Born In: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Ashton Kutcher is a renowned actor, model, and producer. He has attributed his creative inspiration to his journeys to the source of creation (his visits to Kabbalah centers). He calls himself a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. He has been described as a hunky, young actor who is heading in all directions, at once. During his University days, he worked as a college summer hire in the Cereal department of the General Mills plant to earn money for his tuition. He has displayed entrepreneurial skills by investing in the Italian restaurant ‘Dolce’, and a Japanese- themed restaurant ‘Geisha House’ located in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City. He has dabbled in sports, and was named the assistant coach for the freshman football team at Harvard- Westlake School in Los Angeles, for a year. He tried his hand at action movies, pairing up with Kevin Costner for the Movie Guardian. He underwent intensive physical training for his role as a rescue swimmer.
Also Known As: Christopher Ashton Kutcher
father: Larry M. Kutcher
mother: Diane Finnegan Kutcher
siblings: Michael Kutcher, Tausha Kutcher
Born Country: United States
City: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
U.S. State: Iowa
Founder/Co-Founder: venture capital fund A-Grade Investments
education: University Of Iowa
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Kutcher was born in Iowa to Diane and Larry M Kutcher on February 7, 1978. He was raised in a conservative Roman Catholic family.
He has two siblings - his older sister, Tausha, and a fraternal twin, Michael. His brother’s heart condition and cerebral palsy traumatized his childhood. He went through emotional turmoil till his brother’s heart transplant.
He attended Washington High School till his freshman year. As his family moved to Homestead, he continued in Clear Creek Amana High School. His interest in acting started with school plays.
His home life was not stable as his parents divorced when he was sixteen. He fell in bad company and was convicted of third-degree burglary, when still in high school.
The probation and community service turned him, but he realized he had ruined his chances of college scholarships. He was affected by the ostracism at school and community, and the loss of his girlfriend.
His brother’s ailment was an emotional influence on him, so much so that he joined the University of Iowa in 1996, to major in biochemical engineering to find a cure for his brother’s condition.
He was recruited to enter the ‘Fresh Faces of Iowa’ modeling competition by a model scout during his university days. He was placed first in the competition and with that, he quit college.
His exposure to IMTA and participation in modeling competitions opened up modeling opportunities for him in Paris and Milan. In 1998, he signed up with Next and modeled for Calvin Klein.
He moved to Los Angeles, and was cast as Michael Kelso in his first television series ‘That ‘70s Show’ successfully till 2006. He also began auditioning for movies during this period.
He became popular for his comedy acts. He starred in several comedy films like ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’, ‘Just Married’ and ‘Guess Who’. These movies were released one after the other after 2000.
In 2003, with the release of the family film, ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’, he became recognized as a full-fledged actor. He played a self-obsessed actor in this movie.
‘The Butterfly Effect’, released in 2004, was his first box office hit. He plays the role of a conflicted young man who time travels.
In 2013, he appeared in ‘Jobs’, which was a biographical sketch of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc. He was both well-received and criticized for his effectiveness in this role. The following year, he made a cameo appearance in the musical comedy-drama film ‘Annie.’ That same year, he also appeared in the Danish documentary film ‘The Man Who Saved the World’ written and directed by Peter Anthony.
In 2022, he starred as ‘Quinten Sellers’ in the American black comedy mystery film ‘Vengeance.’ The film had its premiere at the Tribeca Festival and received positive reviews from critics. He next played the role of ‘Peter’ in the 2023 American romantic comedy film ‘Your Place or Mine’ written and directed by Aline Brosh McKenna. The film received a lukewarm response from critics and earned a 31% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.
He worked as an executive producer of reality television shows Beauty and the Geek, Adventures in Hollywood, The Real Wedding Crashers, and the game show, Opportunity Knocks.
His foray into television saw him working in sitcoms. Kutcher currently stars as Walden Schmidt on the CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men, since Charlie Sheen's departure from the show, in 2011.
In 2013, Lenovo declared they had hired Kutcher as a Product engineer. In this new role, he would market the Yoga line of tablets by providing inputs in design, specifications software, and usage scenarios.
In 2003, he won the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for the movie Punk’d in the category Reality Hunk, and again the following year, in the category TV Personality.
In 2010, he was awarded the ‘Favourite Web Celebrity’ by People’s Choice Awards, USA. This accolade came to him for the most number of followers on Twitter.
Kutcher married established actress Demi Moore in 2005, after being in a relationship for two years. She was senior to him by fifteen years. They separated after five years of married life. He married his “That '70s Show” co-star, ‘Mila Kunis,’ in 2015. The couple has 2 children, a daughter named Wyatt, and a son named Dimitri.
In 2009, he, along with his wife, established the DNA Foundation, later known as Thorn, which raises the issues of sexual exploitation of children and the sudden increase of child pornography.
This actor is known for his entrepreneurial skills and has successfully invested in technology start-ups. Some of his investments are in Skype, Foursquare, Airbnb, Oath, and Fab.com.
This American actor was the first user of Twitter to have more than 1,000,000 followers, beating CNN in the ‘Million followers contest’.
This American actor signed up as the 500th paying customer to ride Galactic Spaceship Two. This ride will carry paying customers up to the edge of space and back.
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