Shemar Franklin Moore is a well-known American actor, primarily known for his successful roles on television. Before making it big in the acting domain, Shemar was a successful model, thanks to his chiseled physique and intense looks. Most of you would either recognize him as Malcolm Winters or Derek Morgan, both of which are his most memorable and long-standing roles from popular television series ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘Criminal Minds’ respectively.
Currently, he is playing the enigmatic Sergeant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson in an ongoing crime drama series titled ‘S.W.A.T.’ which premiered in November 2017. Let’s find out more about how much is Shemar Moore’s net worth in 2018.
Shemar Moore Early Life
Shemar Moore hails from Oakland, California where he was born to Sherrod Moore and Marilyn Wilson. He was brought up by his mother after his parents separated due to his father’s cunning ways. During Shemar’s formative years, his mother worked as a teacher in Denmark and Bahrain. It was in Bahrain that he received his elementary education in a British Private School until the age of 7 before returning to America. After their return, the mother and son first settled in Chico, California and then relocated to Palo Alto where his mother started working as a business consultant.
Shemar Moore finally completed his schooling from Gunn High School in Palo Alto and then enrolled at the Santa Clara University eventually graduating with a major in Communication and a minor in Theatre Arts. While at university, he supported himself with small-time modeling assignments before landing a minor role in a television series titled ‘Living Single’ in 1995, which kick-started his television career.
Shemar Moore Career
From 1995-1997, Shemar Moore mostly appeared in minor roles on television that were enough to support him in his struggling years. He finally landed his breakthrough role of Malcolm Winters in 1997, which he played for about 8 years finally leaving the show in 2005 only to portray another long-standing role of the suave Supervisory Special agent Derek Morgan on ‘Criminal Minds,’ a popular crime show that delves into the mechanism of police investigations. He finally left ‘Criminal Minds’ in its 11th season in 2016.
Shemar Moore’s other television shows include ‘The Nanny,’ ‘For Your Love,’ ‘Chicago Hope,’ ‘Birds of Prey’ and ‘Half & Half’ to name a few. He has also appeared in several television films, like ‘Reversible Errors,’ ‘How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale’ and ‘Mama Flora’s Family’ among others.
Apart from a rewarding television career, Shemar Moore has been a part of several successful films that range from romantic comedies to erotic thrillers. Some of his films are the 2001 romcom ‘Brothers,’ the 2004 erotic thriller ‘Motives,’ ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’ and ‘The Seat Filler’ among others.
He also hosted the music dance show called ‘Soul Train’ from 1999-2003.
Awards & Achievements
Shemar Moore has had a much-rewarded television career with about 8 Image Awards to his credit for his exceptional performances in ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘Criminal Minds.’ For the former, he also received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000.
Net Worth of Shemar Moore
The total estimated net worth of Shemar Moore is about $16 million, thanks to his successful career as an actor and model.
Known for his intense performances and brooding persona, Shemar Moore has long been the best choice for thrillers and crime based shows. However, that has not stopped him from effortlessly exploring the genres of comedy and romance which has efficaciously established him as one of the most versatile actors in America.