Warm and talented are perhaps the two words that best describe Shemar Moore. The Emmy winning actor has been in Hollywood for over a decade and has impressed with his roles in projects such as The Young and The Restless, and Criminal Minds.
In 2016, the basic small screen left his role as Derek Morgan in Criminal Minds, which lasted 11 seasons, to join shortly afterward in the distribution of another police drama series, S.W.A.T.
“When I left CRIMINAL MINDS, it was a blind jump. I believed in myself and I was hungry to grow up. I didn’t know the S.W.A.A.T. was coming. I had no idea. I was an unemployed actor trying to understand. But my mother gave me a card that said, “Jump and the net will appear. I went on holiday to Sydney, Australia, and I got lost. I’ve moved away from the business. I was like, ‘I’m relaxing,'” said the actor when the Soap Opera Digest asked him in an interview if he was in talks for the role of SWAT when he left Criminal Minds.
Before his acting talents announced it to the world, Moore began his career as a fashion model.
Shemar Moore Bio/Wiki
Shemar Franklin Moore was born on April 20, 1970, in Oakland, California, to an African-American father named Sherrod Moore and a Caucasian mother (Irish and French Canadian) Marilyn Wilson. Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Moore’s mother is a mathematician who works as a business consultant.
Moore’s parents divorced when he was an infant and as a result, he spent most of his childhood with his mother, first in Bahrain, then in Denmark. Moore’s mother had moved with him to Europe where she worked as a teacher.
Moore and his mother spent 7 years in Europe before returning to the United States and settling in Chico, California, and later Palo Alto where he attended Gunn High School. During his stay in Europe, he had attended a private British school.
Shemar Moore attended Santa Clara University where he studied theatre arts and communications. Despite his career choice, Moore had initially aspired to become a professional baseball player, but an injury at university saw him say goodbye to that path. At university, Shemar Moore put his athletic body to good use by modeling to pay his bills. When it was clear that he had no future as an athlete, Moore moved to Los Angeles and began to pursue a career as an actor.
Almost immediately, and to the surprise of his friends and family who never bet on him to become an actor, Moore won the role of Malcolm Winters in CBS’s television series “The Young and the Restless” which became his breakthrough.
In his second year in the role, Shemar Moore received an Emmy nomination for the Outstanding Young Actor in a Dramatic Series Award. He then won 8 awards, including an Emmy in 2000 for his outstanding support role in a dramatic series. While on the hit show CBS, Moore took guest roles in other shows and made her big screen debut in Hav Plenty (1998). In 2000, he acted in the romantic comedy Le Frère with Morris Chestnut and Bill Bellamy.
Between 2002 and 2003, Moore played the lead role of Jesse Reese in Birds of Prey.
It was immediately after leaving “The Young and Restless” that Moore took on the role of Derek Morgan in Criminal Minds, which would become one of his most remarkable projects. For this role, Moore won an image award for his role as an exceptional actor in a dramatic series.
Moore’s consistency in the small screen leaves him with little or no time to devote to successful films, but he has been recognized for a few feature films, including his role in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, for which he received an Image Award nomination in the category Outstanding Actor in a Movie.
In 2016, Shemar Moore starred in “The Bounce Back”, his first film as a producer and director. He featured Victor Stone/Cyborg in the superhero movie of DC comics, Justice League and its sequel.
Also a model, Shemar Moore is signed with the DNA Model Management of New York City.
Shemar Moore Net Worth – $16 Million
Through two long-standing television programs, Shemar Moore was able to earn an estimated net worth of $16 million. According to the reports, he was paid $175,000 per episode for his role in Criminal Minds.
Shemar Moore Wife/Kids/Girlfriend
As one would expect from a handsome and sexy man like Shemar Moore, he “dated many women”, a fact he revealed in 2016 while demystifying rumors that he is gay.
He has frequented such great names as Toni Braxton (1994-1995), Halle Berry (1997-1998), Ashley Scott (2002-2003), Kimberly Elise (2004-2005), Lauriane Gilliéron (2007), and more.
Surprisingly, Moore has NEVER been married and has NO children. However, he revealed on his Instagram page in 2016 that he wants to get married in two or three years. In fact, he cited focusing on his personal life and getting married as one of the reasons he left his role in Criminal Minds…
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“I need balance in my life. I like what I do in life, I like to go from ‘Action’ to ‘Cut’, but I also want to walk my dogs, travel, get married, have children. I want balance, and it’s difficult to do with the schedule we have,” the actor told TV Line.
Moore always seems to be on the lookout for THE ONE. He seems like a good husband……… Read what he said about his mother and wife;
“Although I have many close friends in my life, my mother is still my number one. Without her, I would not have the values I have and I would not see the world as I do today. She taught me to appreciate and respect women. She taught me chivalry and how to love a woman and respect her feelings and emotions.”
Shemar Moore Height: 1.85 m – 6 feet 1 inch.