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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 November 1972Minot, North Dakota, USA
Birth NameJoshua David Duhamel
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher and the current Executive Director of Minot's Downtown Business & Profession Association, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertisement salesman. Josh has three younger sisters: Ashlee, McKenzee and Kassidy. His heritage includes French-Canadian (from his great-great-grandfather; his last name is a very common last name among Francophones in the world), Norwegian, German, Irish, and English. Before his acting career, the football player studied biology and earned his Bachelor's degree at Minot State University with the intention of pursuing dentistry.

When Josh was 26 years old, he worked in the construction business and it was by chance that he got into the entertainment business. Modeling eventually gave way to acting as Josh was asked to audition for the title character in The Picture of Dorian Gray, from the novel by Oscar Wilde.

Duhamel will next be seen in the drama "You're Not You," alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum, which will be released later this year.

Most recently Duhamel starred opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse Hallstrom's "Safe Haven," a drama based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks and the thriller "Scenic Route," which tells the story of two friends stranded in the desert. Also this year, Duhamel was seen in the star-studded, ensemble comedy "Movie 43" alongside Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Richard Gere among many others. Co-directed by Peter Farrelly and Patrik Forsberg, the film features various intertwining, raunchy tales.

Other recent projects include Garry Marshall's "New Year's Eve" alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert DeNiro, Halle Berry, and Hilary Swank and Michael Bay's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," where he reprised his role of Captain William Lennox for the third installment of the franchise. Additional film credits include the romantic comedy "Life as We Know It" alongside Katherine Heigl, "Ramona and Beezus," "When in Rome" and "The Romantics." On television, Josh is best known for his role as Danny McCoy on the NBC crime drama "Las Vegas." Additionally, he lent his voice to Nickelodeon's Emmy Award-winning animated series "Fanboy & Chum Chum" and starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap opera "All My Children," in which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations. On January 10 2009, Josh married Fergie Duhamel, better known as Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas. They have one child together, Axl Jack Duhamel.

Josh, Fergie and their son reside in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Viewpoint

Spouse (1)

Fergie (10 January 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Deep resonant voice
Towering height
Muscular physique

Trivia (33)

Has starred in the yet-to-be-released independent film The Picture of Dorian Gray (2005) in 1999, then ABC called him to test for the role of Leo du Pres. To Josh's shock, ABC executives wanted him so much, that they postponed the character's first airdate by more than a month to accommodate his schedule.
He lived in New York City until relocating to Los Angeles, California.
In December 2007, he became engaged to Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas.
Josh's father is an advertising salesman, and his mother is a retired high school teacher.
Josh wanted to be a dentist from the time he was a sophomore in high school. He gave up his dream to become a dentist when his grades were not good enough to get in a dental college. As a result, he moved to California where he got discovered while posing for fashion magazines.
Turned down the role of Dusty Donovan on As the World Turns (1956) in 2002, saying that he would return to daytime only on All My Children (1970).
Announced on ABC's The View (1997) that he was engaged to longtime girlfriend Kristy Pierce. [January 2004]
Shares the same middle name as his father
On People (USA) magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" list [2004].
Won the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) Male Model of the Year Award in 1997. Other models were Ashton Kutcher and Riley Smith.
Received his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology at Minot State University.
When he was a teenager, he worked as a lifeguard at a local pool.
Enjoys basketball, football, golf and skiing on his days off.
Branched into entrepreneurship, opening a restaurant, 10 North Main, in his hometown Minot, North Dakota with his friend.
His name is a common French last name among Francophones, meaning "From the Hamlet". His great-great-grandfather was French-Canadian. His other ancestry includes English, German, Irish and Norwegian.
His last name (Duhamel) is pronounced "duh-MEL".
(December 26, 2007) Engaged to Fergie.
Former bath attendant.
(January 10, 2009) Married longtime fiancée Fergie in a very private ceremony. The ceremony was so private that the guests were not even told the location until the actual morning of the wedding.
Spent his honeymoon with a week at the One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, followed immediately afterwords with a week at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. [January 2009]
Brother-in-law of Dana Ferguson.
His dog, Meatloaf, died on April 1, 2012.
(February 18, 2013) Josh and Fergie are expecting their first child.
Son Axl Jack born on August 29, 2013 weighing 10 lbs and 7 ounces.
Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
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 debut of actor Ashton Kutcher who was to star alongside him as the second male lead.
(June 9, 2009) Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Yongsan CGV Theaters in Seoul, South Korea.
(June 16, 2009) Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Oktyabr Theater in Moscow, Russia.
(June 15, 2009) Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.
(June 14, 2009) Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Sony Center CineStar in Berlin, Germany.
(June 9, 2009) Attended the world premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan.
Parents are Larry Duhamel and Bonnie Kemper.
Has three younger sisters: Ashlee, Mckenzee and Kassidy.

Personal Quotes (5)

(On The Romantics (2010)) I didn't like it at first. I didn't. Because when I first read the script, I said, "I don't like any of these characters." I really didn't. I just thought it was a bunch of selfish people who were making much bigger deals of their problems than they really were. But then I read it again, and I liked it much better because it felt like it was really kind of a reflection of what people are anyway - what friends are like, what groups of friends and family are like. We're all dysfunctional. We're all messed up in some way.
[on working with Julianne Hough in Safe Haven (2013)] I championed Julianne for this film because I knew she was hungry, a hard worker, sweet and down-to-earth. On a movie like this, where everything depends upon the connection between the two people, there can't be any hang-ups. And with her there are none. She is who she is. It made it easy to open up to her, and for her to open up to me.
[on developing his character for Safe Haven (2013)] I was on the beach with with a pencil and paper and a little journal. I wanted to make very clear what relationship was with my wife, the one that passed away, even though I didn't have any scenes with her in the movie. It was important that I knew our history before I ever got into anything else with any of the characters. So I did a lot of writing about how we met.
When I was a kid, I dreamed about fame, you know, how cool it would be to be in a movie and to be on TV. I thought about certain movie roles or certain lines from movies by myself in the shower and thought I could do that someday. But I never really believed that I ever had a chance.
[on marriage] You have to like the person that you are with, not just love them, but actually really like them. I really do like my wife a lot. She's funny. She's fun. She's very kind, very generous and thoughtful - all those things that you hope for. I think that we both grew up with similar backgrounds, believe it or not. Our parents are both former teachers, Catholic. We didn't have a lot growing up. I don't think either one of us takes our lives, our blessings, for granted.

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