You have to admit, your favorite member of ‘N Sync was Justin Timberlake, right? I am not afraid to admit it, as I loved him then and I still love him now. Justin Timberlake was the standout of the group and he has gone on to have a very successful solo career, which also includes some acting gigs along the way. As much as we love Timberlake, these quick facts might be something you didn’t know about him!
1 – Justin Had A Twin Sister That Passed Away
We start the list on a sad fact, but Justin Timberlake was actually born a twin. His twin sister, Laura Katherine, passed away not long after their birth.
2 – Justin’s Mother Was Legal Guardian For Ryan Gosling
While on The Mickey Mouse Club, it looked like Justin got really close with one of his co-stars, actor Ryan Gosling! Ryan’s mother had to go back to Canada for work, but needed a legal guardian to stay working on the show. Insert Justin’s mother and insert Ryan living with them for about six months!
3 – He Started His Career As Justin Randall
A lot of celebrities use stage names, since they don’t think their real names are appealing. Justin Timberlake started his career as Justin Randall, which is the name he used while participating on Star Search. Randall happens to be his middle name, but then switched to Timberlake as his career went on.
4 – He is an Emmy Winner
We all know that Justin has won Grammy’s with ‘N Sync and on his own, but he is also an Emmy winner for his guest roles on Saturday Night Live in 2009 and 2011!
5 – Justin Was The First Celebrity To Be Punk’d
Ashton Kutcher started his Punk’d show on MTV back in 2003. His first celebrity victim was Justin Timberlake, as he pranked him and got him real good!