Shemar Moore

Moore in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Shemar Franklin Moore

Place of Birth: Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 20, 1970

*50% African-American
*25% Irish
*25% French-Canadian

Shemar Moore is an American actor and model. He is known for his roles on the soap opera The Young and the Restless and the series Criminal Minds and S.W.A.T.

Shemar is the son of Marilyn and Franklin Sherrod Moore. His father was African-American. His mother, who was from Boston, was of half Irish and half French-Canadian descent, including distant Belgian Walloon. As a child, he lived abroad with his mother, then settling in Chico, California. He spent most of his youth in Northern California. He has a daughter with his partner Jesiree Dizon.

Shemar’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Joseph Wilson (the son of William O. Wilson and Mary A. Shea). Herbert was born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, to Canadian parents, and was of Irish descent. William was born in New Brunswick, the son of Nelson Wilson and Catherine Burns. Mary was born in Newfoundland, the daughter of Michael Shea, whose father was born in Ireland, and of Catherine Devine, whose parents were also Irish.

Shemar’s maternal grandmother was Marie Leona Falardeau (the daughter of Joseph Narcisse Falardeau and Marie Anna Letitia Maillot). Shemar’s grandmother Marie was born in St-Didace, Québec, Canada, and was French-Canadian. Joseph Narcisse was the son of Narcisse Falardeau and Hermine/Hermina Latour-Laforge. Shemar’s great-grandmother Marie Anna was the daughter of Jerome Maillot/Mailhot/Maillotte and Marie Louise Coutu.

Shemar’s matrilineal line can be traced to Anne Michel, who was born, c. 1648.

Sources: Genealogy of Shemar Moore (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Marriage records of Shemar’s maternal great-grandparents, William O. Wilson and Mary A. Shea –

Death record of Shemar’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Catherine (Devine) Shea –


Curious about ethnicity

44 Responses

  1. Mixed Kidd says:

    He is almost the same mix as me

  2. xoxo says:

    I’m not racist but not usually attracted to Black/mixed men, but he is gorgeous. He looks almost Greek.

    • cwm85 says:

      Why aren’t you usually attracted to men who have some African descent? I always find it odd for people to automatically disqualify someone based of color or ethnicity. Take it from me who has dated black, white, Asian, mestizo. Its something to like about them all.

      • perez-richart says:

        im a white men and i love black girls in colombia,brazil,jamaica is very common to se black girls with white guys.many white girls love black men too.

      • Devotion says:

        I personally do find black/white mixed men attractive. Like this man for instance (and Obama – yep I said it).

        Though I’m not attracted to black/Asian (blasian) men. They’re one of the least attractive types for me. Even the women aren’t that pretty.

        It isn’t racism, just preference. You can might as well criticize gays for not finding the opposite sex attractive…

    • slowdive says:

      Greek? Are you joking? He looks Ethiopian to me.

  3. tttyyy says:

    Correction he isn’t just French he is French Canadian

  4. Bow Down Bitches says:

    excuse my french, but he is fine as fuck.

  5. cwm85 says:

    I’m about his complexion and mixed too. His facial structure is very European. Hos hair well when he had hair also was curly/straight not typical African hair like wool. Some biracial, black and white are darker than next, especially pending how African the one parent is. My mother is dark skinned. Like literally black. Therefore I am not a bright yellow shade or butter complexion. I have a profile pic on my ethnicity. My dad who is part white and Navajo is olive like complexion because of his native mix.

    • fuzzybear44 says:


      From you comment, I ‘m getting the idea that you haven’t been around very many mixedbloods.

      • cwm85 says:

        Actually my whole immediate family is mixed besides my Mom. As I just said in my previous comment. My first cousin is. His kids are. My other cousins are mixed. Now some of my relatives are just black and white mix and some are black, white and native like myself and my brothers and fist cousin. We keep in a variety of shades and textures. My first cousin mom is white and he looks Italian. My mother is very dark like west African dark and my brother’s and I are a little darker than what people precieve what a mix person looks like. I’m a little lighter in skin tone than Shemar moore. I’ve been around black and white mixes my whole life. I am mixed lol. Weird comment fuzzybear.

        • fuzzybear44 says:


          As weird as my comment maybe to you, you comments are as equally weird to me. As I thought, you are a first generation. Also no offense, but being around your immediate family, is not what I would consider a vast exposure to other mulattoes and mixed-bloods. See with comments like:

          My mother is dark skinned. Like literally black. Therefore I am not a bright yellow shade or butter complexion.

          My mother is very dark like west African dark and my brother’s and I are a little darker than what people perceived what a mix person looks like

          Quote from Reece Ritchie page:
          Also if his father was full black African, he wouldn’t have hair like that, and he would be darker

          These are all comments that people who haven’t been exposed to a lot of mixed-bloods make. There used to be a baby section on this site. There was one baby that caused a lot of talk(named Sidney).Because she looked the way she did(whitish), people on here assumed that her mother was half white with a high yellow complexion (Wrong).She was like your mother, maybe even darker. It’s a crap shoot about what you’re going look like(nothing is fixed). I’ve seen it to many times. even if one of the parents is full black African. I gave a few examples of this on the Reece Ritchie page

          Well anyhow I’m going to lets this go, have birthday gifts to think about buying. Also for the record, I’m from a Creole background. Both my Parents are Creole( one grandfather white, both grandmothers half white/creole or just Creole, and a Afro-Latino Grandfather).So I’m not just shooting in the dark here. Friends , family even parades , been around it all.

          • cwm85 says:

            What “do you look like fuzzybear? Also I was just trying to explain the different complexions from people with a black/white ethnic background. That we come on many shades. I see a lot of people disputing people like Halle Berry, Shemar Moore being mixed because they are so “Light” I’m light brown but am not Derek jeter complexion. My father once again is English, Scottish and navajo. My mother is black. And my 2 brother’s came out with different complexions. That’s the point I was trying to make. Sorry for your confusion. Some of my family members have a white father and some fathers who have a mixture of black, white and native in our family. So I was trying to explain some differences that I’ve seen in my family that one size doesn’t fit all of your multiracial with a black parent.

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