Shemar Moore is an American famous actor and a former fashion model. He is currently seen in the lead role in the TV series S.W.A.T.
The Return to Criminal Minds
Shemar had portrayed the role of Derek Morgan in the long-running show of CBS called Criminal Minds (2005-2016). It has been reported that he is going to make a comeback as a guest star on the 12th season finale of Criminal Minds which starts on 10 May 2018. He will be in his previous role of Derek Morgan.
His difficult early life and childhood
Shemar had a tormenting biracial early life. His father is a conman and an African-American named Sherrod Moore. His mother is from Massachusetts and of Irish and French-Canadian descent. She is Marilyn Wilson and is a business consultant. She holds a degree in Mathematics and had served as a teacher in Denmark and Bahrain.
He was born on 20 April 1970 in Oakland. Shemar was in Denmark from his infant days to the age 4 after which he with his mother moved to Bahrain. He was in a British private school until his age 7. In 1977, the family returned to the US and his mother worked in a clinic in Chico, CA. The family then shifted to Palo Alto. He completed his school graduation from Gunn High School and later attended the Santa Clara University to major in Communication. His minor subject was Theater Arts.
His modeling years
Shemar Moore took to modeling to pay his bills. He had a great physique which he maintained well and hence was liked by his fans.
His foray into acting
Shemar then entered the career he liked-acting. He played the vital role of Malcolm Winters in the series The Young and the Restless for 8 long years. He left the show but came back again in November 2004. He left the show for good in September 2005. He said:
“My time is done on Y&R. I did eight solid years as Malcolm.”
For 3 years, he hosted the syndicated version of the series called Soul Train. He starred in the 2001 film Brothers. He was cast as detective Jesse Reese in TV series Birds of Prey from 2002 to 2003. He also did 2004’s Motives and Diary of a Mad Black Woman and also in The Seat Filler.
Since 2005, he appeared in Criminal Minds. He was signed with DNA Model Management and appeared on the cover of March 2009 issue of magazine Men’s Fitness. He then started his role in S.W.A.T.
Shemar Moore is a man of good acting and hence also multiple prestigious awards. The list of his awards is endless. He earns a handsome amount for his modeling and acting and is worth more than 16 million.
His wife/children or girlfriend?
Shemar was very secretive about his life and did not reveal a lot about it. Since he was not seen with any girlfriends, rumors started circulating that he is gay. Hence in 2016, Shemar revealed that he has dated many girlfriends but not talked about it. He was said to have been in a relationship with Toni Braxton (1994 – 1995), Halle Berry (1997 – 1998), Ashley Scott (2002 – 2003), Kimberly Elise (2004 – 2005), Lauriane Gilliéron (2007) and some more.
But it is for certain that he has never married and also has no children from any of these relationships. He also mentioned that he wants to marry at the earliest and settle soon. He told TV Line:
“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,”
In 2015, Shemar was with pro soccer player Shawna Gordon. But there was splitsville in 2016. He is now dating Annabelle Acosta.