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Shemar Moore
Born Shemar Franklin Moore
April 20, 1970 (1970-04-20) (age 39)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former male fashion model with Irene Marie Models, best known for his role as Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless, which he originally played from 1994 to 2002, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train, from 1999 to 2003. Currently, he plays FBI Special Agent Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds.


Early life

Moore was born in Oakland, California, the son of Marilyn Wilson, a business consultant, and Sherrod Moore.[1] Moore has 3 half siblings, Kosheno Moore, Sheburra Moore and Shenon Moore. Moore's father is African American and his mother, who was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is of Irish and French-Canadian descent.[2][3][4] His mother, who had a degree in mathematics, worked as a teacher in Bahrain and Denmark for several years, and Moore lived with her abroad.[4] Returning to California in the 1970s, they moved to Chico, California, where his mother worked at a clinic, before later moving to Palo Alto, where he graduated from Gunn High School.[4] He matriculated to Santa Clara University, where he majored in Communications. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he modeled to pay his bills.


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."[5]

He was the host of the syndicated version of the series Soul Train from 1999 until 2003, and appeared in the 2001 feature film The Brothers. He portrayed Detective Jesse Reese on the television series Birds of Prey from 2002 to 2003.

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. He has also appeared as the boyfriend of Kelly Rowland's character in the romantic comedy The Seat Filler.

Criminal Minds was the seventh pilot Moore was cast in.[5] In one episode, he was shown watching 'The Young and the Restless' after breaking into fellow agent Dr. Reid's hotel room. In August 2009, the actor broke his leg after he was hit by a car while riding his bike.[6] As a result, he is expected to miss a few episodes in the fifth season of the show. He has won fans due to his high-profile modeling, often shirtless and in erotic shots. He is signed to DNA Model Management in New York City.

In 1994, he was in Toni Braxton's music video, "How Many Ways."

Moore appeared on the March 2009 issue of Men's Fitness magazine.

Personal life

His mother suffers from multiple sclerosis. He and his fellow cast members from Criminal Minds compete in an MS Bike Tour each year to help raise money for research.[7]

On July 20, 2007 Moore addressed nude photographs that were taken at a gay beach, as well as claims that he is a homosexual in People Magazine and In Touch Weekly,[8] saying:

"Look, I had no problems.... What I have a problem with is their making such an issue out of me being gay. I'll say it right now: I'm not gay. I love women. Women are God's greatest creation."[8]


Year Film Role Other notes
1997 Hav Plenty Chris
1998 Mama Flora's Family Lincoln Fleming
1998 Butter Freddy Roland
1998 Splackavellie Waiter/Love Interest
2000 Box Marley Jim Whittman
2000 How to Marry A Billionaire: A Christmas Tale Jason Hunt
2001 The Brothers Terry White
2002 - 2003 Birds of Prey Jesse Reese
2003 Chasing Alice Mason
2004 Motives Emery Simms
2004 Scott Turow's Reversible Errors Collins Farwell (post-production)
2004 The Seat Filler Trent
2004 Greener Ricky Johnson
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Orlando
2005 - Present Criminal Minds Derek Morgan (TV series)
2007 Motives 2: Retribution Emery Simms


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Preceded by
Mystro Clark
Host of Soul Train
Succeeded by
Dorian Gregory

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