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Demi Moore Biography

Birth Name:
Demetria Gene Guynes
Birth Place:
Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Pronounces her name with the stress on the second syllable, since it's short for Demetria
  • Quit school at 16 to model and pursue acting, thanks in part to encouragement from actress Nastassja Kinski, her then-neighbor
  • Posed nude for the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991 while seven months pregnant, and graced the magazine's cover again in 1992 "clothed" in body paint
  • Received the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss in 1994 with costar Woody Harrelson (Indecent Proposal)
  • Paid a reported $12
  • 5 million in 1995 to star in Striptease, becoming Hollywood's highest paid actress at the time
  • Appeared as an old woman on Saturday Night Live in 2005 to spoof her age difference with soon-to-be husband Ashton Kutcher, the show's host that night

Awards

  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated

Relationships