Shemar Moore

Inside Biography

Shemar Franklin Moore is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his notable performances in The Young and the Restless, Criminal Minds, and Soul Train. Moore has won several awards including Emmy Awards and Image Awards

Moore started his career as a model and later moved to television shows and films. From 2005-017, he appeared in a mainstream role in Criminal Minds.  He appears in the TV series SWAT alongside Stephanie SigmanAlex Russell, and other stars. 

Early Life and Family

Shemar Moore was born Shemar Franklin Moore on April 20, 1970, in Oakland, California, USA. He is an American by nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnical background.

Moore is the son of Marlyn Wilson (father) and Sherrod Moore (mother). His father, Marlyn is a former business consultant, whereas his mother, Sherrod is a degree holder in mathematics subject. His mother worked as a teacher in Bahrain and Denmark.

His father is of African descent and his mother is of Irish and French-Canadian descent and was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. 

Educational Details

He has four siblings; Romeo Moore, Shannon Moore, Sheburra Moore, and Kosheno Moore. Moore was an infant when he moved to Denmark with his mother and was four when he traveled to Bahrain with his family. He attended a British private school in Bahrain until the age of seven. He wanted to be a baseball player but he ended his dream after a shoulder injury.

Shemar Moore completed a high school diploma from Gunn High School. He then studied BA in communication at Santa Clara University. During he was at the college level, he did some minor projects to pay his bills, and his work in The Young and the Restless is regarded as the best work performed by him. 

Early Career

In 1995, he appeared in Toni Braxton’s music video for How Many Ways and subsequently dated the singer for some years. 

Shemar Moore started working in 1994, and he received his first television role in The Young and the Restless where he played Malcolm Winters. Moore was the host of the syndicated Soul Train from 2000 to 2003.

Famous Tv Series

Shemar Moore appeared in The Brothers in the year 2001 as his hit performance continued by Birds of Prey that came in 2002 for the next year. SOURCE: TVLine

In 2003, he appeared in a TV movie, Chasing Alice. Following year, he appeared in two TV films, Nikki, and Nora and Reversible Errors- an episode of the TV series Half & Half.

Moore in Criminal Minds

In 2005, he started appearing in a new series of Criminal Minds. He played the lead role of Derek Morgan from 1st to the eleventh season of the series and left the show. He also appeared in the 12th and 13th seasons of the show in episodes "Red Light" and "Lucky Strikes."

In 2017, he was cast in the lead role of Seargent Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson in the CBS show S.W.A.T and is currently busy with the series. 

Famous Films

In 1997, he made his film debut in an indie movie Hav Plenty. Following year, he appeared in HBO’s action film, Butter. He then appeared in a few other films such as The Brothers, Motives, Greener, Motives 2, and Kill Me and Deadly.

In 2014, he made voiceover work in DC’s animated movie Justice League: War- he voiced superhero Victor Stone/Cyborg. In 2015, he reprised his role in another part of  Justice League, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, and in 2017, Justice League vs. Teen Titans.  In 2018, he reprised his role in a new movie The Death of Superman. 

Awards And Nominations

Sherman Moore has been nominated for several prestigious awards and won some of them as well. Here is the list of his won awards:

  • 1998- Image Awards for The Young and the Restless.
  • 1999- Image Awards for The Young and the Restless.
  • 2000- Image Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards for The Young and the Restless.
  • 2001- Image Awards for The Young and the Restless.
  • 2002- Image Awards for The Young and the Restless.
  • 2005- Image Awards for The Young and the Restless.
  • 2006- Image Awards for The Young and the Restless.
  • 2015- Image Awards for Criminal Minds

Besides, some of his nominated awards include Daytime Emmy AwardsBlack Reel Awards, Image Awards, and People's Choice Awards.

Net Worth

Shemar Moore has a net worth of $22 million. His salary was $175K per episode in Criminal Minds. His 2016 film, The Bounce Back collected $321,910 at the Box Office. His 2016’s animated movie, The Justice League vs. Teen Titans earned $3.98 million worldwide. 

Shemar Moore has three lavish cars; Audi R8 which costs $164, 150 in the U.S, a sports Range Rover which cost nearly $87K, and Ford Bronco. 


Moore was also involved in various charity events and movements. He raised over $20K fund along with Mandy Patinkin and Thomas Gibson for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is a 6.1" tall handsome guy who has a perfect body measurement size of 41-35-40 inches 

Moore is active on Twitter. He has huge fan followers on his social networking sites. He is very smart in collecting his fan following mostly on Twitter with his absolute Tweets. 

What Is The Relationship Status Of Shemar Moore?

Shemar Moore is unmarried and has no children. He is dating Quantico star Anabelle Acosta for several months. He revealed his new girlfriend at the 2018's Grammy Award ceremony in January 2018. They rarely appear together at award functions and public events. The couple is together for months but is not yet ready to start their family as husband and wife.

Before that, he dated soccer player Shawna Gordon from 2015-17. His ex-girlfriend Shawna Gordon is one of the popular athletes in America. 

Linked to several Hollywood divas

His name was linked to several Hollywood divas in the vast including Toni Braxton, Halle BerryAshley Scott, and Kimberly Elise. Moore loves spending time along with his books and family. 

In 2016, he responds to his gay rumors and revealed his sexuality. In fact, he also revealed the name of a few celebrity women he dated previously.

He told TV Line after quitting his role in Criminal Minds, 

I need balance in my life. I love what I do for a living, I love it from ‘Action’ to ‘Cut,’ but I also want to walk my dogs, travel, get married, have kids. I want balance, and it’s hard to do with the schedule that we have

Social Media

Moore is pretty active on Instagram. He shares his daily life with his followers via his Instagram. He has several tattoos on his body. His right arm features a lion tattoo. He has tattooed Freedom and Carpe Diem on his back.

Shemar is very protective of his staff. Therefore, he is also known as “Clever Man” among his close people. He is a good traveler and loves collecting his traveling diaries whenever he moves out.

The below-shown video features Shemar Moore at Steve Harvey's show where he answers some questions from his super fans.


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by Bchrome, 12 Aug, 2022

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