Basic Information About Ashton Kutcher
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Model, Actor, Screenwriter, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Television producer, Presenter, Voice Actor, Film Producer|
|Date of birth||1978-02-07 (45 years old)|
|Place of birth||Cedar Rapids|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||Mila Kunis - (4 July 2015 - present) (2 children)|
Demi Moore - (24 September 2005 - 26 November 2013) (divorced)
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ Twitter ↗︎ Instagram ↗︎ Facebook ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Ashton Kutcher win?
Ashton Kutcher awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Comedic Performance||Nominee||No Strings Attached||2011|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy||Winner||No Strings Attached||2011|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Movie Actor||Nominee||Cheaper by the Dozen||2004|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Nominee||Cheaper by the Dozen||2004|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Hissy Fit||Nominee||Cheaper by the Dozen||2004|
|Sierra Award - Best Male Newcomer||Nominee||Dude, Where's My Car?||2000|
|MTV Movie Award - Breakthrough Male Performance||Nominee||Dude, Where's My Car?||2001|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Winner||Killers||2011|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor: Comedy||Winner||Killers||2010|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Movie Actor||Nominee||Just Married||2004|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Nominee||Just Married||2004|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor - Comedy||Nominee||Just Married||2003|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Winner||Valentine's Day||2011|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Nominee||Jobs||2014|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie||Nominee||Open Season||2007|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Rockstar Moment||Winner||A Lot Like Love||2005|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominee||Bobby||2007|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Television Actor||Nominee||That '70s Show||2006|
|Blimp Award - Favorite TV Actor||Nominee||That '70s Show||2005|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Television Actor||Nominee||That '70s Show||2004|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice TV Actor: Comedy||Winner||That '70s Show||2005|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice TV Actor - Comedy||Winner||That '70s Show||2004|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice TV Actor - Comedy||Winner||That '70s Show||2003|
|Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Ensemble||Nominee||That '70s Show||1999|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice TV Actor: Comedy||Nominee||Two and a Half Men||2014|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice TV Actor: Comedy||Nominee||Two and a Half Men||2012|
|Blimp Award - Favorite TV Actor||Nominee||Punk'd||2005|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Television Actor||Nominee||Punk'd||2004|
|Teen Choice Award - TV - Choice Personality||Winner||Punk'd||2006|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice TV Reality/Variety Host||Winner||Punk'd||2003|
Ashton Kutcher roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|No Strings Attached||Adam|
|The Butterfly Effect||Evan|
|Cheaper by the Dozen||Hank (uncredited)|
|Dude, Where's My Car?||Jesse|
|WeWork||Self (archive footage)|
|Valentine's Day||Reed Bennett|
|Open Season||Elliot (voice)|
|The Guardian||Jake Fischer|
|What Happens in Vegas||Jack Fuller|
|Guess Who||Simon Green|
|New Year's Eve||Randy (segment "Elevator")|
|A Lot Like Love||Oliver Martin|
|Reindeer Games||College Kid|
|Texas Rangers||George Durham|
|Family Guy||Ashton Kutcher 1 episode, 2016|
|Made in Hollywood||Self 3 episodes, 2010-2013|
|Just Shoot Me!||Dean Cassidy 1 episode, 2001|
|Saturday Night Live||Self - Host / ... 4 episodes, 2001-2010|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Self - Guest / ... 11 episodes, 2004-2018|
|WWE Monday Night RAW||Self 2 episodes, 2010-2016|
|That '70s Show||Michael Kelso 183 episodes, 1998-2006|
|The Ranch||Colt Bennett 80 episodes, 2016-2020|
|The Bachelorette||Self - Husband Material Judge 1 episode, 2017|
|The Talk||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2014|
|The Late Show with Stephen Colbert||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2017|
|The Late Late Show with James Corden||Self - Guest / ... 3 episodes, 2016-2020|
|Two and a Half Men||Writer|
|Two and a Half Men||Walden Schmidt 84 episodes, 2011-2015|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Self / ... 4 episodes, 2016-2020|
|Robot Chicken||Michael Kelso / ... 3 episodes, 2005|
|The Daily Show||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2000|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Self - Guest 10 episodes, 2000-2013|
|Loose Women||Self 1 episode, 2016|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2005|
|Grounded for Life||Scott 1 episode, 2002|
|Conan||Self - Guest 5 episodes, 2011-2018|
|Hot Ones||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2019|
|Punk'd||Self - Host / ... 106 episodes, 2003-2012|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Self - Guest 4 episodes, 2001-2006|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||Self - Guest 2 episodes, 2009-2011|
Ashton Kutcher's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|Two and a Half Men (2003)||$750,000 per episode (2013-2014)|
Ashton Kutcher's Quotes
- [on his experience with James Van Der Beek and Rachael Leigh Cook on the set of Texas Rangers (2001)] In between scenes, we go up and play Nintendo 64. We just all hang out and have a good time.
- [on rapper Eminem and his music] I think he's got [guts] for saying what he said. People get way too worked up about that stuff instead of just enjoying it.
- I didn't even know guys modeled before that. I thought Fabio was the only male model, and I really didn't fit that bill.
- I'll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working.
- I don't believe that old cliché that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still.
The Rise of Ashton Kutcher: From Modeling to Venture Capital
Ashton Kutcher’s success as a model, actor, entrepreneur, and TV host has been nothing short of amazing. His career began in the fashion industry that led to runway shows and successful modeling assignments for Calvin Klein. However, his ambition to venture into the acting industry led him to move to Los Angeles where he finally made it big by portraying the character of Kelso in That 70’s Show that turned him into an overnight sensation. Now, he’s better-known as a technology investor and is hailed as a successful venture capitalist with an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Early Life and Education
Born on February 7, 1978, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ashton Kutcher was raised with his twin brother Michael, who suffered from cerebral palsy. At 18, Kutcher enrolled in the University of Iowa to study biochemical engineering.
During his time at college, Kutcher developed an interest in modeling and dropped out of college in 1997 to pursue his dreams. Soon enough, he signed on with Elite Modeling Agency in New York City and became quite successful.
After being cast as Kelso in That 70’s Show, Kutcher gained a lot of popularity due to his comic timing and good looks. He acted in several films, including Just Married with Brittany Murphy and Dude, Where’s My Car? with Sean William Scott.
Despite gaining a sizable fan base during his TV career, Kutcher’s most significant contribution to the filming industry was through Punk’d. As part of Punk’d, Kutcher orchestrated a series of elaborate hidden camera pranks on his fellow celebrity acquaintances and parlayed his success in the show to executive producer credits on other MTV reality shows.
Kutcher’s journey in the entertainment industry didn’t end there even though he had to scale back appearances in his final season of That 70’s Show. In 201, Kutcher played an assassin in Killers (which he co-produced), and the following year, he replaced Charlie Sheen in CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men — earning $800,000 per episode.
Kutcher’s high-profile venture into startups has been through his venture capital firm — A-Grade Investments, which attracted $30 million from investors to invest in technology startups before shutting down in 2017. Kutcher made early investments in startups such as Airbnb, Uber, and Spotify and brought on Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle into his team to help widen the scope of their investments.
In 2005, Kutcher famously married actress Demi Moore but they separated six years later citing personal differences. Currently, he is married to Mila Kunis, with whom he has two children.
Quote on Business
“Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included. Being aware of one’s physical flaws dictates fashion trends. I thought that was a funny idea.” – Ashton Kutcher
Kutcher’s career trajectory matched that of very few in the entertainment business. He became a popular comedy star for his performances in many TV sitcoms such as That 70’s Show, and Two and a Half Men. In terms of film success, Kutcher appeared in several successful films over the course of his career. His investment firm, A-Grade Investments boasted dozens of successful startups in its portfolio.
Ashton Kutcher may have started as just another pretty face topped-off with innate goofiness and great timing, but he’s proved to be a talented actor with an outside savvy for deals as an angel investor and venture capitalist, connecting most with savvy, high-growth startups with fundamentally sound models.
- Social Media Stats: Twitter (17.2 million followers); Instagram (3.4 million followers)
- Projects of Interest: The Butterfly Effect, That ’70s Show, acting in Two and a Half Men, A-Grade Investments
- Awards: Nominated twice at the Teen Choice Awards under Choice Male Hottie category; Screen Actors Guild Awards (Won, Received an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series award for “That 70’s Show” in 1999.); Webby Lifetime Achievement Award excepted in May of 2019
The Bottom Line
The life of Ashton Kutcher is quite an unexpected one that has required perseverance, dedication, and reinvention. Ashton Kutcher’s smart business sense and dynamic career choices have led him to succeed first as a model, transition smoothly into acting roles with the leads in television sitcoms and movies, then become one of the more noteworthy angel investors in Silicon Valley. His investments over the years have transformed him into one of the most sought-after venture capitalists. And yes, he is part of one of the cutest families we’ve ever seen on social media.
Interesting Facts about Ashton Kutcher
- Dropped out from the 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, and an older sister, Tausha Kutcher.
- 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 sold his blood while attending the University of Iowa.
- Lost the role of Danny Walker in Pearl Harbor (2001) to Josh Hartnett.
- One of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25. 
- His twin brother Michael was born with a septal heart defect.
- On January 23, 2004, he went head to head with his That '70s Show (1998) co-star Topher Grace at the box office as The Butterfly Effect (2004) starring Kutcher and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) opened against one another. The Butterfly Effect (2004) won the race, coming in at the #1 spot, while Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) came in at #3, just after Along Came Polly (2004).
- Older sister Tausha Kutcher has a daughter, Dakota (born 1999).
- Voted #3 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.
- Is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, along with Kevin Costner, Sascha Turnheim and Alan Heitz.
- Has two toes on his left foot that are fused together, meaning they are webbed.
- Ranked #35 on Premiere Magazine's 50 Most Disturbing Moments in Movie History. Kutcher's face is just placed there, without an explanation as to why.
- Owns a restaurant in Los Angeles, California, called Dolce.
- Ranked #17 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (January 23, 2005 issue).
- Lost the lead role of Drew Baylor in Elizabethtown (2005) to Orlando Bloom when Cameron Crowe decided he wanted an actor who had a solid résumé as to theatre and drama school training.
- Was the first of the six primary cast members of That '70s Show (1998) to receive a Razzie Award nomination. He was nominated for Worst Actor of 2004 for his roles in the films Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Just Married (2003) and My Boss's Daughter (2003). However, he did not win.
- Along with Topher Grace, he chose not to renew his contract to do an 8th season of That '70s Show (1998), wishing to pursue other projects.