Jan. 1st, 1969
Cerritos, California, USA
Morris Chestnut's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Not Easily Broken
2007 - The Perfect Holiday
2007 - The Game Plan
2005 - The Cave
2004 - Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
2004 - Ladder 49
2004 - Breakin' All the Rules
2003 - Confidence
2002 - Half Past Dead
2002 - Like Mike
2001 - Scenes of the Crime
2001 - Two Can Play That Game
1999 - The Best Man
1997 - G.I. Jane
1995 - Higher Learning
1995 - Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
1991 - The Last Boy Scout
1991 - Boyz n the Hood
Guest TV Roles
ICU Nurse Frank 'Rambo' Bacon
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
A tall, handsome, and versatile black actor, Morris Chestnut first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood (1991), a role where he played a high school running back using his football skills to escape the violent surroundings of his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. His half brother was played by 'Ice Cube' who, in the movie, did not have the same motivation. Two years later, he landed a lead role in Civil Rights Drama The Ernest Green Story (1993), a movie where he showed courage and perseverance as one of the Arkansas Nine high school students.
He later starred in Action flicks Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) and G.I. Jane (1997), and Half Past Dead (2002). Recently, he has been more involved with romantic comedies, starring in The Best Man (1999), The Brothers (2001), Two Can Play That Game (2001), and Breakin' All the Rules (2004). This year, 2004, he will also be starring in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004), and Ladder 49 (2004).
- Winner of the 1998 Madden Bowl, beating other celebrity talent as well as NFL stars in a tournament of John Madden Football.
- Has worked with 'Steven Seagal' (qv) twice. He was both Seagal's character's partner and main enemy. In _Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)_ (qv), Chestnut is Seagal's character's reluctant partner. In _Half Past Dead (2002)_ (qv), he co-starred as the main villain.
- Purchased $1.5 million estate in suburban Los Angeles.
- Is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
- Had a cameo appearance, but was uncredited, in the movie _Higher Learning (1995)_ (qv) as one of the track runners on the team.
- Is an excellent Texas Hold 'Em poker player. Recently (2005), held his own against 6 established poker professionals in a made for TV tournament.