Shemar Moore

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Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore.jpg
Moore in 2010
BornShemar Franklin Moore
(1970-04-20) April 20, 1970 (age 43)
Oakland, California, United States
OccupationActor, Model
Years active1994–present
 
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Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore.jpg
Moore in 2010
BornShemar Franklin Moore
(1970-04-20) April 20, 1970 (age 43)
Oakland, California, United States
OccupationActor, Model
Years active1994–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 a Black 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]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Hav PlentyChris
1998ButterFreddy RolandMain Role
1998Mama Flora's FamilyLincoln FlemingTV film
2000Box Marley
2000How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas TaleJason HuntTV film
2001Brothers, TheThe BrothersTerry White
2003Chasing AliceTV Film
2004MotivesEmery SimmsVideo
2004Seat Filler, TheThe Seat FillerTrent
2004GreenerRicky Johnson
2004Nikki and NoraTV film
2004Reversible ErrorsCollins FarwellTV film
2005Diary of a Mad Black WomanOrlando
2007Motives 2Emery SimmsVideo
2013Kill Me, DeadlyBill the Piano PlayerPost-production
2014Justice League: WarVictor Stone/CyborgDirect-to-video

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Living SingleJon MarcSeason 2 Episode 18
1994–2002Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessMalcolm Winters
1996Jamie Foxx Show, TheThe Jamie Foxx ShowElisterSeason 1 Episode 8
1997ArlissSammy StiltonSeason 2 Episode 9
1998Chicago HopeBobby BarrettSeason 4 Episode 18
1999MoeshaEarl ThomasSeason 4 Episode 19
1999For Your LoveDakota CollinsSeason 2 Episode 22
1999Malcolm & EddieTySeason 4 Episode 7
2002–2003Birds of PreyJesse ReeseMain role (14 episodes)
2004Half & HalfAmani LoveSeason 2 Episode 18
2004–2005Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessMalcolm WintersRecurring role (89 episodes)
2005–presentCriminal MindsDerek MorganMain role (186 episodes)

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryProductionResult
1996Daytime EmmyOutstanding Younger Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
1996Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
1997Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
1997Daytime EmmyOutstanding Younger Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
1998Soap Opera Digest AwardHottest Male StarThe Young and the RestlessNominated
1998Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
1999Soap Opera Digest AwardHottest Male StarThe Young and the RestlessNominated
1999Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
2000Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
2000Daytime EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
2001Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
2002Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
2005Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
2005Black ReelBest Actor, Independent FilmMotivesNominated
2005BET Comedy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Theatrical FilmDiary of a Mad Black WomanNominated
2006Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
2006Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureDiary of a Mad Black WomanNominated

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