Actor Shemar Moore

Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 2, 2012

Q: Tell me about Shemar Moore, who plays Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds.

—Connie Pugh, Shepherdsville, Ky.

Before his current role, the Oakland, Calif.-born former fashion model, 41, was best known for his Emmy-winning role as Malcolm Winters in the soap opera The Young and the Restless. Moore's other acting credits include the TV miniseries Scott Turow's Reversible Errors and the series Birds of Prey, and several movies, including Diary of a Mad Black Woman. He served as host of the syndicated version of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003. Moore is single and lives in Los Angeles, where he often participates in events to raise money for multiple sclerosis, a disease with which his mother has been diagnosed.