Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Lynn Harless (née Bomar) and Randall Timberlake. Timberlake has English and distant American Indian ancestry.

Timberlake's parents divorced in 1985, and both have remarried. His mother, who now runs an entertainment company called Just-in Time Entertainment, remarried to Paul Harless, a banker, when her son was five. His father, a choir director at a Baptist church, has two children, Jonathan (born c. 1993) and Steven Robert (born August 14, 1998), from his second marriage to Lisa Perry.

Justin Timberlake's Family Tree