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Who’s hotter: Scandal‘s Scott Foley vs. Columbus Short


These two Kansas City boys rock their roles on Scandal. Who do you think is hotter?

Scott Foley

Scott Kellerman Foley was born July 15, 1972 in Kansas City, Kansas. He has two younger brothers and has lived all over the world growing up, including Tokyo, Japan, and Sydney, Australia. He is of Scottish, German and Irish heritage.

Columbus Short

Columbus Keith Short Jr. was born Sept. 19, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri, to a musical family. Like Foley, he has two little brothers. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was 5 years old and he started working in a youth theater. His debut role came as a dancer in You Got Served.


Scott Foley: Foley’s breakthrough role was as Noel on Felicity. From there, he has played everything from sweet and funny guys to tough and bad-a** guys.

Columbus Short: He has had a variety of roles in such films as Stomp the Yard, The Losers, Armored and Cadillac Records. He also choreographed Britney Spears’ Onyx Hotel Tour, plays keyboards and drums and is a writer and producer.

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Scott Foley:

  • 1. When he was first starting out, he worked at Mrs. Field’s Cookies. He was so broke at the time he pretty much lived off of leftover cookies.
  • 2. Speaks Japanese fluently.
  • 3. Older brother of actor Sean Foley.

Columbus Short:

  • 1. He acted in several television commercials in his teens, including Nike, Pizza Hut and Mountain Dew.
  • 2. He is a sneaker fanatic and owns more than 100 pairs.
  • 3. Owns his own production company, 1492 Productions, Inc.


Scott Foley: People magazine named him Sexy Man of the Week a few months ago, and he claims he keeps his style simple. But when he needs to be shirtless for a scene, he will pop into the tanning salon for a quick seven-minute tan.

Columbus Short: He loves basketball, football and snowboarding. He also prays and meditates daily to stay focused.


Scott Foley: He has contributed time and money to such causes as the Children’s Defense Fund and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. He also helped rebuild homes in Thailand after the tsunami.

Columbus Short: Participates in charity basketball games and golf tournaments.


Scott Foley: Graduated from high school in St. Louis, Missouri.

Columbus Short: He attended the Orange County High School of the Arts and graduated two months early to join the Broadway tour of Stomp.


Scott Foley: He was previously married to Jennifer Garner, who he met on the set of Felicity. He has been married to wife Marika Dominczyk since 2007 and they have two children, Malina Jean and Keller Aleksander.

Columbus Short: He divorced his first wife, Brandi Short, in 2003. He married Tanee McCall, a dancer, in 2005, and she filed for divorce in September 2013. He has one son from his first marriage and one daughter from his second.

About Mara Marini

Mara Marini

Mara Marini is a Canadian film, television and theater actress perhaps best known for her recurring role as Brandi Maxxxx on the hit NBC comedy series, Parks and Recreation. Marini has also appeared in a number of indie comedy and horror films. In 2013, she launched a popular digital comedy video series called Inside Dating on She will soon be guest-starring on Disney’s Kickin’ It and shooting a politically incorrect feature comedy this fall. For more information on Mara, check out her official website,, and follow her on Facebook or on Twitter at @popgloss.

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