Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on from 1994 to 2005, The Young and the Restless Derek Morgan on CBS's from 2005 to present, and as the third permanent host of Criminal Minds from 1999 to 2003. Soul Train
Early life [ edit ]
Moore was born in
Oakland, California, the son of Marilyn Wilson, a business consultant, and Sherrod Moore. Moore's father is [1 ] African American and his mother, who was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is of Irish and French-Canadian descent. [2 ] [3 ] His mother, who has a degree in mathematics, worked as a teacher in [4 ] 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. Returning to California in 1977, the family moved to [4 ] 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. He attended [4 ] Santa Clara University, majoring in communication, and modeled to pay his bills. His mother now lives in [5 ] Pacifica, California, where he visits from time to time.
Moore played the role of Malcolm Winters on
for eight years. In November 2004, he returned to The Young and the Restless 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." When [6 ] 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 from 2000 until 2003, Soul Train and appeared in the 2001 feature film [8 ] . The Brothers He portrayed Detective Jesse Reese on the television series [9 ] from 2002 to 2003. Birds of Prey Moore played the role of Emery Simms in the 2004 film [10 ] alongside Motives Vivica Fox and Golden Brooks, and had a supporting role in the film . Diary of a Mad Black Woman He also appeared in the romantic comedy [11 ] with The Seat Filler Kelly Rowland and Duane Martin.
was the seventh pilot Moore was cast in. Criminal Minds [6 ]
He is signed to DNA Model Management in
New York City. Moore appeared on the March 2009 issue of magazine. Men's Fitness [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 ]
In the entertainment world, Moore is famous for his hedonistic parties which are held at his home in
Encino, California. These parties are known as "Nothing Happened" parties. In June 2013, police arrived at his home after a female attendee dialed 9-1-1 claiming the actor had assaulted her. Moore was not taken into custody. [14 ] [15 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Shemar Moore Biography (1970-)". Film Reference . Retrieved . 2013-09-24
^ Collier, Aldore (April 2001). "Hot Hollywood Hunks on Black Love, Black Women and the Changing Male Image". Ebony: 149.
^ Collier, Aldore (November 1998). "Is Shemar Moore the finest thing on TV?". Ebony. Accessed at <www.highbeam.com>, 2013-09-24.
^ a b c Diaz, Johnny (September 25, 2007). "Agent of change". Boston Globe . Retrieved . 2013-09-24
^ "Shemar Moore- Biography". Yahoo! Movies . Retrieved . 2012-10-02
^ a b "No More Y&R for Moore". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 5.
^ "Soap star Susan Lucci wins first Emmy after 19 nominations". . May 21, 1999 History.com . Retrieved . 2012-10-02
^ "Shemar Moore on 'Soul Train' Mentor's Passing". E.T. Feb 1, 2012 . Retrieved . 2012-10-02
^ "Shemar Moore in The Brothers trailer". YouTube . Retrieved . 2012-10-02
^ "Shemar Moore Talks Birds of Prey". October 10, 2002 . Retrieved . 2012-10-02
^ "Shemar Moore". tv.com . Retrieved . 2012-10-02
^ Vontz, Andrew. "Shemar Moore". Men's Fitness . Retrieved . 2012-10-02
^ "Caring Mind, Shemar Moore". ABILITY. January 10, 2009 . Retrieved . September 13, 2014
^ "Shemar Moore’s Home: Hollywood Swinger’s Destination". DIARYOFAHOLLYWOODSTREETKING. January 10, 2009 . Retrieved . September 13, 2014
^ "Police Called To Shemar Moore's House Party After Pool Push". CONTACTMUSIC. January 10, 2009 . Retrieved . September 13, 2014
^ TVine (July 23, 2014). "Shemar Moore to Return to The Young and the Restless — But There's a Catch". TVLine.com. TVLine Media . Retrieved . July 25, 2014
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