Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

 

 

 

Ashton Kutcher - an actor, producer and co-founder of Katalyst, a new breed of media company - first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the comedy series, "That 70's Show," which aired for eight seasons. Kutcher went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen, including "What Happens In Vegas" with Cameron Diaz, "The Guardian" with Kevin Costner, "Valentine's Day," "No Strings Attached," with Natalie Portman and the cult hit, "Dude, Where's My Car." Kutcher stars next in Garry Marshall's film, "New Year's Eve," out in December 2011. For television, Kutcher has served as co-creator and producer of MTV's hit series, "Punk'd," and The CW's reality series "Beauty and the Geek" and "True Beauty."

Kutcher's company, Katalyst, creates original digital media, television and film. The Katalyst mission is to create ground-breaking, original programming and innovative social media content for multiple platforms. Katalyst's film credits include "The Butterfly Effect," "Guess Who," "Spread" and "No Strings Attached." Katalyst Digital Media properties include Kellogg Cares Feeding America Program, MtDew DEWmocracy and Pepsi Refresh Everything Program. In 2010, Katalyst was named one of the year's Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.

Born and raised in Homestead, Iowa, Kutcher attended the University of Iowa, where he was a biochemical engineering student. He was discovered by a local talent scout and soon began a career in modeling before segueing into acting.

In 2010, Kutcher was named one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People. Along with his wife, Demi Moore, Kutcher has created The Demi and Ashton Foundation, to eliminate child sex slavery worldwide.

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