- Kosheno Moore, 41, is one of the four African-Japanese half-siblings of the award-winning actor, Shemar Moore
- The mother of one was previously married for seven years and shares a daughter, Amia with her former partner
- While growing up, Kosheno blamed her father, Sherrod Moore for shielding her and her siblings from their black culture and heritage. She made peace with him before he passed in 2019
Kosheno Moore is a successful inclusion strategist and a media and communication professional. She is also one of the four half-siblings of Criminal Minds actor Shemar Moore.
Raised in a multi-racial family, Kosheno and her siblings had several challenges while growing up. Despite that, they have all grown to be successful in their own right. Of all her siblings, Shemar Moore is the famous one.
Kosheno Moore was Raised in Japan
Kosheno Moore Takahashi was born to a Japanese mother Nobuko Takahashi and an Africa-American father, Sherrod Moore on April 25, 1982, in Japan. Her father was originally from a poverty-stricken area in East Oakland, California.
Her family later moved to Hawaii for most parts of her formative years. This was for Kosheno and her siblings to blend in. From there, they moved to Virginia.
Her father married her mother when he was in his late 40s. He was nine years older than Nobuko. He was previously married to Shemar Moore’s mother Marilyn Wilson- Moore. While Kosheno credits her father for protecting them from all sorts of racism, her half-brother has shared a contrary opinion.
Shemar Moore revealed during an interview with Larry King that his father was not a good husband to his mother and he ended up spending four years in San Quentin. The actor added he was still and baby when his father served prison time.
Although he had an estranged relationship with his father, he helped his father by getting him a place to stay but they were not really close.
Kosheno also did not really have a perfect relationship with her father. While growing up, she blamed her father for shielding her and her siblings from their black heritage and culture. She was reportedly very angry with her father until her perspective towards that changed when she clocked 27 and moved to the Bay Area to pursue her career in tech.
Her father later died following a prolonged illness in December 2019.
I now know that my father gave me the ultimate gift of love, even at the expense of our relationship. He gave us perspective he couldn’t have so that we can help write the future Black narrative free of trauma and suffering. #BlackLivesMatter #mixedrace https://t.co/rvXbAm5Khy
— Kosheno Moore (@KoshenoChan) June 9, 2020
Kosheno Moore Had Four Siblings Including Shemar Moore
1. Shemar Moore
The actor was born during Kosheno’s father’s first marriage. While his father is black, his mother is an Irish-French Canadian woman Marilyn Wilson-Moore. He was raised by his mother who worked as a teacher in several places before finally settling in North California.
While in high school, he started modeling to earn some money to support himself in school. His physical looks garnered lots of offers for him in the entertainment industry and in no time, he started getting acting roles.
After his role as Malcolm Winters in The Young and Restless movie, he decided to try something new so he started hosting the music TV program ‘Soul Train’.
So far, Shemar, 53, has earned several awards and nominations in his career in the entertainment industry. His awards include eight NAACP Image Awards and several Daytime Emmy Awards. The Young and Restless actor is famous for his roles in the following movies:
- Butter 1998
- The Brothers 2001
- Motives 2004
- Diary of a Mad Black Woman 2005
- Justice League: War 2014
- Justice League: Throne of Atlantis 2015
- Birds of Prey 2002-2003
- Criminal Minds 2005-2017
- S.W.A.T 2017-
2. Sheburra Moore-Haugsness
Sheburra, 40 is the third oldest in the family. She is a pre-algebra teacher and was one of 21 teachers that won a Heart of Education award in 2016.
Kosheno’s sister earned a Ph.D. in Psychology at Grand Canyon University. She is currently a middle school math teacher at Clark County School District. She reportedly lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Benjamin Haugsness.
3. Shenon Moore
Kosheno Moore’s baby brother Shenon Moore, 33 is a fitness trainer as well as the United States Air Force Personnel. There are reports that he and his older brother Shemar are very good-looking. Aside from fitness, it seems he is also an artist.
4. Romeo Moore
Romeo Moore is the youngest in the family. He is said to be very private and has stayed away from the media, unlike his siblings.
She Married was Married for Seven Years
The African-Japanese mother has shared that growing up, she never placed a label on herself. She dated both men and women and often referred to herself as a queer. Before she married, she was in a relationship with a lady but later had a bad break up which her former partner knew of and helped her through it.
However, her marriage of 7 years crashed some time ago. She and her unnamed former partner knew each other for 19 years. Before the marriage ended, they shared a daughter, Amia.
According to reports, she left her former husband with her daughter on Mother’s Day in 2017. Kosheno Moore once revealed that her brother’s mother, Marilyn, and a friend she lost to cancer helped her process her failing marriage.
As for her famous big brother, it seems the actor is still single. Regardless of that, he has been linked with soccer player Shawna Gordon and Quantico actress Anabelle Acosta.
Kosheno Moore Has More Than a Decade of Experience as an Inclusion Strategist
Following her graduation from Whitworth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, she went to California State University-East Bay for a Master’s Degree in Multimedia. Shemar Moore’s sister moved to Bay Area to pursue her career in tech. She got her first job at Agilent Technologies headquarters.
In her LinkedIn profile, it states that she has also worked as the senior Enterprise community manager at Jive Software and later at Workday as Manager of CX Communications.
Kosheno Moore is now working as a Media & Communication professional who is passionate about having a sense of belonging and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community.