Demi Moore. biography
Demi Moore was born Demetria Guynes on November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico and raised around the U.S. before residing in Los Angeles at the age of 14.
At age 16, Moore dropped out of high school and picked up a knack for acting, which led to her first TV role on the popular soap opera General Hospital and film debut in the drama Choices.
Despite her immediate success as a soap actress, Moore quickly found it difficult to structure her film career at the same pace. She began her initial journey with a minor role in Blame it on Rio (1984) as Michael Caine’s daughter, followed by a lead role in No Small Affair (1984).
However, audiences and critics didn’t notice Moore’s presence until she was cast in St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), alongside other rising stars, including Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy and Judd Nelson. Due to their off-screen mischief and partying ways, the press later dubbed the group of shimmering stars “The Brat Pack.”
Ensuing her divorce from her first husband Freddy Moore in 1984, Moore dated her fellow “Brat Pack” member Emilio Estevez before getting engaged in 1985. Her deep association with “The Brat Pack” grew stronger when she starred opposite Emilio in Wisdom (1986) and alongside Rob Lowe in About Last Night (1986) for which she received her first positive critic review from renowned film critic Roger Ebert, writing that she “is especially impressive. There isn’t a romantic note she isn’t required to play in this movie, and she plays them all flawlessly.”
In 1987, Moore and Emilio ended their relationship, creating room for the Moonlighting star Bruce Willis to move in. The two married in Las Vegas on November 21, 1987 and later had their first daughter together, named Rumer (born 1988). Adding to her personal triumph, Moore revisited the big-screen in the thriller The Seventh Sign (1998), which made $16 million at the box office, and We’re No Angels (1989) with Robert De Niro and Sean Penn.
Moore finally separated herself from “The Brat Pack” with her breakthrough role in the romantic drama Ghost (1990) with Patrick Swayze. The film and Moore’s performances were tremendous, earning $218 million at the box office and five Academy Award nominations. She then experimented with her comedic timing in Nothing, But Trouble (1991) and The Butcher’s Wife (1991) despite both being box office failures.
In 1992, Moore gained commercial success with her performance as a navy lawyer in A Few Good Men with Tom Cruise, followed by her lead role in Indecent Proposal (1993) opposite Woody Harrelson, which earned $104 million at the box office. Later in the year, Moore took on the role as a producer and acquired the post-production company Moving Images.
Soon after giving birth to her third child Tallulah (b. 1994) with Willis, Moore returned to the big-screen as a man-eating top executive in the box office mega hit Disclosure (1994) opposite Michael Douglas. In 1995, Moore became the highest paid actress when she was paid $12.5 million for her role as a single mother in Striptease (1996). Despite making history, Moore’s performance could not make up for the film’s commercial and critical defeat.
The year 1997 was an emotional rollercoaster for the Hollywood star, with her estranged mother being diagnosed with brain cancer and passing away in 1998, followed by her divorce from Willis after 10 years of marriage. Her career suffered as well during this time on behalf of her role as a producer and actor in G.I. (1997). Determined to turn her career around, Moore utilized Moving Images to produce Now and Then (1995), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).
After taking several years off to focus on raising her daughters, Moore made a comeback as a super villain in Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle (2003) with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. Her comeback role, however, was quickly overshadowed in the media due to her developing relationship with actor Ashton Kutcher, who is 15 years younger than Moore. Many were convinced the fling was all for show, until the two got married at their Beverly Hills home in September 2005.
In the following years, Moore landed a role as a lounge singer in Emilio Estevez’s Bobby (2006), starred in the thriller Mr. Books (2007) alongside Kevin Costner and starred opposite Michael Caine in Flawless (2008). She continued to venture into new acting territories with the independent drama Happy Tears (2009), the satirical drama The Joneses (2009) opposite David Duchovny, the action film Bunraku (2010) with Josh Hartnett and the award-winning drama Margin Call (2011) alongside Kevin Spacey.
Moore’s most recent projects include, the dramedy LOL (2012) alongside Miley Cyrus and Ashley Greene, the drama Very Good Girls (2013) with Dakota Fanning, and the drama western Forsaken (2014) alongside Kiefer Sutherland.
Demi Moore Husband, Boyfriend & Dating History Timeline
1980 – 1984
At the age of 18, Moore married rocker Freddy Moore in 1980. The couple’s 4-year marriage eventually ended in an amicable divorce.
1985 – 1987
For two years, Moore and Emilio Estevez dated on-and-off before starring together in St. Elmo’s Fire and getting engage in 1985. Before wedding bells could ring, however, the two parted ways in 1987.
August 1987 – June 1998
Soon after parting ways from Emilio, Moore caught the eye of Bruce Willis at the screening of Stakeout in August 1987. The two quickly tied the knot at Las Vegas’ Golden Nugget on November 21 of that same year before welcoming their daughters Rumer (b. 1988), Scout (b. 1991) and Belle (b. 1994). They later announced their separation in June 1998 before officially divorcing on October 18, 2000.
1999 – 2003
Moore first became a cougar when she began dating arts instructor Oliver Whitcomb, who was 7 years younger. Their relationship lasted for four years prior to coming to an end.
May 2003 – November 2011
Rumors that Moore and Ashton Kutcher were dating began circulating after the two were spotted flirting with each other at Diddy’s MTV Movie Award after-party in 2003. Moore eventually earned the official cougar title when she married Ashton, who’s 16-years younger, in a private ceremony on September 24, 2005. Over 150 friends were invited, including Bruce Willis. For more than five years, the two seemed like a happily married couple until Moore released a statement on November 17, 2011, announcing she was thinking of ending her marriage. On December 21, 2012, Moore filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
Did You Know . . .
- Moore’s daughter was born Rumer in 1988. She was named after the British writer Rumer Godden.
- Striptease (1996). The film is about a single mother who works as a stripper to earn money to fight her ex-husband for custody of their daughter (played by Moore's real-life daughter Rumer)
- In 2010, Moore and husband Ashton Kutcher founded The Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA), with the objective to eliminate
- For her role as a coke addict in St. Elmo’s Fire, Moore had to sign a contract stating she would terminate her real-life alcohol and drug addiction.
- When the casting director of Flashdance was unable to choose between three finalist, including Moore, a group of men were shown each actress’ audition tape and ask to chose the one they’d rather sleep with. Jennifer Beals stole the show, hands down.
- Moore was originally cast as the lead in While You Were Sleeping, but was later replaced by Sandra Bullock.
- Moore was forced to wear an eye patch as a child due to several surgeries on her left eye.
- Moore was the first Hollywood actress to earn a $10 million salary.
- Moore is the aunt of actors Oliver and Cooper Guynes.
- Moore’s father, Charles Harmon, left the family prior to her birth and is the only reason why she does not share his last name.
- Moore’s first job was as a bill collector.
- Moore’s favorite sports team is the Arsenal Football Club and watches them play whenever she can.