Ashton Kutcher

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Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher, September 2008
Born Christopher Ashton Kutcher
February 7, 1978 (1978-02-07) (age 36)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, fashion model
Years active 1998–present
Spouse Demi Moore (m. 2005–2013, divorced)
Partner Mila Kunis (2012–present)
Children Daughter
Ashton Kutcher

Christopher Ashton Kutcher[1] (/ˈkʊər/; born February 7, 1978),[1] known professionally as Ashton Kutcher, is an American actor, producer, and former model.[2][3][4] He became well known when he played Michael Kelso on That '70s Show. In 2003, Kutcher produced and starred in his own series, Punk'd, as the host.

In May 2011, Kutcher was announced as Charlie Sheen's replacement on the series Two and a Half Men.[5] Kutcher's contract was for one year and was believed to be worth nearly $20 million.[6]

Early life[change | change source]

Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the son of Diane (née Finnegan), a Procter & Gamble employee, and Larry M. Kutcher, a factory worker.[7][8] His father is of Bohemian (Czech) ancestry and his mother is of Irish, German, and Bohemian ancestry.[9][10] Kutcher was raised in a conservative Roman Catholic family,[11] Kutcher has a twin brother, Michael, who had a heart transplant when the brothers were young children. Kutcher's twin brother also has cerebral palsy.

Personal life[change | change source]

Kutcher is a student of Kabbalah.

In 2006, People magazine ranked him third in its yearly list of "The Sexiest Men Alive".[12]

In 2003, Kutcher started a relationship with older actress Demi Moore. They married in 2005.[13] The couple separated in 2011.[14] The couple's divorce was finalized in November 2013. Kutcher has been in a relationship with Mila Kunis since April 2012. The couple became engaged in February 2014. Their daughter was born in September 2014.

Kutcher is in advertisements for Nikon cameras. In July 2011, Brazilian fashion label Colcci hired Kutcher and Alessandra Ambrosio to be in a denim advertisement.[15]

On April 16, 2009, Kutcher became the first user of Twitter to have more than 1,000,000 followers.[16]

Movies
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Coming Soon Louie
2000 Down to You Jim Morrison
Reindeer Games College Kid
Dude, Where's My Car? Jesse Montgomery III
2001 Texas Rangers George Durham
2003 Just Married Tom Leezak Main role
My Boss's Daughter Tom Stansfield
Cheaper by the Dozen Hank Supporting role
2004 The Butterfly Effect Evan Treborn Main role
2005 Guess Who Simon Green
A Lot Like Love Oliver Martin
2006 Bobby Fisher
The Guardian Jake Fischer Lead Role
Open Season Elliot Voice
2008 What Happens in Vegas Jack Fuller Lead role
2009 Spread Nikki Main role
Personal Effects Walter Main role
2010 Valentine's Day Reed Bennet Main role
Killers Spencer Aimes Main role
2011 No Strings Attached Adam Franklin Main role
New Year's Eve Randy Supporting role
2013 Jobs Steve Jobs Main role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998–2006 That '70s Show Michael Kelso Seasons 1–7 (Regular); Season 8 (Recurring)
184 episodes[17]
2001 Just Shoot Me Dean Cassidy 1 episode
2002 Grounded for Life Cousin Scott 1 episode
2003–2007,2012 Punk'd Himself/Host Creator, 2003-2007: Full-time Host, 2012: Celebrity Host
2005 Robot Chicken Various Voice, 3 episodes
2008 Miss Guided Beaux 1 episode
2011–present Two and a Half Men Walden Schmidt Main role
season 9-present

As a producer[change | change source]

Year Title Episodes Notes
2003–2007,2012-present Punk'd Executive producer/host
2003 My Boss's Daughter Co-producer
2004 The Butterfly Effect Executive producer
You've Got a Friend 8 episodes Executive producer
2005 A Lot Like Love
2005–2008 Beauty and the Geek 48 episodes Executive producer
2007 Adventures in Hollyhood 8 episodes Executive producer
Miss Guided 7 episodes Executive producer
Game Show in My Head Executive producer
The Real Wedding Crashers 7 episodes Executive producer
Room 401 8 episodes Executive producer
2008 Pop Fiction Executive producer
2008–2009 Opportunity Knocks TV series (Executive producer)
2009 True Beauty Executive producer
The Beautiful Life 5 episodes
Spread
2010 Killers Executive producer

Awards[change | change source]

Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title of work Result
1999 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Young Ensemble (shared with Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama and Danny Masterson) That '70s Show Nominated
2000 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Sierra Award Best Male Newcomer Dude, Where's My Car? Nominated
2001 MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Male Performance Dude, Where's My Car? Nominated
2003 Teen Choice Award Choice Reality Hunk Punk'd Won
Choice TV Reality/Variety Host Won
Choice TV Actor That '70s Show Won
Golden Raspberry Awards Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Brittany Murphy) Just Married Nominated
Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Tara Reid) My Boss's Daughter Nominated
2004 Kid's Choice Awards Favourite Movie Actor Just Married, My Boss's Daughter, Cheaper by the Dozen Nominated
Favorite TV Actor That '70s Show, Punk'd Won
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Personality Won
Choice Reality/Variety TV Star – Male Punk'd Won
Choice TV Actor – Comedy That '70s Show Won
Choice Movie Hissy Fit Cheaper by the Dozen Nominated
Choice Movie Liplock (shared with Piper Perabo) Nominated
Golden Raspberry Awards Razzie Award for Worst Actor Cheaper By The Dozen, Just Married, My Boss's Daughter Nominated
2005 Kid's Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor That '70s Show, Punk'd Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Male Personality Punk'd Won
Choice TV Actor: Comedy That '70s Show Won
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Guess Who, A Lot Like Love Nominated
Choice Movie Rockstar Moment A Lot Like Love Won
2006 Kid's Choice Award Favorite TV Actor That '70s Show Nominated
2007 Kid's Choice Award Favorite Voice in a Cartoon Open Season Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Drama The Guardian Nominated
2008 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy What Happens In Vegas Won
2010 People's Choice Awards Favorite Web Celeb Won
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy Valentine's Day Won
Golden Raspberry Awards Razzie Award for Worst Actor Killers Won
2011 MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance No Strings Attached Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy Won
2012 Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor: Comedy Two and a Half Men Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ashton Kutcher Biography (1978-)". FilmReference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/49/Ashton-Kutcher.html. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  2. "Ashton Kutcher". Fox19. Fox. http://www.fox19.com/story/3622898/ashton-kutcher?redirected=true. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  3. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1245): 22. Feb 8, 2013.
  4. Kennedy, Dana (10 August 2003). "You can call him Chris". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2003/aug/10/entertainment/ca-kennedy10. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  5. "Ashton Kutcher: 'Two And A Half Men' Replacement For Charlie Sheen". The Huffington Post. AOL. May 12, 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/12/ashton-kutcher-joins-two-and-a-half-men_n_861389.html. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  6. "Ashton Kutcher's 'Two and a Half Men' deal only spans one year". CNN. May 24, 2011. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/24/ashton.kutcher.two.men.ew/. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  7. "Ashton Kutcher Biography". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/49/Ashton-Kutcher.html. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  8. "Interview With Ashton Kutcher — Part 2". America's Intelligence Wire. September 6, 2006. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-18727013_ITM. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  9. Stated on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, August 12, 2003
  10. "Pedigree Chart for Diane Finnegan". Lobdellkrotzgenealogy.com. 2010-05-28. http://www.lobdellkrotzgenealogy.com/pedigree.php?personID=I92403&tree=lobdellnovy. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  11. "Living The Dream – The Making of Spread" (Commentary with Ashton Kutcher saying; "I'm from the Mid West. I'm from a Catholic family, from a relatively conservative environment."), Spread on DVD, Katalyst Films, 2009.
  12. "The Sexiest Men Alive 2006 – Ashton Kutcher". People. November 15, 2006. http://www.people.com/people/package/sma2006/gallery/0,,1539441_1559557_3,00.html. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  13. "Ashton & Demi Get Married". People. September 25, 2005. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1090617,00.html.
  14. "Demi Moore announces plans to end her 6-year marriage to Ashton Kutcher". The Washington Post. Associated Press. November 17, 2011. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/apnewsbreak-demi-moore-announces-plans-to-end-her-6-year-marriage-to-ashton-kutcher/2011/11/17/gIQANPlOVN_story.html.
  15. "Ashton Kutcher in steamy photo shoot with Alessandra Ambrosio". Daily Mail. UK. July 30, 2011. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2020218/Ashton-Kutcher-steamy-photo-shoot-Alessandra-Ambrosio-looks-like-young-Demi-Moore.html. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  16. "Inside Ashton Kutcher's world of Twitter". The Guardian (London). April 21, 2009. Archived from the original on April 23, 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/apr/21/ashton-kutcher-celebrity-twitter. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  17. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165598/

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