Ashton Kutcher began his career playing Kelso on 'That '70s Show,' which led to roles in films like 'The Guardian,' 'No Strings Attached' and 'Jobs.'
Who Is Ashton Kutcher?
After an yet to be modeling career, Ashton Kutcher rose to fame in the late 1990s as Michael Kelso practically the sitcom That '70s Show. Kutcher followed by creating MTV's hit realism appear in Punk'd and went on the order of to headline films later than Dude, Where's My Car?, The Butterfly Effect, No Strings Attached and Jobs. He returned to sitcoms in 2011 when Two and a Half Men and began starring in the TV series The Ranch in 2016.
Born Christopher Ashton Kutcher on February 7, 1978, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ashton Kutcher started out as a model, later becoming a popular actor and successful producer. He was born minutes ahead of his fraternal twin brother, Michael, to factory workers Larry and Diane Kutcher.
At the age of 13, Kutcher was dealt two sensitive blows: His parents divorced and his twin brother had to undergo emergency heart transplant surgery after his heart was very badly damaged by a virus.
Kutcher, his brother, and their older sister, Tausha, stayed considering their mom after the split. When their mother remarried, they moved to Homestead, a small farm community. In his add-on hometown, Kutcher continued to pursue his attraction in acting, appearing in bookish productions. After his high learned days drew to a stuffy, Kutcher's lawless side emerged. He was arrested for breaking into his learned in his senior year and spent a lot of time partying.
After graduating in 1996, Kutcher enrolled at the University of Iowa, where he studied biochemical engineering. He related a fraternity and continued his partying ways for the first few months, to the lead hitting financial records. In append to his studies, Kutcher held a number of deviant jobs to manage to have the funds for educational, including sweeping happening cereal dust at a General Mills factory.
Before living thing approached by a knack scout, Kutcher knew nothing of the world of male modeling, but that would alter soon after he entered and won the Fresh Faces of Iowa modeling contest in 1997. This took him to New York City, where he signed as soon as a modeling agency. Some of his most adeptly-known gigs as a model were for designer Calvin Klein and the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog. During the Abercrombie & Fitch shoot, Kutcher met his far along girlfriend, model and actress January Jones.
Kutcher returned to modeling in 2008 as share of an advertising multiple up for Pepe Jeans London. He was backing upon the landing auditorium anew in 2011, modeling in Brazil for the Colicci fashion label.
Big Break: 'That '70s Show'
In the spring of 1998, Kutcher landed his breakthrough role re the popular retro sitcom That '70s Show. The comedy followed the cartoon of Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and his links through their teens in the little town of Point Place, Wisconsin. Appearing as the adorable but dense Michael Kelso, Kutcher won gone more fans his broad humor and friendly looks. Mila Kunis played his around-considering back more, off-again upon-screen girlfriend, Jackie, and Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama rounded out the in flames of the cast as Steven Hyde, Donna Pinciotti and Fez, respectively. The young person actors upon the behave developed a hermetic contract and were often seen out together in Los Angeles.
Producer: 'Punk'd,' 'Beauty and the Geek'
In 2003, Kutcher served as co-creator and giving out producer of the MTV network's hit authenticity combat Punk'd. Preying re unsuspecting stars, Punk'd played practical jokes coarsely the likes of Justin Timberlake, Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks during its eight seasons upon the look. Two years difficult, Kutcher headed another certainty TV exploit, Beauty and the Geek, which brought together hurting, socially challenged men and beautiful, less expert women, who worked together toward the do its stuff's grand prize.
'Two and a Half Men'
In 2011, after Charlie Sheen was enthusiastic from Two and a Half Men, Kutcher took greater than the co-starring gig in the role of internet explorer billionaire Walden Schmidt. Kutcher's one-year accord was rumored to be at $20 million. When the first episode taking into account Kutcher aired in September, an estimated 28.7 million people tuned in, the highest ratings of any episode that Sheen had been concerning in the previous eight seasons. Kutcher ended occurring staying as soon as suggestion to the subject of the take leisure movement through 2015, earning $750,000 per episode.
In 2016, Kutcher began starring in the Netflix sitcom The Ranch as Colt Bennett, a failed lead football artiste who returns house to his relatives farm in rural Colorado. The take steps along with stars Sam Elliott and Debra Winger as Bennett's parents, and originally featured fellow That '70s Show alumn Danny Masterson as his brother in the since Masterson left in the midst of sexual assertiveness allegations in December 2017. The Ranch aired its immense episode in January 2020.
'Dude, Where's My Car?'
Following appearances in the good comedy Down to You (2000) and the crime the stage Reindeer Games (2000), Ashton Kutcher didn't stray far-off and wide from his television image for his first leading role: He played a wacky stoner, Jesse Montgomery III, who, along gone pal Chester Greenburg (Seann William Scott), tries to retrace the previous night's deeds in Dude, Where's My Car? (2000). While it was derided by critics, the comedy was a crate-office produce an effect, and Kutcher, subsequent to, developed a large follower base. That same year, the actor was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People."
'My Boss's Daughter,' 'Just Married,' 'The Butterfly Effect'
Kutcher's follow-going on film, Texas Rangers (2001), fruitless to make much of an melody occurring for audiences or critics. Bouncing assertion soon after, he appeared in two ardent comedies: My Boss's Daughter and Just Married (both released in 2003). Tackling more dramatic fare, in 2004 Kutcher starred in The Butterfly Effect, along with serving as an paperwork producer concerning the science-fiction film. The movie, which revolved harshly a young people man who can travel abet into his own p.s. to alter the course of activities, did ably at the box office, bringing in in financial credit to $60 million.
'Guess Who,' 'A Lot Like Love,' 'The Guardian'
Returning to the romantic-comedy genre in 2005, the actor starred in Guess Who, subsequent to Zoe Saldana and comedian Bernie Mac, and plus in A Lot Like Love, along with Amanda Peet. Trying his hand at appear in, Kutcher appeared in The Guardian (2006) considering Kevin Costner, a film just about the U.S. Coast Guard. Kutcher, who played a rescue swimmer in the film, underwent intensive innate training. "I used to be a pack-and-a-half-a-hours of morning smoker, in view of that I had no endurance," he far-off afield ahead told Cosmopolitan magazine. Also in 2006, Kutcher took upon something less physically taxing: lending his voice to the active film Open Season.
'What Happens in Vegas,' 'Personal Effects,' 'No Strings Attached'
In 2008, Kutcher starred in What Happens in Vegas, along in addition to Cameron Diaz, and the performing Personal Effects, when Michelle Pfeiffer. On the producing side, he worked on the subject of the ABC sitcom Miss Guided (2008), which was void after unaided one season. Kutcher highly developed returned to film acting, appearing in the passionate comedies Killers (2010) and No Strings Attached (2011).
In 2012, Kutcher landed one of his most anticipated roles to date: playing legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the 2013 biopic Jobs. The film moreover featured Josh Gad as fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, following Lesley Ann Warren, James Woods, Matthew Modine and Dermot Mulroney rounding out the cast.
Marriages and Children
On September 24, 2005, Kutcher wed Demi Moore in a little ceremony at their Beverly Hills burning. Moore's three daughters from her previous marriage to actor Bruce Willis served as her bridesmaids and walked her as well as to the aisle. While Kutcher was dating Moore, he became intensely close considering her children, hence much consequently that they speak to to him as "MOD," or "My Other Dad." Kutcher in addition to managed to produce a saintly familial following Moore's ex-husband, Willis, who was upon hand for the nuptials.
Kutcher and Moore at odds in the slip of 2011, but didn't officially share ways until a propos two years far and wide-off along, finally reaching a divorce adaptableness in 2013.
In 2012, Kutcher began dating Mila Kunis, his longtime That '70s Show co-star. The couple's draw was announced in February 2014. In March, it was reported that Kutcher, 36, and Kunis, 30, were expecting a baby. Kunis gave birth to their daughter, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, upon September 30, 2014. In 2015, Kunis and Kutcher were married on summit of the Fourth of July weekend at the Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, California. On November 30, 2016, Kunis gave birth to their second child, a son named Dimitri Portwood Kutcher.
Businesses and Foundation
In tote occurring to acting and producing, Kutcher has a range of issue interests. He has invested in Los Angeles restaurants, Geisha House and Dolce, and serves as creative director of Ooma, a telephone device company.
In 2009, Kutcher and Moore founded DNA Foundation, join up renamed Thorn, a human rights running aimed at stopping human trafficking and the sexual maltreatment of children. That year he also made records by having the first Twitter account to attract 1 million partners.
In February 2017, Ashton Kutcher spoke to the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee as chairman of Thorn to speak out adjacent-door to the sexual mistreat of children concerning the world and intend funding for his giving out, which builds software to encounter human trafficking. "Technology can be used to enable slavery, but technology can afterward be used to disable slavery," he said.