Shemar Moore (born April 20, 1970 in Oakland, California) is an American actor and former male fashion model. Shemar was born to a Caucasian mother of Irish/French-Canadian descent and an African-American father. He is best known for his role as Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless, which he originally played from 1994 to 2002.
Shemar Moore was the host of the syndicated version of the series Soul Train from 1999 until 2003, and appeared in the 2000 feature film The Brothers. In November 2004, he returned to The Young and the Restless as Malcolm Winters, after a few months he dropped back to recurring status and left in September 2005.
He currently portrays FBI Special Agent Derek Morgan on the CBS television show Criminal Minds. Shemar Moore also acted in a supporting role in the film Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
He has won legions of fans for his high-profile modeling, often shirtless and in erotic shots, and his status as daytime's first black soap hunk. Shemar Moore is a graduate of Santa Clara University, where he majored in Communications.
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