WATCH | Born Jan. 31, 1981, Justin Timberlake celebrates his 36th birthday Tuesday. And as a solo artist, movie star and "Saturday Night Live" host, he's accomplished a ton since he left *NYSNC in 2002.
An award-winning star
Born Jan. 31, 1981, the nine-time Grammy winner boasts absurd talent and next-level handsome.
He's also a captivating live performer, as he proved at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
JT and Gosling were early BFFs
Fans knew he was a force ever since he and Ryan Gosling buddied up (and hung out with '90s R&B group Xscape) on "The All-New Mickey Mouse Club."
They even lived together at the time, and "stole" a golf cart on the "MMC" set, he told Ellen DeGeneres in 2011.
He added, "I was like, 'What you wanna do, thug?' And he was like, 'I don't know, cous' -- 'cause that's definitely how we talked."
Breaking free from the bubble-gum pop of '90s boy band *NSYNC, he emerged at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards as a solo artist on the rise. (We'll give him a pass for his initial over-the-top neck swivels.)
His genre-busting cred helps him collaborate with everyone from Beyoncé to Chris Stapleton. His 2015 CMA Awards duet with Stapleton became an instant classic.
Manson has even covered Timberlake's 2006 hit "What Goes Around... Comes Around."
The top-tier "Saturday Night Live" host made "The Barry Gibb Talk Show," a singing mascot, and "Dick in a Box" instant classics, and was trusted to join pal Jimmy Fallon to open the series' 40th anniversary special. As it turns out, all four of JT's Emmy wins are for "SNL" contributions.
He's also been heralded for helping LGBT causes, children's charities, the environment and the arts. And his duet of "Hallelujah" with Matt Morris during the 2010 Hope for Haiti telethon was one of the fundraiser's most memorable moments.
His high-profile exes include Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz, but he found bliss with Jessica Biel.
On Biel's birthday in 2015, JT took to Instagram to call her the "sweetest, most gorgeous, goofiest, most bad-ass chick I know."
He's also a proud papa to 21-month-old son, Silas, a.k.a. JT's "greatest gift ever."
With memorable performances in "The Social Network" and “Inside Llewyn Davis,” he's proven to be a solid actor, too.
This year in film, he's supervising the soundtrack for "The Book of Love," and acting in Woody Allen's next movie.