Shemar Moore has come a long way from his days as a struggling model in California. In 1994, Shemar's big break came when Hollywood executives discovered him and offered him the role of Malcolm Winters. Shemar immediately shelled out $1100 to pay for an acting coach and, after beating out six other hopefuls, he landed the role.
After leaving The Young and the Restless, Moore went on to host Soul Train and appeared in the long-running CBS series Criminal Minds.
Shemar was born in Oakland, California, but spent the first few years of his life in Denmark, Bahrain, Germany, the Virgin Islands, and Africa. Shemar attended Santa Clara University, where he majored in communications and played varsity baseball.
During his spare time, Shemar enjoys boxing, baking, and sports.
Special Agent Derek Morgan
September 2005 to May 2016
Birds of Prey
January 2000 to 2003
Malcolm & Eddie
Ty, Episode 4.6 "Won't Power"
November 1, 1999
For Your Love
Dakota Collins, Episode 2.22 "Baby Boom"
May 20, 1999
Earl Thomas, Episode 4.19 "Had to be You"
May 4, 1999
Bobby Barrett, Episode 4.18 "Waging Bull"
March 18, 1998
Mama Flora's Family
Jon Marc, Episode 2.18 "The Last Temptation"
February 9, 1995
The Young and the Restless
1994 to February 14, 2002
; November 1, 2004
to September 1, 2005
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
The Seat Filler
It's Goin' Down
The Fabric of a Man
Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2000)
Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (2000, 2001)
Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (1999)
Winner, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Oakland, California
DATE OF BIRTH: April 20, 1970
News Archive: Moore announces that he will exit Y&R [Feb 14, 2000]
News Archive: Moore signs deal, but will he stay? [Apr 3, 2000]
News Archive: Moore will leave Y&R in May. [Dec 25, 2000]
News Archive: Moore again says he'll exit. [Jul 2, 2001]
News Archive: Moore signs extension through December. [Feb 5, 2001]
News Archive: Moore says that he is definitely leaving Y&R. [Dec 31, 2001]
News Archive: Y&R exec confirms that Moore will return in Nov. [Sep 13, 2004]
News Archive: Y&R wants Moore to return -- but so far it's no go. [Mar 29, 2006]
News Archive: Family Matters star named as Malcolm recast. [Nov 17, 2009]
News Archive: Shemar Moore bares it all on Ellen. [Apr 7, 2010]
News Archive: Shemar Moore to make guest appearance on Y&R. [Jul 23, 2014]
News Archive: Y&R alum Shemar Moore: If you think I'm gay, send your girlfriend over to my house [Dec 15, 2016]
News Archive: Y&R's Shemar Moore back to TV in CBS's S.W.A.T reboot [Mar 1, 2017]
News Archive: Y&R alum Shemar Moore returns to Criminal Minds [Mar 17, 2017]
News Archive: WATCH: Shemar Moore shares special video message for his Y&R family [Jan 25, 2019]
News Archive: Shemar Moore and Victoria Rowell return to The Young and the Restless for tribute to Kristoff St. John [Mar 19, 2019]
News Archive: PHOTOS: Peek inside the home of The Young and the Restless' Shemar Moore [Apr 2, 2020]
News Archive: The Young and the Restless dedicates a full week to the Winters family [May 14, 2020]
News Archive: The Young and the Restless alum Shemar Moore tests positive for COVID-19 [Dec 28, 2019]
News Archive: Y&R alum Shemar Moore shares first photo of his daughter Frankie [Jan 26, 2023]
News Archive: Shemar Moore to reprise role as Y&R's Malcolm Winters [Apr 1, 2023]