Graduated from Santa Clara University and the Weakest Link 2001 contestant, Shemar Moore is a handsome American actor. He is also known for being a former fashion model and known for starring in the role of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless.
Early Life And Education Of Shemar Moore
The tall and handsome, Shemar Moore was born Shemar Franklin Moore on 20 April 1970 in Oakland, California, the United States of America to parents, father Sherrod Moore and mother Marilyn Wilson.
Shemar holds an American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity; African, American, Irish, French, and Canadian descent. Moore's father is of an African American descent while his mother is of an Irish, French, and Canadian descent.
As a child, Shemar spent his childhood days in Bahrain and Denmark as his mother was a grad and she used to teach in schools of Denmark and Bahrain. At the age of four, he joined the British Private School and studied there until he was seven years of age. After getting back to the US in 1977, his family moved to Chico, California and later moved to Palo Alto.
The actor enrolled in the Gunn High School in Palo Alto from where he graduated his high school. Later, he entered the Santa Clara University majoring in Communication and minoring in Theater Arts.
Shemar Moore's Career
In the early 1990s, Shemar Moore worked as a model to support his higher education.
Following his involvement in the modeling industry, he stepped in the acting industry since 1994. He made his acting debut that year by starring in the role of Malcolm Winters in an American television soap opera The Young and the Restless.
He appeared in The Young and the Restless series until 2005. In the following year, he played the role of Jon Marc in an American television sitcom Living Single. He is also critically acclaimed for his role in the TV series Criminal Minds, where he portrayed the lead role of Derek Morgan for about a decade.
He currently stars as the lead Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson on CBS's American drama series S.W.A.T. The series aired on November 2, 2017. The actor has until now had around 34 acting credits to his name with his maximum roles in TV series.
To talk about his movies, he has done around 14 movies to date. His first movie was in 1997 where he portrayed the role of Chris in the movie titled Hav Plenty. Just a year later, he was cast as Freddy Roland in Butter.
His last movie was in 2016, where he portrayed the role of Matthew Taylor in the movie The Bounce Back. In the movie, Shemar was not only an actor but also a director of the movie. After 2016, he has done two voice roles in movies.
His first voice role was in 2014 when he portrayed the role of Victor Stone/Cyborg. The animation movie has three other parts after that in which every voice of Victor is played or voiced by Shemar Moore. His latest voice role was in The Death of Superman in 2018.
Moore has received a handful of awards during his 24 years' of his acting career. The 48 years' old was first nominated for the Emmy Awards in 1996 for his role in The Young and the Restless. For just the TV series, he has over 12 nominations in different award shows.
The 48 years' old actor's first award was in 1998 when he won the Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. He has won the same award in the year 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, and also in 2006. For his role in the sitcom, he also received the Daytime Emmy Awards for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000.
Besides his movie, The Young and the Restless, Shemar has also been nominated for his other works. He has won the Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his work in Criminal Minds in 2015.
Shemar Moore's Net Worth And Salary
Shemar Moore earns a hefty salary from his television and film roles. For his role as Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, he earned a salary of $175,000 per episode. Shemar Moore' net worth is estimated at $16 million.
In 2016 Actor Keith Tisdell, who had two brief appearances on Criminal Minds was found guilty of stealing more than $60 thousand from Shemar Moore and as per a part of a plea, Keith agreed to repay Shemar the sum of $61,084.
Shemar Moore's Personal Life: Dating Girlfriend Anabelle Acosta
Shemar Moore has reportedly had a number of relationships. He was in a relationship with Bobbie Phillips for just a year from 1993 to 1994. After that, he was spotted out with Ashley Scott for the year 2002 and 2003. Following their breakup, Shemar was again seen with another model, Gabrielle Richens and Victoria Rowell in 2006.
Shemar was also rumored to have had a romantic love affair with the sexy American actress Halle Berry. Along with Berry, Moore was also rumored to have an affair with the American singer-songwriter Toni Braxton. Before all this, Shemar was in a married relationship with wife Sanaa Lathan.
With so much failed relationships, he was also rumored to have been GAY! But, he cleared all the speculations about him being gay with his interview with the Bet.com. He stated that he found all the rumors silly and that he wasn't a gay. He further added that he loves women and is comfortable with who he is.
Moreover, he also asked people who thought he was gay to send him their girlfriends over to his house for the weekend and see what happened. "I just call it confident. You can call me whatever you want, but you don't know me."
Shemar was also seen with another woman, an actress, and writer, Kristen Vangsness. The pair was spotted kissing on several occasions but, they cleared that the pair was not dating. It was just to hallucinate their fans on the internet.
In 2014, Shemar was in a relationship with his girlfriend, Shawna Gordon. Shawna is an established American soccer player playing in the midfield position for Sky Blue FC.
Now, after breaking up with Shawna, currently, he is dating Anabelle Acosta since 2018.
Moore is highly active on his social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram. He has more than 10.2k tweets on his Twitter account with over 856K followers. Similarly, his Instagram profile has 2790 posts with over 2.9 million followers as of March 2019.
Shemar stands a height of 6 feet and weighs around 85 kg.