Shemar Moore joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in April 1994
as Malcolm Winters. He won the Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting
Actor in 2000. He also received Emmy Award nominations in 1996 and 1997 in
the category of Outstanding Younger Lead Actor. In 1998 and 1999, he was the
recipient of the Outstanding Lead Actor in A Daytime Drama at the NAACP Image Awards.
Prior to joining Y&R, Shemar had guest-starring roles on The Nanny,
Living Single, Chicago Hope and in the HBO original series Arliss - the Art
of the Sports Super Agent. He recently starred in the lead role of Freddy Rowland
in the HBO movie Butter, and co-starred in the CBS mini-series Mama Flora's Family.
He has also appeared in several national television commercials.
Shemar was a successful print and runway fashion model before launching
his acting career. He has appeared in such publications as Gentleman's Quarterly
and Mademoiselle, and in fashion layouts for major department store chains.
In 1999, Moore hosted the Miss USA Pageant and the Hula Parade portion of
CBS's Thanksgiving Day Parade's program. He also guest-starred in the television
series Moesha, For Your Love and Malcolm and Eddie. He completed a supporting
role in the feature film Box Malloy.
Shemar attended Santa Clara University, where he majored in communications and
played varsity baseball. He was born in Oakland, California and raised
in Palo Alto. His hobbies include photography, sports, traveling and baking.
Shemar's birthday is April 20. He stands 6' 1" tall and has black hair and brown eyes.