Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ashton Kutcher

Name: Ashton Kutcher
Birth Name: Christopher Ashton Kutcher
Height: 6' 3"
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: February 7, 1978
Birth Place: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Profession: actor, model
Education: Cedar Rapids Washington High School
Clear Creek Amana High School (graduated in 1996)
University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa (majored in Biochemical Engineering)
Husband/Wife: Demi Moore (actress; born on November 11, 1962; began dating April 2003; married September 24, 2005)
Relationship: Brittany Murphy (actress; born on November 10, 1977; together 2002-2003), Ashley Scott (actress; born on July 13, 1977; dated in 2001), January Jones (model)
Father: Larry Kutcher (born in 1949; divorced in 1991)
Mother: Diane Portwood (plant worker; born in 1952)
Sister: Tausha Kutcher (born in 1975)
Brother: Michael Kutcher (fraternal twin; had emergency heart transplant in 1991)
Step Father: Mark Portwood (construction worker; married in 1996)
Claim to fame: as Jesse Montgomery III in Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

Kutcher was born and raised in Homestead, Iowa, where he lived on a farm with his parents, older sister and twin brother. To finance the cost of his education as a biochemical engineer at the University of Iowa, Ashton worked his way through school as a cereal dust sweeper at the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids. When he was in college, he was discovered by a modeling scout, who encouraged him to enter a modeling contest. He won and not long after, he was living in New York, modeling for Calvin Klein. He then pursued his interest in acting. In no time he was doing the grand circuit -- Paris and Milan -- and strutting for big names like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Versace. But Kutcher always had his eyes aimed at another city: L.A.

In 1998, he auditioned for two upcoming TV shows: Wind on Water and That '70s Show. Amazed that he was offered major roles in both, Ashton struggled to choose one. He finally went with Kelso, a decision he certainly celebrated when Wind on Water was canceled shortly after its premiere. That '70s Show, on the other hand, became a Nielsen hit. While he was becoming a star to look out for on TV, Kutcher started small on the big screen, with roles opposite James Van Der Beek and Dylan McDermott in “Texas Rangers,” which followed his memorable starring turn in the hit comedy, “Dude, Where’s My Car?” with Sean William Scott. Also co-starred with Brittany Murphy in Just Married (2003). A self-described workaholic, he starred in and co-produced My Boss's Daughter, with Tara Reid as his love interest.

Most recently, he was seen as Jim Morrison in "Down to You (2000)" starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles. He had a cameo in "Reindeer Games (2000)" starring Ben Affleck and Gary Sinise, directed by John Frankenheimer, and he also appears in the independent feature "Coming Soon" opposite Gaby Hoffman. After a bit part in 2003's holiday comedy remake, Cheaper by the Dozen, Ashton co-starred with Amy Smart in the hit 2004 thriller, The Butterfly Effect, for which he also served as executive producer. In 2005, you can catch him in A Lot Like Love and The Dinner Party (which he is also producing), and he is set to lend his voice to the animated feature Open Season, to be released in 2006. And if that's not enough, he hosts and produces MTV's Punk'd, which has carried his name even farther.

At the last week of September, 2005, Ashton Kutcher has been once again in news for marrying the popular Hollywood actor Demi Moore, who is almost 15 years older to him.

2008 The Engineer
2008 Lakeview Terrace
2006 Bobby
2006 The Guardian
2006 Open Season
2005 Guess Who
2005 A Lot Like Love
2004 That '70s Show: Season 07
2004 The Butterfly Effect
2003 Just Married
2003 Punk'd [TV Series]
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
2003 Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher
2003 That '70s Show: Season 06
2003 My Boss's Daughter
2002 That '70s Show: Season 05
2001 That '70s Show: Season 04
2000 Texas Rangers
2000 Dude, Where's My Car?
2000 That '70s Show: Season 03
2000 Down to You
2000 Reindeer Games
1999 That '70s Show: Season 02
1998 That '70s Show: Season 01

2003 My Boss's Daughter

Executive Producer
2005 Beauty and the Geek [TV Series]
2004 The Butterfly Effect

2005 Guess Who

[10 award(s)] [27 nomination(s)]

2006 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice TV Personality for Punk'd (2003) (TV)

2005 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Movie Rockstar Moment [For singing "I'll Be There for You"] for A Lot Like Love (2005)

2005 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice TV Personality: Male

2005 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice TV Actor: Comedy for That '70s Show (1998) (TV)

2004 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Reality/Variety TV Star - Male for Punk'd (2003) (TV)

2004 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice TV Actor - Comedy for That '70s Show (1998) (TV)

2004 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice TV Personality

2003 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Reality Hunk for Punk'd (2003) (TV)

2003 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice TV Actor - Comedy for That '70s Show (1998) (TV)

2003 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice TV Reality/Variety Host for Punk'd (2003) (TV)

  • His popular prank show, Punk'd, is coming to an end after eight seasons. (March 28, 2007)
  • Is in talks to join Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington in the thriller LAKEVIEW TERRACE. (March 13, 2007)
  • Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore have decided not to go ahead with a planned remake of the 1967 hit film THE GRADUATE, because they believe couples who are together in real life never work well in movies. (January 23, 2007)
  • Says he hates attending fashion shows with wife Demi Moore because he is jealous of the male models. (December 12, 2006)
  • Rescued a man from drowning during a recent holiday in Turkey. (October 26, 2006)
  • Is set to star in a romantic comedy set in the world of florists for Columbia Pictures. (May 8, 2006)
  • Kutcher and Demi Moore deny rumors they are expecting their first child together, but admit they may consider adoption. (April 5, 2006)
  • Is among a group of investors planning to launch a restaurant in the current Reno Hilton when it is reborn as a hotel-condominium-casino. (January 28, 2006)
  • Kutcher and Demi Moore have lashed out at reports they failed to fulfill a donation promise to a charity, insisting where they choose to give their wedding photo fee is no one's business. (October 19, 2005)
  • Is producing 30 Year Old Grandpa, a sitcom pilot loosely based on his relationship with Demi Moore. (October 19, 2005)
  • Despite refusing to confirm their Sept. 24 nuptials, Kutcher and Demi Moore have sold their wedding photos to OK! magazine for an undisclosed sum. (October 13, 2005)
  • Married Demi Moore, who is 15 years older, on September 24, 2005.
  • Kutcher and Demi Moore has top In Touch magazine's list of Hollywood's 10 Most Loving Couples. (September 12, 2005)
  • Is so disgusted by people who keep their sports utility vehicles (SUV) clean, he recently sprayed Ja Rule's Land Rover with fake sewage on his prank show Punk'd. (August 9, 2005)
  • Is number 1 on Teen People's 2005 list of the most powerful young people in Hollywood.
  • Jokingly demands Adrien Brody's Oscar, after successfully fooling the actor on his hit prank show Punk'd – because he believes anybody holding such an award should not have been so easily fooled. (August 3, 2005)
  • His fans have missed out on the opportunity to see him in his underwear, after failing to help his new movie A LOT LIKE LOVE open at the top of the US box office. Kutcher previously announced that if his film opened at number one, he'd pose for a Calvin Klein underwear advertisement as part of a bet with a producer pal. (April 25, 2005)
  • Made a bet that he will do a Calvin Klein underwear campaign if his romantic comedy A LOT LIKE LOVE tops the box office in its debut. (April 20, 2005)
  • Vows he would never play a joke on girlfriend Demi Moore for his MTV show Punk'd because he fears that if he was ever in a real emergency situation, Moore and her daughters might think he was joking.
  • Claims his friendship with Sean 'P Diddy' Combs caused so much outrage, he faced hostility from a number of the rap mogul's friends. (2005)
  • Caused great offence at February Daytona 500, when he referred to the race as the most redneck sport on the planet. (2005)
  • Says he hired Brad Pitt's personal trainer after watching TROY. (March 17, 2005)
  • Has pranked Kirsten Dunst into believing she was about to be arrested on a drunk driving charge - as revenge for her snubbing his romantic advances four years ago. (March 16, 2005)
  • Is considering starring in RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, a drama about a suicidal young man rescued by a reclusive novelist who inspires him to find his way in life. (December 7, 2004)
  • His restaurant, Dolce, was burglarized twice. (September 15, 2004)
  • Is the new face of Zoo York, a skate-influenced collection of clothing and accessories produced by Ecko Unlimited. (June 28, 2004)
  • A laptop computer with a series of saved steamy photos featuring Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher is taken from the Hollywood home of Kutcher's pal Jason Goldberg. (May 17, 2004)
  • Named 'Favorite Male TV Star' by People Magazine (2004)
  • MTV announced that Kutcher's celebrity prank show “Punk’d” will return to the airwaves April 25. (April 2, 2004)
  • His friends have declared he plans to marry girlfriend Demi Moore in May because they want to start having children together, despite the actor publicly denying they'll wed anytime soon. (January 26, 2004)
  • Dressed in a blinding white cowboy hat, a kerchief hanging outside an ivory shearling jacket and jeans when attending the premiere of THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT at Sundance Film Festival - saying he was told to dress up like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (January 20, 2004)
  • Is finding it increasingly difficult to deal with the level of press attention he receives, but still wouldn't swap it for anything. (January 16, 2004)
  • Has lashed out at claims dating Demi Moore has boosted his career. (January 15, 2004)
  • Says that marriage to girlfriend Demi Moore isn't planned for the near future. (January 14, 2004)
  • Is developing a new hidden-camera show with MTV, a US take on Channel 4's 'My New Best Friend,' weeks after apparently deciding to call it a day with Punk'd. (January 12, 2004)
  • Voted the man most American females would like to date on New Year's Eve, according to a survey by movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc. (December 31, 2003)
  • Announced that he's pulling out of the MTV prank show, Punk'd, after two seasons. (December 13, 2003)
  • Sources claim he's less happy about Demi Moore's close friendship with her ex, which he can't match because he's too young. (November 10, 2003)
  • Was reportedly approached by director Steven Soderbergh with the idea of being cast in one of his upcoming movies. (November 4, 2003)
  • His hit prank show Punk'd is beginning to turn nasty with Missy Elliott and Tommy Lee refusing to see the funny side of their humiliation. (October 28, 2003)
  • Kutcher took Demi Moore to his hometown, Homestead, Iowa, over the weekend to spend time with his mother. (October 8, 2003)
  • Kutcher had fans in stitches in DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?, but he’s not interested in returning for a sequel unless it's seriously star-studded. (August 22, 2003)
  • Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are living together while her new Hollywood Hills home is being renovated. (August 21, 2003)
  • Kutcher is thought to be under pressure from his older lover Demi Moore to change agents -- It is believed Moore wants him to ditch his long-term agents at Endeavor in favor of her rep Kevin Huvane at CAA. (August 1, 2003)
  • Kutcher is threatening to sue the English newspaper, Evening Standard, after it made up quotes about how much he likes Demi Moore -- A rep for the actor says the tabloid fabricated an interview in which Kutcher was quoted as saying, Moore was the hottest actress in Hollywood when I was growing up. Now I'm f***ing her. (July 12, 2003)
  • Kutcher is hooking up with Kirsten Dunst in Cameron Crowe's next project, ELIZABETHTOWN slated for a 2005 release – The movie is an ensemble comedy about an unexpected romance (which explains Dunst and Kutcher's pairing) that develops as a Southern patriarch plans a hilariously elaborate memorial. (July 11, 2003)
  • Kutcher is voted People magazine's hottest bachelor poll, beating Britain's Prince William by just two per cent. (July 3, 2003)
  • Kutcher's prank show PUNK'D has been picked for another two years -- The show, which debuted on MTV in March, sees Kutcher playing pranks on a host of unsuspecting fellow celebrities, which have included Justin Timberlake, Pink, Kelly Osbourne, Rosario Dawson and Seth Green. (June 30, 2003)
  • Pictures of the canoodling couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher appear on the front cover of an American magazine as well as in a six-page spread -- Reports say that the magazine forked out $50,000 for the images of the couple cuddling. (June 6, 2003)
  • Kutcher topped the list of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in its latest issue, which hit newsstands on Friday - The actor described himself in the magazine as a guy's guy... I don't comb my hair unless I have to. (May 2, 2003)
  • Pals of Kutcher disclosed his reason for breaking off his hot romance with Brittany Murphy - he was desperate to return to a bachelor life. (April 29, 2003)
  • Kutcher projects a manic energy on screen, but he needs a jolt of java to start his day - He admits he has a 24-ounce mocha blended every single morning, which consists of two shots of espresso and a couple scoops of chocolate and milk. He states, It gets me going, man. Puts a little hair on your chest. (January 23, 2003)
  • Kutcher has become a basketball bad boy after using his celebrity status to get courtside tickets at top games -- the actor is thrilled with his new VIP access to games featuring his beloved Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, but he risks being ejected because he can't keep his mouth shut. (January 8, 2003)
  • The third season episode of THAT '70s SHOW (1998), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, shows Kelso in the future as a weatherman in CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. Kutcher, who plays Kelso, was born and raised in Cedar Rapids.
  • Lost the role of Danny Walker in Pearl Harbor (2001) to Josh Hartnett.
  • Has a good sense of humor and is very focused on what he wants to do.
  • He and his brother Michael are fraternal twins with Ashton being 5 minutes older then Michael. Michael recently had surgery but is doing great.
  • Teachers dislike even hearing his name at Clear Creek
  • Is featured with Brad Pitt in DAN SAVAGE'S FANTASY.
  • The cross he wears is a TEC cross given during a Teens Encounter Christ retreat for high school seniors
  • He was a religious education teacher for junior high children.
  • Rumored to have gotten into trouble at Clear Creek Amana High School
  • Was nominated for Best Male Newcomer at Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards in 2000 for DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?.
  • Won a modeling contest in Iowa. (1997)
  • Used to have a job sweeping the floor at a General Mills plant
  • Auditioned for a role at NBC and knew he didn't land it. As Kutcher was leaving, an executive asked him to read for a new NBC pilot called Wind On Water.
  • Was once so poor, he donated his blood for money while attending the University of Iowa.
  • Often wears the same beaded necklace in pictures, interviews, etc.
  • One of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars under 25 [2002]
  • Has two webbed toes on his left foot, the second and third toe
  • Won a trip to New York in a modeling competition; subsequently signed by the Next modeling agency (1997)
  • Had to perform CPR on Colin Hanks in March 2003 when flying back from Mardi Gras and their plane suddenly lost cabin pressure.
  • Loves to make things and is quite the craftsman. He is currently remodeling his home in LA and has built such things as a deck and the mantle in his living room.
  • Is not only an actor, but wrote (master-minded) and produces Punk'd. He was actually a co-producer for My Boss's Daughter and is an executive producer in the coming soon thriller, The Butterfly Effect, as well as, a producer for the coming soon comedy, The Dinner Party, also starring Bernie Mac.
  • Nominated for Breakthrough Male Performance at MTV Movie Awards for DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? (2001)