Josh Duhamel

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Date of Birth 14 November 1972, Minot, North Dakota, USA Birth Name Joshua David Duhamel Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m) Mini Biography Joshua David Duhamel was born on the 14th of November 1972 in Minot, North Dakota to parents Larry & Bonny Duhamel. Josh's dad, Larry, is an advertisement salesman and his mother, Bonny, is a high school teacher. The handsome 6' 3"-tall star has three younger sisters: Ashley, Cassidy & Mckenzie. His heritage also includes French & Canadian (his last name is a very common last name among Francophones in the world). Acting was not the first priority in Josh's mind while he was still studying at Minot State University. The football player studied biology with the intention of going to dental school after getting his degree. Josh decided to retake organic chemistry and physics to bump up his GPA. Josh ended up dropping a one credit art class thinking it wouldn't matter because he had already taken so many advanced art classes but, unfortunately, people at the Minot State University couldn't care less about it and Josh finally became one credit short. When Josh was 26 years old, he worked in the construction business and it was by sheer luck that he got into the celebrity business. Josh was with his ex-girlfriend and a scout from a modeling agency in San Francisco asked him if he would be interested in modeling. Josh couldn't believe what had happened but, after realizing it was real, he decided to think about the offer. A few days later, Josh was accepted and he did a lot of commercial work, even beating out fellow model Ashton Kutcher for a place as a top model. Modelling eventually gave way to acting as Josh was asked to audition for the title character in The Picture of Dorian Gray (2004), from the novel by Oscar Wilde. He got the part and, even though the movie didn't become a big hit at the box office, Josh got into the real business where he landed a role as the lead star in the daytime soap, "All My Children" (1970). Josh had to move to New York City as the show was being shot there. He played "Leo DuPress" in the award-winning show from 1999-2002. Josh was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Nominations, including an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2002. In 2003, he decided to quit "All My Children" (1970) and he left New York to return to Los Angeles. It was there when he landed his first major movie role. He got a part in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004), playing the title character. After playing "Tad Hamilton", Josh landed one of the starring roles alongside Oscar-nominated James Caan in the TV show, "Las Vegas" (2003). He got the role of the young "Danny McCoy", who works in the security department in Montecito. Josh said that it was pretty easy to relate to his character "Danny McCoy" in "Las Vegas" (2003) because he grew up sort of blue collar. Josh also recently became more recognized as he starred in the movie Transformers as Captain Lennox and the movie Turistas as Alex, garnering him more success. In the love line, Josh was previously engaged to his girlfriend of five years, Kristy Pierce, but the wedding was called off two weeks before it was to take place in May of 2004. In December 2007, Josh became engaged to Stacy Ferguson, better known as "Fergie" from The Black Eyed Peas. Fergie has also guest-starred in an episode of "Las Vegas" (2003) together with her band. Josh is hoping that by starring in "Las Vegas" (2003), it will lead him to a possible movie career. Although the series has been canceled, Josh is focusing on getting major movie roles to increase his status in the industry. Josh has expressed his wish to hopefully do a George Clooney and focus acting on movies full time as he gets older. He recently bought a house in Los Angeles with Fergie, where he is currently living. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anastasia Andrew Veno Spouse Stacy Ferguson (10 January 2009 - present) Trivia He starred in the yet-to-be-released independent film The Picture of Dorian Gray (2004) in 1999, then ABC called him to test for the role of "Leo du Pres". To Josh's shock, ABC executives wanted him so much that they postponed the character's first air date by more than a month to accommodate his schedule. He lived in New York City until relocating to Los Angeles. His on-again, off-again ex-girlfriend of over two years, Kristy Pierce, lives in Los Angeles. They were engaged in 2004 but subsequently split. In December of 2007, he became engaged to Stacy Ferguson, aka "Fergie" of The Black Eyed Peas. Josh's father, Larry, is an ad salesman, and his mother, Bonny, is a teacher. Josh wanted to be a dentist from the time he was a sophomore in high school. He gave up his dream to become a dentist when his grades were not good enough to get in a dental college. As a result he moved to California where he got discovered while posing for fashion magazines. Turned down the role of Dusty Donovan on "As the World Turns" (1956) in 2002, saying that he would return to daytime only on "All My Children" (1970). January 2004: announced on ABC's "The View" (1997) that he is now engaged to longtime girlfriend Kristy Pierce. Shares the same middle name as his father Has relocated to Los Angeles On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list [2004]. Won the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) Male Model of the Year Award, 1997. Earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology at Minot State. He enjoys basketball, football, skiing and golf. Has three younger sisters Ashley, Cassidy and Mckenzie. His name is a very common French last name among Francophones meaning "From the Hamlet". When he was a teenager he worked as a lifeguard at a local pool. Enjoys basketball, football, skiing, & golf in his days off. Branched into entrepreneurship, opening a restaurant, 10 North Main, in his hometown with his best friend. Owns a restaurant in his home town of Minot, North Daktoa called "10 North Main". His last name (Duhamel) is pronounced "duh-MEL". Engaged to Stacy Ferguson [December 26, 2007]. Former bath attendant. French American. Married longtime fiancée Stacy Ferguson in a very private ceremony on January 10, 2009. The ceremony was so private that the guests were not even told the location until the actual morning of the wedding. Spent his honeymoon with a week at the One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, followed immediately afterwords with a week at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. [January 2009] Brother-in-law of Dana Ferguson. Where Are They Now (June 2009) Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Oktyabr Theater in Moscow, Russia on June 16th. (June 2009) Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) on June 15th at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England. (June 2009) Attended the German premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Sony Center CineStar on June 14th in Berlin, Germany. (June 2009) Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Yongsan CGV Theaters in Seoul, South Korea on June 9th. (June 2009) Attended the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) world premiere at Roppongi Hills on June 8th in Tokyo, Japan.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Major Lennox

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Life As We Know It

Eric Messer

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Fire with Fire

Jeremy Coleman

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Transformers: The Last Knight

Lt. Colonel William Lennox

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Turistas

Alex

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Misconduct

Ben Cahill

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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One

Harvey Dent (voice)

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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Tad Hamilton

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When in Rome

Nick

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The Romantics

Tom

Starring In
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Buddy Games: Spring Awakening

Bobfather

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Blackout

Cain

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Bandit

Gilbert Galvan Jr / Robert Whiteman

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Shotgun Wedding

Tom

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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two

Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice)

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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One

Harvey Dent (voice)

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Night of the Animated Dead

Harry Cooper (voice)

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Think Like A Dog

Lukas

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Lost Husband, The

James O'Connor

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Buddy Games

Bobfather

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Capsized: Blood in the Water

John Lippoth

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Love, Simon

Jack Spier

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The Show

Adam Rogers

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Transformers: The Last Knight

Lt. Colonel William Lennox

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CHIPS

Rick

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The Institute

Detective

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Spaceman

Bill Lee

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Misconduct

Ben Cahill

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Lost in the Sun

John

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Bravetown

Alex

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You're Not You

Evan

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Wings: Sky Force Heroes

Ace (voice)

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Don Peyote

Adam

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Scenic Route

Mitchell

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Movie 43

Anson (segment "Beezel")

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Safe Haven

Alex

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Wings

Ace (voice: English version)

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Fire with Fire

Jeremy Coleman

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Planet Ocean

Narrator (French version)

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New Year's Eve

Sam

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Tenente-coronel William Lennox

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Life As We Know It

Eric Messer

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Ramona and Beezus

Hobart

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The Romantics

Tom

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When in Rome

Nick

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Major Lennox

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Transformers

Captain Lennox

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Turistas

Alex

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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Tad Hamilton

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

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