Ashton Kutcher Biography
Christopher Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, producer, investor, and also a former model. He portrayed Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. He also created, produced and hosted Punk'd and had lead roles in the Hollywood films Jobs, Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The Guardian and What Happens in Vegas. Kutcher currently stars as Walden Schmidt on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, replacing Charlie Sheen in 2011. Till the date it can be seen that his biography is present in many biography sites including Wikipedia as well.
Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7th, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Lowa, U.S. to Diane, a Procter & Gamble employee and Larry M. Kutcher, a factory worker. His father belongs to Czech descent and his mother is of Irish, German and Czech ancestry. His childhood spent in a relatively conservative Catholic family. He has one sister named Tausha and a fraternal twin brother named Michael. His brother had a heart transplant when the brothers were young children. Although his family status was not pleasant with compare to other families but he had enjoyed the country lifestyle as being average Midwestern youngster. When Ashton reached the age of 13, his family life went through a very difficult patch. His parents' marriage broke up and they divorced soon afterwards. Things got even more stressful for Ashton, since around the same time his twin brother Michael underwent an emergency heart transplant; this was apparently prompted by a condition called cardiomyopathy, a virus-related illness that had perforated Michael’s heart muscle. Although Michael's operation went smoothly, the seriousness of his condition had a profound effect on Ashton, who subsequently decided to enrol for a degree course in biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa, with the avowed aim of one day discover a cure for his brother's illness.
When Ashton reached the age of 13, his family life went through a very difficult situation. His parents separated by divorce. Things became even more stressful for Ashton, since around the same time his twin brother Michael underwent an emergency heart transplant; this was apparently prompted by a condition called cardio-myopathy. Ashton, who subsequently decided to enroll for a degree course in biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa, with the avowed aim of one day discover a cure for his brother's illness.
But things didn’t happen as planned because by the time Ashton had already become interested in theatre whilst still at school, when he made his debut in a 7th grade production of 'The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose'. However his entry into the entertainment business proper actually came about in a rather roundabout way. One night, he was hanging out at a bar called The Airliner in Iowa City when he was approached by a talent scout who had been impressed by his good looks and invited him to enter a competition called the 'Fresh Faces of Iowa'. Ashton came first in the competition – his prize was a trip to New York in order to participate in an International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention. Ashton lost out to Josh Duhamel but then succeeded in getting signed up to the Next modelling agency in New York, where he launched his modelling career. He appeared in ads for Calvin Klein and Versace, and was even engaged for modelling jobs in Paris and Milan. Having pursued a successful career as a male model, turning his hand to acting seemed like the logical next step. So in 1997, Ashton decided to move to Los Angeles and try his luck on the audition circuit.
Happily, it didn't take long for Ashton to receive his first big break – in fact, it happened almost straight away. He went for an audition for a role at NBC and was told that he hadn't been successful. But just as he was leaving, Ashton was called back into the studio by an executive who asked him to read for a new pilot show called 'Wind On Water'. Ashton was cast as Michael Kelso in the television series, 'That '70s Show', which made its TV debut in 1998. The show was highly successful and ran until 2006. In retrospect, he'd made a very wise choice, since 'Wind On Water' turned out to be a flop and was cancelled after only two episodes. Ashton Kutcher's debut on the show in September 2011 was watched by 28.7 million Americans, a new record for the sitcom.