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Justin Guarini Biography

Birth Name:
Justin Eldrin Bell
Birth Place:
Columbus, Georgia, United States
Singer, TV host, actor

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


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