How Tall is Justin Timberlake? (The 6 Foot Mystery)

Both a successful singer and movie star, Justin Timberlake is taller than average in more ways than just his height. He is also the perfect example of a man who consistently looks tallish, but not quite tall enough to believe some of his height claims. 

But how tall exactly is he? Well, let's get into the analysis and find out!

So What's Justin's Real Height? 

Looking through various height info, such as Justin's height claims, comparisons of him with other celebs, and what others have said about his height, it becomes clear that Justin wakes up at around 6 feet tall, holding 5'11.5" (181.6 cm) throughout the day, and dropping to 5'11.25" at night. 

His Height Claims

Justin has claimed some interesting numbers when it comes to his height, so let's take a look at some of them. 

On the Jay Leno show in 2011 (featuring Kevin Hart and Shaquille O'Neal), Justin says very loudly to the crowd "I'm 6"1, I'm not short". However, this is when comparing himself to Shaq, who stands at 7 feet tall! Almost anyone looks short next to Shaq, so it would be easy to lie about height by 1-2 inches in this circumstance, which is possibly what Justin has done here.

The 6'1" claims don't stop there, and on a channel V web chat he claimed "I am 6’1 and I weigh 168 pounds" (1)

Also, in the movie In friends with benefits, he claims to be slightly over 6" tall. He has on other occasions previously claimed "6 foot" as well.

It is common practice for those in the spotlight to claim a taller height than they actually are, falling in line with the majority of other celebs doing the same thing. So, Justin claiming 6 feet (morning height) or even a height he never reaches such as 6'1" isn't out of the ordinary. 

What Others Say

Laura Robson 5'11 (180.2 cm)

Previously British ranked No.1 female tennis player Laura Robson, who is 5'11 (180.2 cm) tall, referred to Justin's height, saying "We met him one year at Wimbledon, and he was just a bit shorter than me" and "It was really disappointing." (2)

This of course could be her own perception of height or her wearing thicker footwear than him. But it is another opinion that Justin is most likely not the 6 feet tall, and nowhere near the 6 feet 1 that he has claimed.

Piers Morgan 6'0" (185.4 cm)

Piers Morgan once said in his Live magazine column that when he saw Justin and Jessica in a bar and at one point he was face to face with Justin, that he was clearly not the 6 feet he has always claimed. He stated that Justin's "head appeared to reconcile itself with my chin", while having "built-up heels" on. (3)

Morgan himself is overexaggerating his height, and stands closer to 6" than 6'1". His claiming Justin's head was near his chin is also exaggerated.

The point, however, is that for him to say that Justin was clearly shorter than himself means that Justin is not 6'1" or even 6" tall.

Comparing Him With Other Celebs

To gain a clearer understanding of Justin's real height, let's compare him with a few other celebs for some approximations!

Jessica Biel 5'6.75" (169.5 cm)

Being Justin Timberlake's wife (2021), there is a vast amount of photo evidence of their heights together, and when comparing them in similar footwear, she consistently looks around 5 inches shorter than him. This puts Justin in the 5'11.75" range of height.

Jamie Foxx 5'9.25" (176 cm)

In the pics I have seen, Justin looks around 2 inches taller than Jamie Foxx. This puts him at around the 5'11.25" range. 

Jimmy Fallon 5'11.5 (181.6 cm)

With Jimmy Fallon, Justin looks a very similar height depending on the footwear used. Sometimes he can look slightly taller, or shorter though. So in this case I will go with the same height of 5'11.5 inches. 

The Verdict

The information gathered suggests that Justin lies somewhere between the 5'11-6" range of height, but the question is, where? 

I would say that putting him at 5'11.5" (181.6 cm) would be accurate, as the in-between number. I believe he wakes up around 6 feet tall, holds 5'11.5" through the day, and drops to around 5'11.25 before bed.

Connected Heights

  1. Jessica Biel, Wife m. 2012, 5'6.75" (169.5 cm)
  2. Lynn Bomar Harless, Mother, 5'6" (167.64 cm)
  3. Randall Timberlake, Father, 5'6.5" 168.9 cm
  4. Stephen Robert Timberlake, Brother, 5'11.5 (181.6 cm)
  5. Jonathan Perry Timberlake, Brother, 5'9.5" (176.5 cm's)
  6. Britney Spears, Ex-Girlfriend, 5'4.5" (163.8 cm)
  7. Michael Jackson, Influence, 5'9" (175.3 cm)


1: Popdirt: Justin Timberlake Webchat With Channel V

2: Metro: Laura Robson: Meeting ‘short’ Justin Timberlake was really disappointing

3: DigitalSpy: Morgan: 'Timberlake hides his height'

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