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Christopher Ashton Kutcher ( born February 7, 1978), best known as Ashton Kutcher,

"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." Ashton Kutcher

  • 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, & an older sister, Tausha
  • Has two toes on his left foot that are fused together, meaning they are webbed

Michael and Ashton

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.

 One of People's 50 Most Beautiful People (2000) and Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 (2002 & 2000) model turned actor Ashton Kutcher caught the public eye while playing Kelso on Fox's comedy series That '70s Show.

He was the creator, executive producer, and host of the MTV celebrity prank show Punk'd. 

He is known for his roles in films such as Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The Guardian and What Happens in Vegas. He is also the producer and co-creator of the supernatural TV show Room 401 and the reality TV show Beauty and the Geek. He is married to actress Demi Moore.

Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Diane Kutcher, an employee of Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, who worked at a General Mills factory. 

 

He is of part Irish ancestry on his mother's side.

Ashton and Michael

 Kutcher has an older sister, Tausha, and a fraternal twin, Michael, who had a heart transplant when the brothers were young. 

 

Kutcher's childhood was that of a rugged, outdoorsy Midwesterner, and he had various odd jobs, including carpentry, and other jobs relating to farm life.

Kutcher attended Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for about a year when his family moved to Tiffin, Iowa, where he attended the Clear Creek-Amana High School. 

In addition to being a student, he played on the football team as a wide receiver and appeared in school plays. Meanwhile, his home life was stressful. He has stated that "I didn't want to come home and find more bad news about my brother" and "kept myself so busy that I didn't allow myself to feel." Kutcher admitted that as a teen, he contemplated committing suicide. At thirteen, he attempted to jump from a hospital balcony, but his father intervened at the last minute. At around this time, his parents divorced. During his senior year, he broke into the high school at night with his cousin in an attempt to steal money; he was caught leaving the scene. Kutcher was convicted of third-degree burglary and sentenced to three years' probation and 180 hours of community service. Kutcher stated that though the experience "straightened him out", he lost his girlfriend and anticipated college scholarships, and he was ostracized at school and in his community.

Kutcher attended the University of Iowa, where he majored in biochemical engineering (but did not receive a degree), motivated by the desire to find a cure for his brother's heart ailment. At the University of Iowa, Kutcher was kicked out of his apartment for being too "noisy" and "wild". Kutcher stated, "I thought I knew everything but I didn't have a clue. I was partying, and I woke up many mornings not knowing what I had done the night before. I played way too hard. I am amazed I am not dead." He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. To make ends meet, Kutcher worked as a college summer hire in the cereal department for the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids, and sometimes donated blood for money. During his time at the University he was approached by a scout at a bar called The Airliner in Iowa City, Iowa, and was recruited to enter the "Fresh Faces of Iowa" modeling competition. After placing first, he won a trip to New York City to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention. Following his stay in New York City Ashton returned home to Cedar Rapids, Iowa before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Kutcher has invested in an Italian restaurant named Dolce (other owners include Masterson and Valderrama) and a Japanese-themed restaurant named Geisha House located in Atlanta and Los Angeles. 

http://www.dolcegroup.com

Katalyst Media was started by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The company has been responsible for TV shows such as Beauty and the Geek and Punk’d, and movies including Guess Who and The Butterfly Effect.

 

Willis/Kutcher Clan

 

Ashton Kutcher slapped a few stickers of companies he has ties to on his "Men" character's laptop-Foursquare, Flipboard, Hipmunk, GroupMe and Chegg

Actor (28 titles)


2011 New Year's Eve (post-production) -Randy


2011 Two and a Half Men (TV series)-Walden Schmidt

2011 No Strings Attached -Adam


2010 Killers -Spencer Aimes

2010/I Valentine's Day -Reed Bennett

2009 Personal Effects -Walter

2009 Spread -Nikki

2008 What Happens in Vegas -Jack Fuller

2008 Miss Guided (TV series) -Beaux

2006 Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (video short) -Elliot (voice)

2006 Open Season -Elliot (voice)

2006/I The Guardian -Jake Fischer

2006 Bobby Fisher

1998-2006 That '70s Show (TV series) -Michael Kelso

2005 Robot Chicken (TV series)

2005 A Lot Like Love -Oliver Martin

2005 Guess Who- Simon Green



2004 The Butterfly Effect-Evan

2003 Cheaper by the Dozen -Hank 

2003 My Boss's Daughter-Tom Stansfield

2003 Just Married-Tom

2002 Grounded for Life (TV series)-Cousin Scott
 

2001 Texas Rangers-George Durham

2001 Just Shoot Me! (TV series)-Dean Cassidy


2000 Dude, Where's My Car?-Jesse Montgomery III

2000 Reindeer Games-College Kid

2000 Down to You-Jim Morrison

Producer (18 titles)

2003-2012 Punk'd (TV series) (executive producer - 69 episodes)

2010 Killers (producer)


2009-2010 True Beauty (TV series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)

2010 Numbnuts (TV series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)

2009 The Beautiful Life: TBL (TV series) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 2009) (co-producer - 1 episode, 2009)

2009 Game Show in My Head (TV series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)

2009 Spread (producer)

2009 Choose Me (TV movie) (executive producer)

2008-2009 Opportunity Knocks (TV series) (executive producer)

2005-2008 Beauty and the Geek (TV series) (executive producer - 47 episodes)


2008 Miss Guided (TV series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)

2008 Pop Fiction (TV series) (executive producer - 1 episode)

2007 Room 401 (TV series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)

2007 Adventures in Hollyhood (TV series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)

2007 The Real Wedding Crashers (TV series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)

2004 You've Got a Friend (TV series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)

2004 The Butterfly Effect (executive producer)

2003  My Boss's Daughter (co-producer)

 

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher Launch Foundation to End Human Trafficking

 

DNA - The Demi and Ashton Foundation – aims to eliminate child sex slavery worldwide. Believing that freedom is a fundamental human right, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher founded DNA to help raise awareness about this horrific problem, change cultural stereotypes and rehabilitate the innocent victims.

http://demiandashton.org

http://twitter.com/aplusk

 

 

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