Shemar Moore is an American actor and former fashion model, best known for his role as Malcolm Winters on the long-running soap opera “The Young and the Restless” and as Derek Morgan on the hit crime drama “Criminal Minds.” He began his acting career in the mid-1990s, and quickly gained recognition for his talent and good looks. He is also known for his role as the lead in the TV series “S.W.A.T” and “Baby Boy” a coming of age film where he played the lead role Jody. He has also appeared in several films, including “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “The Brothers.”
One of Shemar Moore’s first notable collaborations began in 2002 with his engagement in ‘Birds of Prey’, starring alongside Ashley Scott and Rachel Skarsten, creating a remarkable portrayal of a comic-based detective story. Moore then joined forces with Thomas Gibson in 2005 for the long-running series ‘Criminal Minds,’ a partnership that significantly bolstered both their on-screen charisma. In 2017, Moore began a new chapter of his career by starring in ‘S.W.A.T.’, where he worked in synergy with Alex Russell and Lina Esco, generating compelling performances which were well received by audiences and critics alike. His collaboration with Gabrielle Union in the 2020 romantic drama ‘The Bounce Back’ showed his flexibility and reach as an actor, presenting a softer, more vulnerable side of his acting range.
Shemar Moore has been consistently recognized for his outstanding performances throughout his career. His role as Malcolm Winters in ‘The Young and the Restless’ secured him the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000, an acknowledgment that testifies to his exceptional talent. In the subsequent years, his dedication to his craft was further highlighted when he took home the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series five times for ‘Criminal Minds,’ between 2009 to 2014. Additionally, his lead role in ‘S.W.A.T.’ earned him a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series in 2018.
He is also known for his philanthropy work, particularly his support of children’s charities.