Born to an African American father and Dutch mother, Shemar was born in Oakland, California but spent time in Denmark and Bahrain as a child. His first language was Danish.
While attending college on a partial baseball scholarship Shemar took up modeling to earn the extra tuition cash. Clearly the actor still has the moves.
Just one look at Shemar’s winning smile is enough to put one on our faces.
Shemar loves his motorcycle, but his bicycle is closest to his heart. His mom suffers from multiple sclerosis and each year he and his ‘Criminal Minds’ cast mates participate in the Bike MS cycling series to raise money for the cause.
Shemar steams up our TV screens each week donning his FBI uniform as agent Derek Morgan on CBS’ hit show ‘Criminal Minds’.
We first fell for Shemar as Malcolm on the daytime soap The Young and The Restless. A favorite with female fans the role launched his acting career and his character lasted eight years on the show.
As much as ladies love getting a glance at a shirtless Shemar, he’s proven time and time again he’s a stunner even when he’s fully clothed.
Shemar does sexy sophistication well, so it’s no surprise he’s dated leading ladies like Halle Berry and Toni Braxton in the past.
Shemar has always said how much he appreciates that women love his sex appeal. To maintain abs like this at 41 the actor has always made a habit of hitting the gym at least 10 hours a week.
Recently spotted sporting gorgeous abs beachside in Miami, Shemar is known to bare all his goodness for the paparazzi cameras.
Shemar may be dripping with gorgeousness but he’s kept his head out of the clouds.
“I’m very flattered,” he once said. "My looks may or may not have helped me get in the door of Hollywood. But my looks have not kept me in Hollywood. I couldn’t do it with just looks. I know that I work hard.”
One of Shemar’s ultimate career aspirations is to play Harry Belafonte in a movie about his life.
Let’s admit it, ladies, we all own a copy of ‘The Brothers’ so we can get a regular dose of Shemar’s scene stealing eight pack.
Always a favorite among female fans, Shemar has made People’s Sexiest Man Alive list many times.
Last year on the Ellen Degeneres Show Shemar stopped by to reveal that he was nervous about turning 40 and single looking for love. Shemar, with killer looks like these, we’re guessing the ladies are lining up.
Even hidden behind glasses there’s no denying that Shemar has one of the sexiest pair of peepers we’ve ever seen. We’re forever hypnotized.
Shemar has always said he’s more at home hanging with his friends and family then walking the red carpet.