Justin Timberlake at 30: From Teen Dream to Leading Man

See how the birthday boy (Jan. 31) ditched the curls to become a singing, acting, designing phenomenon

  • A STAR IS BORN
 photo | Justin Timberlake

Credit: Willard G. Tressel

Updated: Thursday Jan 27, 2011 | 06:00 AM EST By: Cara Lynn Shultz

A STAR IS BORN

Hey, cowboy! Memphis, Tenn., native Justin Timberlake – who turns 30 on Jan. 31 – is only 11 when he auditions for Star Search in 1992, performing Alan Jackson's "Love's Got a Hold On Me" under the name Justin Randall. Timberlake passes the audition, but loses the competition.