Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model.His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2017, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003. For his roles Moore won eight Image Awards for his roles on The Young and the Restless and Criminal Minds, and the 2000 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Young and the Restless.
His parents tied the knot when the marriages between two different races were very uncommon thus Shemar Moore feels proud of his family background and identity.
Twenty Eight years ago, the couple got officially engaged.
A year later the duo got married and split up in 1996. Then he attended the University and studied communications as his major and Theater Arts as his minor subject.
From 2002–2003 he was the lead in the television series Birds of Prey. He was also nominated for a People's Choice Award for his role on Criminal Minds.
In 2017 he became the lead in the television series S. His mother, who has a degree in Mathematics, worked as a teacher in Bahrain and Denmark.