Shemar Moore

Actor, Model, Waiter
With his tall frame, athletic build and chiseled good looks, Shemar Moore was a perfect candidate for typical leading man roles, although his acting ability and natural charm allowed him to move beyond a limited career ... Read more »
Born: 04/19/1970 in Oakland, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Criminal Minds 2005 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Diary of a Mad Black Woman 2005 (Movie)

Orlando (Actor)

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Half & Half 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scott Turow's Reversible Errors 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Birds of Prey 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seat Filler 2003 (Movie)

Trent (Actor)

16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Motives 2001 (Movie)

Emery Simms (Actor)

Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brothers 2001 (Movie)

Terry White (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live at the Grammys 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Living Single 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Essence Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Trumpet Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th NAACP Image Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 48th Miss USA Pageant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hav Plenty 1998 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

The 14th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Miss Universe Pageant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Candid Camera Looks at Love 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Soap Break (09/04/95) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Butter (TV Show)

Actor

Mama Flora's Family (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With his tall frame, athletic build and chiseled good looks, Shemar Moore was a perfect candidate for typical leading man roles, although his acting ability and natural charm allowed him to move beyond a limited career as a mere TV beefcake. A former model, Moore became known to legions of daytime television fans for his Emmy-winning performance as Malcolm Winters on the popular CBS serial "The Young and the Restless" (CBS, 1971- ). During that time, the ambitious performer also demonstrated his acting range in the historical drama "Mama Flora's Family" (CBS, 1998) and displayed versatility as the host of "Soul Train" (syndicated, 1971-2006) for a four-year stint beginning in 1999. Moore enjoyed a rare feature film hit as one of the leads of the relationship-themed drama "The Brothers" (2001), although a shot at primetime TV success on the superhero adventure series "Birds of Prey" (The WB, 2002-03) was met with little enthusiasm. Following a spate of forgettable direct-to-DVD thrillers and made-for-TV films, Moore landed another noteworthy role in writer-star Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" (2005). That same year, the actor took on a character that would likely supplant his soap opera role when he was cast as FBI agent Derek Morgan, a member of an elite profiling unit, on the hit crime drama "Criminal Minds" (2005- ). Moore's considerable contribution to the success of the long-running series further cemented his reputation as one of television's more durable performers.

Relationships

Halle Berry Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated following Berry's separation from David Justice

Toni Braxton Actor

Companion
dated for six months in 1995 after Moore appeared in one of her music videos

Sherrod Moore

Father
originally from Birmingham, Alabama Black divorced from Moore's mother c. 1972 remarried reportedly lives in Japan

Marilyn Moore

Mother
originaly from the Boston, Massachusetts, area Caucasian divorced from Moore's father c. 1972

EDUCATION

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara , California 1993
was on baseball team all four years

Menlo Junior High School

Atherton , California

Nueva School

Hillsborough , California

Henry M Gunn Senior High School

Palo Alto , California 1988

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara , California 1993
was on baseball team all four years

Milestones

2006

Cast as Agent Derek Morgan on the CBS drama "Criminal Minds"

2005

Starred in the feature adaption of "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" based on a play of the same name written by Tyler Perry who also co-stares

2001

Toured the USA in the musical play "The Fabric of a Man" by David E Talbert

2001

Co-starred in "The Brothers"

1999

Served as host of the syndicated music series "Soul Train"

1998

Co-starred in "Butter"; debuted on HBO in lieu of a theatrical release

1998

Cast in featured role in the CBS miniseries "Mama Flora's Family"

1997

Film acting debut, "Hav Plenty"

1995

Was featured in the music video for "How Many Ways" sung by Toni Braxton

1994

Appeared in role of Malcolm Winters on "The Young and the Restless" (CBS); won Daytime Emmy in 2000

1969

Family settled in Denmark; learned Danish as a first language (dates approximate)

Returned to California, eventually settling in Palo Alto in 1984

At age 18, while in college, launched a career as a model

Appeared in GQ; spotted by agent who recommended him for role on "The Young and the Restless"

Born in Northern California

After college, moved to NYC to pursue a modeling career when a shoulder injury derailed dreams of a pro baseball career

Following parents' separation, moved to Bahrain with his mother; later traveled extensively before returning to USA c. 1976

Bonus Trivia

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His first name is a combination of the first three letter of his parents' first names.

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Moore's official website is at www.shemar.com.

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On becoming a male model: "At 16, I thought it was for sissies. But at 19, when tuition was a reality, I was, like, okay, well maybe it's not for sissies. So, I tried it and ended up doing it for five years." --quoted in Ebony, November 1998.

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Shemar was booked for investigation of driving under the influence. He was released on $5,000 bail, after driving over 65 mph on Santa Monica Boulevard around 1 a.m. on June 1, 2007.

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