- Date of Birth:
- April 20, 1970
- 6' 1"
Shemar Moore (born Shemar Frankin Moore April 20, 1970 in Oakland, CA) grew up in northern California, graduating from Gunn High School in Palo Alto. He attended Santa Clara University, majoring in communication, but modeled part time to pay his bills. He got his first big acting break playing the role of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless for eight years before moving to prime time TV on CBS’ crime drama procedural Criminal Minds. He spent 11 seasons on the show before departing the role to seek greater challenges. His last airdate was March 23, 2016
Best Known For:
Shemar Moore is best known for playing Special Agent Derek Morgan for 11 seasons on CBS’ Criminal Minds.
Shemar’s mother is Marilyn Wilson, a business consultant, and his father is Sherrod Moore. His father is African American and his mother is of Irish and French-Canadian descent. In 1998 his mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Shemar started several charities to raise money for MS research.