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Date of Birth : Nov 14th 1972

Emmy Award-winning American actor and former male fashion model, perhaps best known for his roles in both soap opera and television.

Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota to Larry David Duhamel, an advertising salesman, and Bonnie, a phys ed teacher. His parents divorced during his youth, and he grew up with his mother and his younger sisters Ashlee, Mckenzee and Kassidy. Duhamel attended Minot State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and playing on the university’s football team, as a quarterback.

Prior to his major success, Duhamel had won an IMTA modeling contest (his first runner-up was Ashton Kutcher). He got a huge role in 1999 when he won the role of Leo du Pres, a charming schemer, on the ABC soap opera All My Children. His work on the show, especially his character’s pairing with Rebecca Budig’s Greenlee Smythe, garnered critical acclaim. Duhamel often referred to Rebecca Budig as “Little Budig”. In 2002, Duhamel earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Specian Fan Award for America’s Favorite Couple shared with Rebecca Budig, and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Leo du Pres. Later that year, Duhamel opted to leave All My Children to pursue other acting opportunities.

In January 2004, Duhamel was engaged to his girlfriend of several years, fashion model Kristy Pierce, although they broke off their engagement soon after. He is now in a relationship with Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, who is singer in the band The Black Eyed Peas. They met, and began dating, in September 2004 when she and her band appeared on Duhamel’s show Las Vegas (in an episode titled “Montecito Lancers,” which aired on November 1, 2004). Duhamel and Ferguson have recently purchased a house together.


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