A popular model and actor in the United States, Shemar Franklin Moore came to fame when taking the portrayal of Malcolm Winters in film The Young and the Restless, Derek Morgan in series Criminal Minds and for his work as a host of Soul Train in the period of 1999 to 2003. For his performance, he was nominated and won various honorable awards, including Daytime Emmy, Image Award, Soap Opera Digest Award, or BET Comedy Award.
Born in Oakland, California, Shemar Moore is the son of Sherrod Moore and Marilyn Wilson. He entered Santa Clara University to study communication and had to work as a model to pay for his school life. Moore spent 8 years on portraying Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless.
He was rumored to have relationship with Toni Braxton and Halle Berry.