Fast Facts

  • Began performing with the Atlanta Boy Choir at age 4 and later sang with the Archdiocesan Boy Choir of Philadelphia.
  • Performed with the a capella group Midnight Voices in high school.
  • Lettered in track and volleyball in high school.
  • His father is a first cousin of Samuel L. Jackson's wife, LaTanya Richardson.
  • His mother was once a CNN anchor.
  • Prior to competing on American Idol, he sold burglar alarms door to door for ADT.
  • Was runner-up to Kelly Clarkson on the first season of Idol.
  • In June 2003, released his self-titled debut album and made his first big-screen appearance in From Justin to Kelly.


  • Asher Guarini — Son
  • Jerry Guraini — Stepfather
  • Reina Capodici — Wife
  • Lola — Stepdaughter
  • William Neko Bell Guarini — Son
  • Eldrin Bell — Father
  • Kathy Pepino — Mother


  • Attended University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; attended School for Film and Television, New York, NY


  • Birth Name: Justin Eldrin Bell
  • Birth Place: Columbus, GA
  • Birthday: October 28, 1978, Scorpio
  • Profession: Singer, TV host, Actor

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