Shemar Moore

Shemar Franklin Moore was born on April 20, 1970, and is one of the most talented Hollywood actors. From 1994 through 2005, he starred as Malcolm Winters in the critically acclaimed drama “The Young and the Restless.” He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his performance. He’s also been in shows like “Criminal Minds” and “S.W.A.T.” Right here we did our best so we can help you celebrate his special day.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Shemar Franklin Moore



Birth date:

April 20, 1970



Zodiac Sign:



6' 1"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$22 million

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Shemar Franklin Moore was born on April 20, 1970, in Oakland, California, to Marilyn Wilson, a business consultant, and Sherrod Moore. Moore’s father was African-American, while his mother was of Irish and French-Canadian descent. Moore received an athletic scholarship to Santa Clara University, where he played varsity baseball for four years as both a pitcher and an outfielder. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Theater Arts.

During his college years, Moore worked as a model, and he is signed to DNA Model Management in New York City. Moore was also featured in Men’s Fitness magazine’s March 2009 cover. Moore rose to popularity on The Young and the Restless for eight years as Malcolm Winters. He returned to “The Young and the Restless” in November 2004 but left in September 2005. Moore hosted the syndicated edition of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003 and he appeared in the 2001 feature film “The Brothers.” From 2002 to 2003, he played Detective Jesse Reese in the television series “Birds of Prey.” Moore co-starred with Vivica A. Fox and Golden Brooks in the 2004 film “Motives” as Emery Simms, and he had a supporting role in “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”

He also starred alongside Kelly Rowland and Duane Martin in the romantic comedy The “Seat Filler.” Moore began as Derek Morgan on “Criminal Minds” in 2005, beginning with the seventh episode of the first season, and he left the character after 11 seasons and 251 episodes. He was then chosen in CBS’s upcoming series “S.W.A.T.,” that’s set to begin in 2020. He’s also confirmed to have joined the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in an unspecified role in June 2021.

Career timeline

He Gets His First Role

Moore plays Malcolm Winters in the TV show "The Young And The Restless" and has been in over 450 episodes.

He Wins a Daytime Emmy Award

Moore wins a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Malcolm Winters.

He Stars in the Movie "The Brothers"

Moore plays the role of Terry White in the movie.

The Main Role in "Criminal Minds"

Moore plays the role of Derek Morgan, a main character in the police crime-drama series for over 250 episodes.

He Stars in "S.W.A.T."

Moore plays the role of Sergeant Daniel Hondo Harrelson, the main character of the action-drama series “S.W.A.T.”

He Gets a Role in "Sonic The Hedgehog 2"

Moore plays the role of Rachel’s Fiance in the upcoming action-adventure comedy film.

Why We Love Shemar Moore

  1. His dogs have the most adorable names

    Moore's dogs are Shug and Moe, which are adorable bulldog names! He loves them and has been seen with them almost everywhere.

  2. He loves and appreciates his mom

    Moore is an only child as well as the son of a single mother, so it's natural for him to be a bit of a mama's boy. His bond with his mother is quite special, and he frequently mentions her in interviews.

  3. He's a survivor of bullying

    Moore was bullied as a child because he was biracial. He had to learn, at an early age, how to stand up for himself and field difficult questions thrown his way.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. English isn't his native language

    Moore’s first language was danish when he lived in Denmark with his mother while she was a teacher there.

  2. He was drafted by two professional baseball teams

    Moore was drafted by both the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles after high school.

  3. He likes watching television

    Moore is a show junkie, with "America's Funniest Home Videos" being his guilty pleasure.

  4. He is a foodie

    Moore enjoys homemade meals, he knows how to bake, and is also a fan of pizza with mushrooms, pepperoni, sausages, and chicken barbecue as the toppings.

  5. He’s still kind of a shy guy

    Moore can interact with other celebrities and be as polite and engaging as anyone else, but he's still a shy person who prefers to take his own time when he wants it.

Shemar Moore FAQs

Is Moore biracial?

Yes, his father is an African-American while his mother is Caucasian.

Is Moore married?

Moore is currently single but he’s been married before; to Sanaa Lathan from May 1990 to July 1996.

Where does Moore currently live?

Moore is living the high life in his modern $5.8 million opulent property in Los Angeles’ Sherman Oaks neighborhood.

Shemar Moore’s birthday dates

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