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Ashton Kutcher: Snapshot

Name
Ashton Kutcher
Date of Birth
February 07, 1978
Birth Place
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ashton Kutcher left the University of Iowa behind for New York when he won a Fresh Faces of Iowa modeling contest in 1997. After a brief turn strutting for Calvin Klein, Kutcher landed his breakthrough role as airhead Michael Kelso in That '70s Show.

Leveraging his good looks and goofball appeal, Kutcher created Punk'd, the MTV hidden-camera show in which he played pranks on fellow celebrities. Some wondered if he was "punking" them when he began dating actress Demi Moore, 15 years his senior, but the couple expressed their lasting commitment when they married in 2005. Moore's children from her previous marriage to Bruce Willis call Kutcher MOD, short for "my other dad."

After taking over the Internet one TMI Tweet at a time, Kutcher returned to primetime, replacing Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men in September 2011. Two months later, after reports of marital discord, Kutcher and Moore announced they were ending their six-year marriage. The actor moved on with former That '70s Show costar Mila Kunis, whom he is set to wed. The couple is also expecting their first child.

Ashton Kutcher: Five Fun Facts

  1. A self-proclaimed guy's guy, Ashton Kutcher says he'd prefer to shave his head so he wouldn't have to deal with his hair.
  2. Ashton Kutcher has two webbed toes.
  3. Ashton Kutcher wore a tie to work on the set of the television series That '70's show. As he explained
    to In Style, "It's a way to keep things in perspective. Acting can be so much fun that it's easy to forget that what you're doing is a job. But if I've got my tie on, I'm going to work."
  4. Ashton Kutcher's older sister Tausha used to apply makeup on her sleeping brother when they were kids.
  5. Ashton Kutcher loves homemade strawberry milkshakes with extra ice cream.

Ashton Kutcher: Biography

1978

Ashton Kutcher

February 07

Twice as Cute

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Larry and Diane Kutcher welcome the birth of twin boys. Christopher Ashton Kutcher follows five minutes after his fraternal brother Michael, who was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy.

1991

Ashton Kutcher

Heart and Home

In the middle of his parents' divorce, Kutcher's twin brother Michael, 13, receives a life-saving emergency heart transplant after suffering from a viral heart inflammation and going into cardiac arrest. "Ashton never left my side," Michael, now healthy, later tells PEOPLE. "He showed me the love one brother has for another." Two years later, Kutcher's mom relocates the family – the twin brothers and older sister Tausha – to Homestead, Iowa, where they eventually move into a new house with stepfather Mark Portwood.

1997

Ashton Kutcher

Making Moves

While studying biochemical engineering at University of Iowa and working in a General Mills factory sweeping Cheerios dust, Kutcher enters the Fresh Faces of Iowa modeling contest and wins a trip to New York City to pursue a contract with model agencies.

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Dave Hogan/Getty

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): SPLASH NEWS; DIANE PORTWOOD; PACIFIC COAST NEWS

Edited by Julia Wang

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