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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 7 February 1978Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Birth NameChristopher Ashton Kutcher
Nicknames Ash
Kutch
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother) descent. He grew up in rural Homestead, Iowa, graduating from Clear Creek-Amana High School in Tiffin, Iowa. In 1997, Kutcher was a biochemical engineering student at the University of Iowa and was discovered by a local talent scout. In 2010, Kutcher was named one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People. He created the Demi and Ashton Foundation, to eliminate child sex slavery worldwide. Kutcher is mostly known for playing Michael Kelso in That '70s Show (1998) and is co-founder of Katalyst, a studio for social media.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lonnie Root < wolverine525@msn.com>

Spouse (1)

Demi Moore (24 September 2005 - 26 November 2013) (divorced)

Trivia (49)

Dropped out from University of Iowa to pursue modeling. His major was biochemical engineering.
Used to have a job sweeping the floor at a General Mills plant.
Won the Fresh Faces of Iowa modeling contest in 1997, sparking a modeling career in New York City.
Has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and an older sister, Tausha.
He auditioned for a role at NBC and knew he didn't land it. As he was leaving, an executive asked him to read for a new NBC pilot called Wind on Water (1998). "I went and did a cold reading of the character and found out I had gotten the job but told them I had to read the script first and after reading it, decided I did not want to be a cowboy surfer. My agent had told me about a series called "Teenage Wasteland" (later renamed That '70s Show (1998)) and I went in to read and told them I had to know if I had gotten the role by 3:45 that afternoon. I was supposed to tell NBC if I wanted the role on Wind on Water (1998) by 4:00 p.m. Luckily, I got the role on this show.". Wind on Water (1998) was canceled after two episodes.
Was once so poor, he donated his blood for money while attending the University of Iowa.
Lost the role of Danny Walker in Pearl Harbor (2001) to Josh Hartnett.
One of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 (2002).
His twin brother Michael was born with a septal heart defect.
On January 23, 2004, he went head to head with his That '70s Show (1998) co-star Topher Grace at the box office as The Butterfly Effect (2004) starring Kutcher and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) both opened against one another. The Butterfly Effect (2004) won the race coming in at the #1 spot, while Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) came in at #3 just after Along Came Polly (2004).
Older sister Tausha (born 1975) has a daughter, Dakota (born 1999).
Voted #3 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.
Is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, along with Kevin Costner, Sascha Turnheim and Alan Heitz.
Has two toes on his left foot that are fused together, meaning they are webbed.
Ranked #35 on Premiere Magazine's 50 Most Disturbing Moments in Movie History. Kutcher's face is just placed there, instead of an explanation as to why.
Owns a restaurant in Los Angeles, California called Dolce.
Ranked #17 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (January 23, 2005 issue).
Lost the lead role of Drew Baylor in Elizabethtown (2005) to Orlando Bloom when Cameron Crowe decided he wanted an actor that had a solid résumé consisting of Theatre and Drama school training.
Was the first of the six primary cast members of That '70s Show (1998) to receive a Razzie Award nomination. He was nominated for Worst Actor of 2004 for his roles in the films Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Just Married (2003) and My Boss's Daughter (2003). However, he did not win.
Along with Topher Grace, he chose not to renew his contract to do an 8th season of That '70s Show (1998), wishing to pursue other projects.
Created the MTV reality television show Punk'd (2003) with his friend Jason Goldberg.
Ashton's father is of Bohemian (Czech) ancestry. Ashton's maternal grandfather was the son of Irish immigrants, while Ashton's maternal grandmother had Bohemian (Czech) and German ancestry.
Former boyfriend of Brittany Murphy and January Jones.
His wedding with actress Demi Moore was attended by about 100 guests, among them were Moore's ex-husband Bruce Willis, their three children, and Lucy Liu.
Best friends with Wilmer Valderrama.
Marriage to Demi Moore is his first, her third.
His parents are Larry Kutcher (an employee of General Mills) and Diane (who worked for Procter & Gamble).
While as a guest on The View (1997), he explained he quit smoking cigarettes for his role in The Guardian (2006) by reading the book, "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr.
(September 29, 2006) Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same day in the United States - Open Season (2006) and The Guardian (2006).
Was considered for the role of Batman in Batman Begins (2005), which eventually went to Christian Bale.
Attended the University of Iowa, as did Gene Wilder, Ben Rollins and Mary Beth Hurt.
Wrestled in high school. He injured himself and had to quit in his senior year.
Close friends with Smallville (2001) star Tom Welling, whom he met when they were both modeling.
His three stepdaughters call him MOD ("My Other Dad").
In February 2010, he joined the State Department and top executives from eBay and Twitter on a biz trip to Moscow and Siberia trying to help Russia start up their own Silicon Valley (Time magazine).
In 2009, Kutcher beat CNN to reach 1-million Twitter followers. He now has millions more.
In 2010, Kutcher was named one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People.
In 2010, Kutcher and his wife, Demi Moore, created "The Demi and Ashton Foundation" (DNA) to eliminate child sex slavery worldwide.
In February 2010, Kutcher traveled to Russia as part of President Obama's first U.S.-Russia Innovation Delegation. The purpose was to generate ideas in support of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and address anti-trafficking and child protection issues.
Katalyst was named one of the year's Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies, 2010.
(May 10, 2010) Merited a place in Time magazine's - The 100 Most Influential People in the World ("Artists" category) - with a tribute provided by Sean Combs.
Was Riley Smith's roommate in 1997 in New York City at the IMTA convention after knowing each other in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, their hometown. Josh Duhamel also attended that year.
Kutcher's debut as Charlie Sheen's replacement in CBS's Two and a Half Men (2003) was seen by 28.7 million people on September 19, 2011. The Nielsen Company reported that was more than any other episode in the series' first 8 seasons, when Sheen was the star. On the very same night, Charlie Sheen was roasted on a Comedy Central special.
Is a huge fan of the Chicago Bears, and can be seen wearing various items of Bears clothing in his films.
Is a liberal Democrat and has supported the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
In 1998, he was slowly in the works to make his acting debut in the lead role for a situation comedy entitled "A Tale of Two Strippers"; which told the story of two male exotic dancers in Las Vegas who find themselves trying to evade a hit man after witnessing an arranged murder when they get an address mixed up and arrive to the wrong location to perform a private gig. The project was written and was to be directed by Alan J. Pakula but he died in an automobile accident before anything could start so the project was immediately canceled. Had it gone through, it would have also marked the screen debut of actor Josh Duhamel, who was going to play the second male lead.
Promoted and attended the premiere of the romantic comedy Killers (2010) in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. [July 2010]
(February 27, 2014) Engaged to Mila Kunis.

Personal Quotes (13)

[on his experience with James Van Der Beek and Rachael Leigh Cook on the set of Texas Rangers (2001)] In between scenes, we go up and play Nintendo 64. We just all hang out and have a good time.
[on rapper Eminem and his music] I think he's got [guts] for saying what he said. People get way too worked up about that stuff instead of just enjoying it.
I didn't even know guys modeled before that. I thought Fabio was the only male model, and I really didn't fit that bill.
I'll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working.
I don't believe that old cliché that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still.
I'm a guy's guy. I don't comb my hair unless I have to, and I don't use lotions or fancy shampoos.
[on is reputation for being a free spirit] I say whatever I think and whatever is on my mind, and I just hope that it comes out good. I just try to have a lot of fun.
Modelling is the best because you have to look hot, which comes easy to me, you know. I'm blessed with that.
[on his movie The Butterfly Effect (2004)] I thought that it was a fantastic metaphor for life, and pretty enlightening. And I appreciated the opportunity to play a character that's blind to the trauma that takes place in his life. The violence that is in the movie I thought was a fantastic metaphor for how blind we are as a society, and as a people, to the things that actually do happen on a day-to-day basis, and how we kind of just block them out. And whether it be through our media or whatever, we go, "Oh, it's not happening in my world, so it's not happening.". In the movie, there's a great representation of the violence with the kids, and the pedophilia, and these kind of things that the guys could have taken the easy road, and kind of squeamishly cut around, but they weren't afraid of it.
Looks fade. Don't get too attached.
[on filming sex scenes] You sort of try to set some ground rules. I think it was Sir Laurence Olivier who said "I apologize if I get aroused and I apologize if I do not get aroused.". There's always that awkward state of "Is this okay? Is that okay?". In between it's just like "Let's act like nothing happened.". Then you see how good an actor you really are.
[on identifying with the challenges in the life of Steve Jobs] The only way to relate to something like that is to have some version in your own life and I've had that. I didn't hesitate because he's an iconic figure as much as I did because I have friends who loved him and cared about him. It isn't always a flattering portrayal, and I wanted to make sure the way I portrayed him was the way people who loved and respected him saw him.
[in incorporating Steve Jobs' dietary regimen into his portrayal] Steve controlled a lot of his environment and over what he ate and what he put in his body. It was awful. I did a week where I just ate grapes, and I did a week where I just ate carrots, and then I backed into a slightly more vegetarian diet and ended up in the hospital. My blood sugar levels got really messed up and my pancreas levels were all out of whack, and I was in a lot of pain. Ultimately, I think I gained an understanding and an appreciation for the level of control in his life and his level of measured existence.

Salary (3)

Two and a Half Men (2003) $700,000 per episode (2011-2012)
Two and a Half Men (2003) $700,000 per episode (2012-2013)
Two and a Half Men (2003) $750,000 per episode (2013-2014)

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