Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, producer and former fashion model, best known for creating, producing and hosting the candid camera show Punk'd.
He currently stars as billionaire Walden Schmidt in the television sitcom Two and a Half Men, since 2011.
He came to fame in the late 1990s, courtesy of a starring role as Michael Kelso in the television series That '70s Show, a role he played for 178 episodes from 1998-2006.
He has since become a leading man in feature films, notably Dude, Where's My Car? (2000); Just Married (2003); The Butterfly Effect (2004); and Guess Who (2005).
Kutcher's company, Katalyst, creates original digital media, television and film. Katalyst film credits include The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who, Killers and No Strings Attached. Television property credits include the hit series Punk'd, Beauty and the Geek and True Beauty.
Digital Media properties include programming for major brands such as the Levi's Curve ID campaign, winner of the 2011 OMMA Award for Best Integrated Online Fashion Campaign, Nikon The Chase, Mountain Dew DEWmocracy and United Nations Malaria No More.
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. He lives in Los Angeles.