Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winner Shemar
Moore made his move to primetime television on The WB's
Birds of Prey as Detective Jesse Reese, a good cop
battling New Gotham's villains, as well as his own personal
Born in Oakland, Calif., Moore traveled the world for the
first six years of his life. Living in such exotic locations
as Denmark and Bahrain, he and his family also traveled
to Pakistan, Germany, England, Greece and The Virgin Islands
before returning to Northern California, where Moore pursued
two passions: baseball and acting. Working as a model to
help make ends meet, Moore attended Santa Clara University
on a baseball scholarship, earning his degree in Communications
and Theater Arts.
After a shoulder injury ended his baseball career, Moore
turned his full attention to acting. His big break came
in 1994 when he beat out more than 350 actors to win the
part of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless,
a role that earned Moore a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding
Supporting Actor in 2000, after three successive nominations.
He has also received five successive NAACP Image Awards.
In 1999, Moore began moonlighting as host of the legendary
Soul Train, a job he still holds today. In 2001,
came the box office success The Brothers, in which
Moore starred alongside D. L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy and
Morris Chestnut. Other credits include the feature films
Never 2 Big and Hav Plenty.
On primetime television, Moore has appeared in dramatic
roles on Chicago Hope and the miniseries Mama
Flora's Family, starring Cicely Tyson. Moore has guest-starred
on The Nanny, Moesha, Living Single, Arli$$ and The
WB series For Your Love and The Jamie Foxx Show.
He also has a place in the television history books as
the lucky guy who presented Susan Lucci with her very first
Emmy Award after her historic string of losses.
Moore currently resides in Los Angeles.