Shemar Moore

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Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore.jpg
Moore in 2010
Born Shemar Franklin Moore
(1970-04-20) April 20, 1970 (age 44)
Oakland, California, United States
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 1994–present

Shemar Franklin Moore (US /ʃəˌmɑːr ˈmr/; born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to present, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003.

Early life[edit]

Shemar Franklin Moore was born in Oakland, California, the son of Marilyn Wilson, a business consultant, and Sherrod Moore.[1] Moore's father is African American and his mother, who was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is of Irish and French-Canadian descent.[2][3][4] His mother, who has a degree in mathematics, worked as a teacher in Bahrain and Denmark. Moore moved with her to Denmark as an infant, and then to Bahrain when he was four where he attended a British private school until the age of seven. Moore cites civil unrest, interracial relationships being taboo, and racism in the US in the 1970s as part of the reason his mother moved abroad with him.[4] Returning to California in 1977, the family moved to Chico, California, where his mother worked at a clinic, before later moving to Palo Alto. Shemar Moore graduated from Gunn High School in Palo Alto.[4] He attended Santa Clara University, majoring in communications, and modeled to pay his bills.[5] His mother now lives in Pacifica, California, where he visits from time to time.

Career[edit]

Shemar Moore at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Moore played the role of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless for eight years. In November 2004, he returned to The Young and the Restless after originally planning to leave the show, but after a few months he dropped back to recurring status and left in September 2005. In 2007, he said, "My time is done on Y&R. I did eight solid years as Malcolm."[6] When Susan Lucci won her long-awaited Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series at the 1999 Daytime Emmy Awards, it was Moore who announced it by exclaiming, "The streak is over...Susan Lucci!"[7]

He was the host of the syndicated version of the series Soul Train from 2000 until 2003,[8] and appeared in the 2001 feature film The Brothers.[9] He portrayed Detective Jesse Reese on the television series Birds of Prey from 2002 to 2003.[10] Moore played the role of Emery Simms in the 2004 film Motives alongside Vivica Fox and Golden Brooks, and had a supporting role in the film Diary of a Mad Black Woman.[11] He also appeared in the romantic comedy The Seat Filler with Kelly Rowland and Duane Martin.

Criminal Minds was the seventh pilot Moore was cast in.[6] In one episode, he was shown watching The Young and the Restless after breaking into fellow agent Dr. Reid's hotel room.

He has won fans due to his high-profile modeling, often shirtless and in erotic shots.[citation needed] He is signed to DNA Model Management in New York City. Moore appeared on the March 2009 issue of Men's Fitness magazine.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Around 1998, Moore's mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Moore, along with several of his Criminal Minds castmates, have done several charity events to raise money for MS research.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Hav Plenty Chris
1998 Butter Freddy Roland Main Role
1998 Mama Flora's Family Lincoln Fleming TV film
2000 Box Marley
2000 How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale Jason Hunt TV film
2001 Brothers, TheThe Brothers Terry White
2003 Chasing Alice TV Film
2004 Motives Emery Simms Video
2004 Seat Filler, TheThe Seat Filler Trent
2004 Greener Ricky Johnson
2004 Nikki and Nora TV film
2004 Reversible Errors Collins Farwell TV film
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Orlando
2007 Motives 2 Emery Simms Video
2013 Kill Me, Deadly Bill the Piano Player Post-production
2014 Justice League: War Victor Stone/Cyborg Voice Direct-to-video
2014 The Bounce Back Also director

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Living Single Jon Marc Season 2 Episode 18
1994–2002 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Malcolm Winters
1996 Jamie Foxx Show, TheThe Jamie Foxx Show Elister Season 1 Episode 8
1997 Arliss Sammy Stilton Season 2 Episode 9
1998 Chicago Hope Bobby Barrett Season 4 Episode 18
1999 Moesha Earl Thomas Season 4 Episode 19
1999 For Your Love Dakota Collins Season 2 Episode 22
1999 Malcolm & Eddie Ty Season 4 Episode 7
2002–2003 Birds of Prey Jesse Reese Main role (13 episodes)
2004 Half & Half Amani Love Season 2 Episode 18
2004–2005 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Malcolm Winters Recurring role (89 episodes)
2005–present Criminal Minds Derek Morgan Main role (210 episodes)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Production Result
1996 Daytime Emmy Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
1996 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
1997 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
1997 Daytime Emmy Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
1998 Soap Opera Digest Award Hottest Male Star The Young and the Restless Nominated
1998 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
1999 Soap Opera Digest Award Hottest Male Star The Young and the Restless Nominated
1999 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
2000 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
2000 Daytime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
2001 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
2002 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
2005 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
2005 Black Reel Best Actor, Independent Film Motives Nominated
2005 BET Comedy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Theatrical Film Diary of a Mad Black Woman Nominated
2006 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
2006 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Diary of a Mad Black Woman Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shemar Moore Biography (1970-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  2. ^ Collier, Aldore (April 2001). "Hot Hollywood Hunks on Black Love, Black Women and the Changing Male Image". Ebony: 149. 
  3. ^ Collier, Aldore (November 1998). "Is Shemar Moore the finest thing on TV?". Ebony.  Accessed at <www.highbeam.com>, 2013-09-24.
  4. ^ a b c Diaz, Johnny (September 25, 2007). "Agent of change". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  5. ^ "Shemar Moore- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  6. ^ a b "No More Y&R for Moore". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 5. 
  7. ^ "Soap star Susan Lucci wins first Emmy after 19 nominations". History.com. May 21, 1999. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  8. ^ "Shemar Moore on 'Soul Train' Mentor's Passing". E.T. Feb 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  9. ^ "Shemar Moore in The Brothers trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  10. ^ "Shemar Moore Talks Birds of Prey". October 10, 2002. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  11. ^ "Shemar Moore". tv.com. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  12. ^ Vontz, Andrew. "Shemar Moore". Men's Fitness. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  13. ^ "Caring Mind, Shemar Moore". ABILITY. Dec–Jan 2009–10. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 

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Preceded by
Mystro Clark
Host of Soul Train
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Dorian Gregory