Date of Birth: November 11, 1962
Place of Birth: Roswell, New Mexico, USA
Height: 5' 5"
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Demetria Gene Guynes was born on the November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico, though she spent most of her childhood in suburbs of Pittsburgh. Her biological father, Charles Harmon, left her mother, Virginia, after a two-month marriage, before Moore was born. As a result, Moore had the surname of her stepfather, Danny Guynes, on her birth certificate. Danny Guynes, who committed suicide in 1980, frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of forty times. Moore's parents were also alcoholics and often fought and beat each other. In addition to her family troubles, Moore was somewhat cross-eyed as a child, which was finally corrected after two operations.
Moore's family moved to Los Angeles in 1976. When Moore was sixteen, her then-friend, actress Nastassja Kinski, persuaded her to drop out of Hollywood's Fairfax High School to become an actress. After quitting school, Moore went to work as a pin-up girl, modeled in Europe, and worked at a collection agency.
Moore's film debut was in the 1982 3-D science fiction/horror film, Parasite, which was a hit on the drive-in circuit, ultimately grossing $6 million. However, Moore was not widely known until she played the part of Jackie Templeton on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital, from 1982 to 1983. After appearing in a few unsuccessful films and as Michael Caine's daughter in Blame It on Rio, Moore left General Hospital.
Moore became a member of the Brat Pack in 1984 with a role in St. Elmo's Fire. For a while, she played a dual role as a cocaine addict, both on- and off-screen; she finally kicked the habit after receiving an ultimatum from the film's director.
Moore shot into stardom after the commercial and critical success of 1990's romantic tearjerker, Ghost. Her role in the courtroom drama A Few Good Men (1992), co-starring heavy hitters Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise, secured her standing in Hollywood.
In 1993, Moore starred in Indecent Proposal, which garnered her an MTV Movie Award for Best Onscreen Kiss (shared with Woody Harrelson). The next year, she co-starred with Michael Douglas in Disclosure, in which her physical assets were disclosed to audiences worldwide.
She solidified her stature in Hollywood with a reported $12.5 million salary to play a single mother who turns to exotic dancing in Striptease (also 1996), making her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.
After a string of financial disappointments, Moore bounced back with G.I. Jane (1997), in which she played a female recruit training for the Navy SEALs. Receiving wildly mixed reviews, the film ranked #1 at the box office. Perhaps signaling an upswing in her career, Moore also had a featured role as a psychiatrist in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997) and then disappeared from movie screens for a lengthy stretch, retreating to Idaho to raise her daughters and appearing only in the public eye during media coverage of her 1998 split with Bruce Willis.
Dipping her toes back into Hollywood waters in 2000, Moore took the lead role in the well-received but little-seen fantasy thriller Passion of Mind, in which she played a woman living two entirely different lives--a widowed Rhode Island mom and a fast-track Manhattan literary agent--in two separate timelines, each dreaming about the other and neither knowing which life is actually the real one.
Another three years would pass before Moore would make another film, playing the villainous "fallen Angel" Madison Lee in the 2003 sequel Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle after being heavily recruited by star/producer Drew Barrymore, who conceived the role specifically for Moore.
In August 1979, when Moore was only 18, she began dating rock musician/songwriter Freddy Moore, whose last name she adopted; the two married in February 1980. The relationship lasted 6 years (August 1979-August 1985). Moore began dating actor Emilio Estevez and began divorce proceedings in 1985, and the two were engaged until 1987. She also dated actor John Stamos during the time when the two worked together on General Hospital.
On November 21, 1987, Moore married actor Bruce Willis, after a highly publicized whirlwind romance (the two met in August of that year). The couple has three daughters, Rumer Glenn (born August 16, 1988), Scout LaRue (born July 20, 1991), and Tallulah Belle (born February 3, 1994). Willis and Moore announced their separation in June of 1998, and divorced in 2000.
Moore also became a staple of tabloids due to her romantic relationship with actor Ashton Kutcher, who is sixteen years her junior. Moore and Kutcher were married on Saturday, September 24, 2005 in a private ceremony conducted by a Kabbalah rabbi and about 100 close friends and family attended (Bruce Willis included).Moore's primary residence is in Hailey, Idaho, near the famous Sun Valley resort, although she spends much time in the Los Angeles area with Kutcher.
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