The cool, friendly, attractive gracious relaxed actor and model with athletic body and oval face type. The 6 feet tall and handsome American actor and former fashion model Shemar Franklin Moore was born on April 20, 1970 in Oakland, California to Marilyn Wilson a business consultant and Sherrod Moore. Shemar Moore’s father Sherrod is an African American and his mother is of Irish and French-Canadian descent. His name is a combination of first three letters of his father’s and mother’s name She+Mar.
The late sixties and early seventies was a very trendy time for interracial relations, but it was not widely socially accepted. His parents are very strong minded individuals. They stood strong to each other. They wanted Shemar name to represent the union of their love and character. Because of interracial relationship taboo his parents has to move abroad. His mother worked in Denmark and Bahrain so Shemar moved to Denmark as an infant and then to Bahrain.
Before the age of 6, Moore and his mother travelled and visited places such as Germany, London, Pakistan, The Virgin Island, Ghana and Greece. According to Moore being exposed to so many different cultures helped him to maintain an open mind and helped to shape his personality. Because of his skin colour he is perceived as a black man. He wishes people to see past colour stereotypes and look at the character and personality of the person. Moore is extremely proud to be black and his heritage.
He started modelling during his college days to pay his bills. After several years of catalogue modelling he was inspired to pursue a modelling and commercial acting career in the fashion capital of the world New York City. Nobody wants to hire him alone as a model. He was broke and forced to work in a coffee shop. In the night he was serving coffee and in day time he is running in the streets of New York City to get some modelling assignments and auditions.
Sometimes he felt, he is fooling himself for an unrealistic career goal and wasting time but he was stubborn enough who refuse to fail, and finally he got a break in a shaving advertisement for GQ Magazine. Another well-known model was not available he looks like same so GQ Magazine hired him.
In his words you can call it luck, coincidence or destiny an American television soap opera ‘The Young and The Restless’ saw the advertisement and tracked him down with the help of his modelling agency and asked him if he would be interested in auditioning. He went to Los Angeles from San Francisco and auditioned against 368 other actors and he was selected and his life has changed forever. He played the role of Malcolm Winters on ‘The Young and The Restless’ for eight years. He worked in more than 13 movies and 18 television series till now. He won many awards and accolades for his work.
Education: Moore attended British Private School, Bahrain until the age of seven and Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto. Shemar graduated from Santa Clara University, California major in communication and minored in theatre arts where he played four years of Division One Varsity Baseball. He wants to be a professional Baseball player but an injury in college took that dream away.
Shemar Moore Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $16.4 Million US Dollars
Moore charged $175000 per episode for Criminal Minds and his estimated net worth is $16.4 million US dollars as of 2017.
Shemar Moore Assets
Shemar Moore’s fleet of cars includes absolute gorgeous classic Ford Bronco, Range Rover and Audi R8. He has a luxurious stunning house in New York, United States.
Shemar Moore Business Model
Shemar Moore has online store for baby girl products and other merchandise. His mother was detected with Multiple Sclerosis, he and his team of Criminal Minds do stage show to raise funds for the research of Multiple Sclerosis and now a portion of every sale benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Recently he has produced a film and started his new venture as a producer. He endorses Queen Latifah.
Recently Moore started producing films under a brand named Bounce Back LLC which is owned by Shemar Moor in partnership with Ray Brown. His first film as a producer is romantic comedy ‘The Bounce Back’, starring Shemar Moore, Bill Bellamy and Nadine Velazquez.
He won fans due to his high-profile modelling, often shirtless and in erotic shots. It was not so easy for him to enter in a show industry but after a lot of struggle he achieved success and entertaining the world from past 22 years. He does not even want to stop here and looking forward to achieve more success.