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Shemar Moore Biography

Birth Name:
Shemar Franklin Moore
Birth Place:
Oakland, California, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Spent part of his childhood in Denmark
  • To help pay for his college tuition, where he attended on a partial baseball scholarship, he began modeling
  • Wanted to be a Major League pitcher until a shoulder injury ended the dream
  • Appeared in Toni Braxton's 1995 music video for "How Many Ways" and subsequently dated the singer
  • Received a Daytime Emmy in 2000 for his role as Malcolm Winters on the soap The Young and the Restless, and won five NAACP Image Awards
  • Hosted Soul Train from 1999 to 2003
  • After his mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, began participating in Bike MS, often competing in teams with his Criminal Minds cast and crew