Shemar Moore Born 20 April 1970 Actor
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Shemar Francis Moore was born in Oakland California. Son of Sherrod Moore and Marilyn Wilson. His mother is of Irish and French-Canadian descent and was a teacher who worked in Bahrain and Denmark. Shemar travelled with her when he was younger due to the civil unrest in the 1970's, especially as inter-racial marriage was considered unheard of. Sadly his mother developed MS and Shemar has been instrumental in highlighting the debilitating nature of this disease and in fundraising. This involved him cycling to raise money and awareness into research.
Shemar majored in Communications at Santa Clara University and to pay his fees he took on modelling jobs. His dream was to play baseball. From 1984-2005 he played Malcolm Walters in The Young and The Restless but the role that would propel him to stardom was that of FBI Special Agent Derek Morgan in the break-out Criminal Minds. His use of "baby girl" and other choice words in the show directed at fellow character Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds, left fans craving for mo[o]re (pun intended?) Leading Shemar to call his fans, "baby girl" in real life too. Though the phrase he uses sometimes that makes me laugh is "Sugar tits" cos only this baby boy could get away with that!! ha.
His sexy shots and photoshoots proved to be popular and still are. He has also appeared on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine in 2009, showing off his pecs and physique! As some would say he has a body to die for!! Shemar has his own distinctive style when it comes to clothes and also sports tattoos, as if you didn't know. He has his initials, 'SFM' on his left arm and the head of a lion on his right.
He has won awards for The Yong and the Restless including for outstanding actor in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor. He has starred in many TV shows and films, including guesting in Chicago Hope, though that was in a season 4 episode and long after his Criminal Minds co-star Thomas Gibson had left the show, otherwise they could have had a Chicago Hope reunion on set! I like when that happens. He was also in Birds of Prey and finds "acting is therapeutic."
Shemar always finds time for his fans and followers and is extremely active on Twitter and Instagram. His Baby Girl wear has raised plenty for charity and continues to do so. It's not hard to see he has a heart of gold and is very friendly and down to earth too.
Some words of wisdom from Shemar: "I'm not shy but...acting is a very vulnerable experience, and you've got to be really confident to put yourself out there to be judged." He has also said, "I still have shy qualities but nobody would believe that, just because we're in the forefront and I can talk a lot of mess and I can run my mouth."