Demi Gene Guynes[n 1] (born November 11, 1962), professionally known as Demi Moore (/dəˈmiː/ də-MEE), is an American actress, former songwriter, and model. Moore dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue an acting career. After making her film debut in 1981, she appeared on the soap opera General Hospital and subsequently gained recognition as a member of the Brat Pack with roles in Blame It on Rio (1984), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), and About Last Night. . . (1986).