal facts about his personal life.
Columbus Short Bio (Age)
Short was born on September 19, 1982, as Columbus Keith Short, Jr. in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents have two other sons, John Rancipher and Chris Staples. Short was born with entertainment in his genes, and from the age of 3, these genes manifested themselves in the fact that Short loved to entertain his relatives either by imitation, dancing, or silly jokes.
At the age of 5, Short’s family moved to LA, where his mother began working as a talent manager. Short then began to improve his entertainment skills in a youth theater. He also attended Orange County High School of the Arts and later joined the Broadway tour of Stomp, a British percussion group.
In 2004, Short began his acting career in the small role of a dancer in You Got Served. The following year he made his debut on the small screen with roles in ER, Judging Amy, and Raven Symone’s That’s So Raven. Columbus Short was to have more success on the big screen with roles in Stomp the Yard, Cadillac Records, The Losers, and others.
Columbus Short had a very difficult time in his romantic life. For years the actor has been plagued by divorce dramas resulting from his occasional domestic abuse of his lover.
The actor was married for the first time to a certain Brandi Short at an unknown time, and the two were divorced in 2003, at a time when he had not yet made his appearance in the entertainment industry. They had a daughter named Ayala. Two years after this divorce, the Short married the dancer Tanee McCall.
They stayed together until 2013 when she filed for divorce. The couple seemed to have come to an arrangement shortly after that, as they did not learn of the divorce until April 2014, when Kurt’s bad behavior forced them to file for a second divorce. According to her filing, Short threatened to kill her and herself. She also obtained a restraining order against him.
The actor admitted to assaulting his wife and threatened to go to prison but escaped by pleading guilty. To avoid prison, Short also pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault because he had beaten a man in a restaurant in LA in September 2015. To his sentence, he was sentenced to three years of probation, including two months of community service and counseling on anger management.
Short found love again in Aida Abramyan and married her in 2017, but his bad behavior was not quite on track when reports surfaced that he had physically attacked her in November 2017, a few weeks after her wedding. His wife, Aida, would come to refute the allegations via social media.
Short was sentenced to 1 year in prison for violating his parole. He served 34 days of his prison term before he was released. Columbus Short has three children by three different women who are his three wives, including the current Aida Abramyam.
Where Is Columbus Short Now?
Personal problems have plagued Short’s career, but the actor continues. He reportedly lost his role as Harrison Wright in the Shonda Rhimes scandal due to drug abuse… Kurt’s career came to a temporary halt after this short prison sentence, but things are different now.
As many of his fans like to put it: “Short is back. He has gone back to booking gigs and producing his own films as part of his Great Picture Show. Vogue reported exclusively in October 2018 that Short is working on several film projects with Dame Dash Studios. Dame Dash told Vogue that her new project focuses on highlighting new and honest stories that have not yet been told. Her film projects include The List, A Shot For Justice, and Black Dots.
His name may be Short but Short isn’t all that Short, rather, average perfectly describes his height of 5 feet 9 inches, the equivalent of 1.75 m.