American singer, actor and a film producer, Lance Bass rose to fame as the member of the boy band NSYNC. Lance was a bass singer for the band, and his successful singing career earned him the opportunity to star in films and television shows. He is also a trained astronaut who took several failed measures to reach the International Space Station. He also became a successful writer through his autobiography Out of Sync in 2007. Stay tuned to the page to know more about the career and net worth of Lance Bass in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
James Lance Bass was born on 4th May in 1979, in Laurel, Mississippi, the United States to Diane Bass, a middle school teacher, and James Irvin Bass, Jr. a medical technologist. Lance became interested in space when he was 9 and attended the space camp in Titusville, Florida dreaming of joining NASA one day. He started to sing in church choirs when he was 11 and later joined the Mississippi Show Stoppers and the Attache Show Choir. He had an elder sister named Stacy and attended the Clinton High School.
Lance Bass initially dated Danielle Fishel from 1999 to 2000 after which he started to date some more women. He has also been in a relationship with two guys one from Miami and another one from Idaho before starting to date Reichen Lehmkuhl. His relationship with Reichen publicized his homosexual orientation after which he began dating Pedro Andrade. After dating Ben Thigpen for a year, Lance got engaged to Michael Turchin in 2013 and got married in December 2014 in Los Angeles. They recently disclosed that they are planning to have a baby through a surrogate.
Career, Awards & Nominations
When NSYNC’s bass singer Jason Galasso left the group, Justin Timberlake’s voice coach recommended Lance Bass as his replacement as he knew him through the Mississippi Show Stopper. Lance did an audition and was selected as the group’s new bass singer. Though he was exceptional at singing, he could not dance as well as his fellow group members. The group released its debut album with BMG in Germany in 1996 following which the RCA signed them in 1997.
The group sold over 56 million records, and in 2002, Timberlake announced that he is going to take up a solo career and the band went on an undisclosed hiatus. Bass got his first lead role in 2001 in the film On the Line which was produced by Bass himself. The movie was a failure at the box office after which Bass appeared in films such as Zoolander, Cursed, and I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
He ventured into Broadway through the musical Hairspray in 2007 and has guest starred in TV series such as Review, Rick and Steve, Gravity Falls, BoJack Horseman, and Hand of God. He has competed in the 7th season of Dancing with the Stars and My Kitchen Rules.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having enjoyed a successful career with the NSYNC and using the fame to reach more television and film audiences, he has amassed a very good fortune with a net worth of $25 million. In 2003, he purchased a three-bedroom house in Beverly Hills for $3.8 million and enjoyed a rich lifestyle with St. Maarten Gateway and Miami being his favorite holiday destinations.
Lance Bass is very well known for his charity works who has donated for many social welfare activities for which he was awarded the Visibility Award in 2006 by the Human Rights Campaign.