Ashton Kutcher is an American actor and investor.
His full name is Christopher Ashton Kutcher.
Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
His father, Larry M. Kutcher, was a factory worker while his mother, Diane (née Finnegan), was a Procter & Gamble employee.
Kutcher has Czech, German, and Irish ancestry.
He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha.
He grew up in rural Homestead, Iowa, graduating from Clear Creek-Amana High School in Tiffin, Iowa. In 1997, Kutcher was a biochemical engineering student at the University of Iowa and was discovered by a local talent scout.
After participating in an IMTA competition in 1998, Kutcher signed with Next modeling agency in New York, appeared in commercials for Calvin Klein, and modelled in Paris and Milan.
He was cast as Michael Kelso in the television series That ’70s Show, from 1998 to 2006. In 1999, he was nominated by the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Supporting Young Actor as Michael Kelso.
His movie breakthrough was a leading role in the comedy Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000).
Kutcher than starred in the romantic comedy Just Married (2003).
He appeared in the family film Cheaper By The Dozen (2003) as a self-obsessed actor.
In 2003, Kutcher produced and starred as the host in his own series, MTV’s Punk’d, that involved hidden camera tricks performed on celebrities.
He is also an executive producer of the reality television shows Beauty and the Geek, Adventures in Hollyhood (based around the rap group Three 6 Mafia), The Real Wedding Crashers, and the game show Opportunity Knocks.
In the 2004 drama film The Butterfly Effect, Kutcher played a conflicted young man who time travels. The film received mixed to negative reviews, but was a box office success.
In 2005, he starred in the comedy film Guess Who and in the romantic comedy-drama A Lot Like Love.
Kutcher also provided the voice of Elliot, a one antlered deer, for the Disney animated movie Open Season (2006).
Then he appeared in the action-adventure drama The Guardian (2006).
In 2008, Kutcher starred in What Happens in Vegas with Cameron Diaz and the drama Personal Effects with Michelle Pfeiffer.
Kutcher then starred in the romantic comedies Killers (2010) and No Strings Attached (2011).
In May 2011, Kutcher was announced as Charlie Sheen’s replacement on the series Two and a Half Men. Kutcher’s contract was for one year and was believed to be worth nearly $20 million.
In 2013, Kutcher portrayed Steve Jobs in the biographical film Jobs.
In 2016, he starred as Colt Bennett in the Netflix series The Ranch.
Ashton Kutcher has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Kutcher and actress Demi Moore married on September 24, 2005. Six years later, on November 17, 2011, Moore announced her intention to end the marriage.
Kutcher began dating his former That ’70s Show co-star Mila Kunis during the first half of 2012. After they became engaged in February 2014, she gave birth to their daughter Wyatt in October 2014. Kunis married Kutcher in July 2015. She gave birth to a son named Dimitri Portwood in November 2016.
In 2009, Kutcher established an international human rights organization with his then-wife Demi Moore.
Also in 2009, he made history by having the first Twitter account to attract 1 million followers.
He was once so poor, he donated his blood for money while attending the University of Iowa.
Kutcher owns a restaurant in Los Angeles, California called Dolce.
He was considered for the role of Batman in Batman Begins (2005), which eventually went to Christian Bale.