Now one of the most-sought emerging talents in Hollywood, Columbus can next be seen in a lead role, alongside Lauren London and Mekhi Phifer, in a holiday film called This Christmas When not working, Columbus loves football, basketball and snowboarding. Whether impersonating relatives, dancing or just making people laugh, everyone sensed something special about the boy. In a completely separate matter stemming from an alleged assault, Short was given a 30 day jail sentence for violating probation. Though a very versatile Renaissance Man who is also a writer, musician and director, Columbus came off the road to pursue his primary passion, namely, acting. His mother, Janette, runs a talent agency there. As a senior in high school, he was offered an opportunity to graduate two months early in order to see the world with the traveling production of the Broadway show, "Stomp!