Shemar Moore Wiki Bio

Shemar Franklin Moore was born in Oakland, California USA, on 20 April 1970 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He is an actor who might be known best for his portrayal of Malcolm Winter in the romantic drama series “The Young and the Restless”, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell, and which starred Doug Davison, Eric Braeden and Peter Bergman. The story follows the lives of the two Newman and Abbott clans, living in Genoa City. Shemar was a member of the main cast from 1994 to 2005, while the series has been running since 1973, now counting over 12000 episodes, and having won 293 awards while being nominated for 710 others.

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Childhood and education

Shemar Moore was raised an only child by his African-American father Sherrod Moore who was a doctor, and his mother Marilyn Wilson who was a math teacher before becoming a business consultant.

Because of racism and other problems, Shemar and his mother moved to Europe before returning to Chico in California in 1977. He attended Gunn High School located in Palo Alto, and then enrolled at Santa Clara University from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in communications in 1992. It was only after graduation that Shemar became interested in acting – while attending college he was into sports, and played football, basketball and wrestled.

Roles in TV series

Shemar made his debut TV series appearance in 1995, when cast to play Jon Marc in the episode “The Last Temptation” of the sitcom “Living Single”, then went on to appear in single episodes of many series, such as the sitcom “The Jamie Foxx Show”, the comedy “The Nanny”, and another sitcom “Arliss”.

In 1999, he was invited to play Ty in the episode “Won’t Power” of the sitcom “Malcolm & Eddie”, which starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Eddie Griffin and Karen Malina White, and is about the responsible man Malcolm who starts living with the tow truck driver Eddie – the series was nominated for three awards.

The year 2002 saw Shemar portray the lead character Jesse Reese in the action science fiction drama “Birds of Prey”, which also starred Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer and Rachel Skarsten, and is about the three people who have taken over Batman’s place: The Huntress, Oracle and The Black Canary. From 2005 to 2017, Shemar played Derek Morgan, one of the lead characters in the mystery crime drama “Criminal Minds”, which was a big success winning 23 awards while being nominated for 35 others, including three Primetime Emmys.

One of his most recent roles in TV series has been in the crime action drama “S.W.A.T.”, in which he’s been starring as Sergeant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson since 2017.

Roles in movies

Shemar made his debut film appearance in 1997, when cast to play Chris in the romantic comedy “Hav Plenty”, and a few of his following roles were in the 1998 action movie “Butter”, the 2001 romantic comedy “The Brothers”, and the 2004 erotic thriller “Motives”.

In 2005, he was invited to play Trent, one of the lead characters alongside Kelly Rowland and Duane Martin in the romantic comedy musical “The Seat Filler”, while the same year saw him star in the romantic comedy drama “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”.

Shemar is also a voice actor, having voiced Victor Stone and Cyborg in two animated superhero movies “Justice League: War” and “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis”, and voicing the two again in “The Death of Superman”, “Reign of the Superman” and “Justice League Dark: Apokolips War”.

Shemar Moore

One of his most recent roles in movies has been in the romantic comedy “The Bounce Back”, in which he played the lead character Matthew Taylor.


Shemar has been nominated for around 20 awards, most of which have been for his performance in “The Young and the Restless” – he has won seven Image Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award for the series, and has also won an Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in “Criminal Minds”.

Most recently, in 2016 Shemar was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor, also for “Criminal Minds”.

Love life and wife

Shemar is quite open when it comes to talking about his love life, and has been linked to 13 famous actresses and singers.

In 1993, he had a short affair with American actress Bobbie Phillips, and then went on to date the famous American singer Toni Braxton for around a year, before the two split for unknown reasons in mid-1995. Shemar was then in a relationship with Lela Rochon, an American actress known for her portrayal of Robin Stokes in the romantic movie “Waiting to Exhale”, but they were together for only two months before he started seeing Halle Berry, a famous American actress and model – Shemar seemed not to be interested in long-term relationship as all of these lasted for one year the most.

After breaking up with Halle in 1998, in 2000 he started dating Canadian actress and stunt performer Sharlene Royer.

From mid-2002 to late 2003, Shemar was in a relationship with Ashley Scott, an actress and a model known for having voiced Maria Miller in the video game “The Last of Us”, then dated Kimberly Elise, another actress, from 2004 to 2005. It’s rumored that Shemar had affairs with both Victoria Rowell (actress) and Gabrielle Richens (model) in 2006.

The year 2007 saw him date Lauriane Gilliéron, a Swiss actress, and after breaking up with her after only a month, Shemar allegedly remained single – or at least publicly unattached – for the following seven years.

In 2014, he dated the Instagram star Lauren Wood, but by the end of the year had started seeing famous soccer player Shawna Gordon.

From early 2018 to 2019, Shemar was in a relationship with Anabelle Acosta, an American-Cuban actress known for her portrayal of Annabella in the series “Ballers”.

Although there are rumors circulating the internet that Shemar is today a married man and has a wife, these haven’t been confirmed as there is no supporting evidence. So, as of November 2020, he is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Shemar has been physically active since his teenage years, and even today has several training sessions at the gym each week, and is following a special diet, designed for him by his nutritionist – Shemar’s shirtless body has been featured on the cover page of around 18 magazines.

He likes to travel, and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while he’s also been to several European countries such London, Greece and Spain.

He is a lover of animals and has a pet dog, while his favorite animals are lions.

Shemar has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie, while a few of his favorite movies are “Enemy of the State”, the trilogy “The Godfather” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – the Cradle of Life”.

Age, height and net worth

Shemar’s age is 50. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 1in (1.85m) and he weighs around 185lbs (84kgs).

As of November 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $22 million.

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