Morris Chestnut

Morris Chestnut

Jan. 1st, 1969
Born in
Cerritos, California, USA

Morris Chestnut's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
V (2009) TV Show
V (2009)
Nurse Jackie TV Show
Nurse Jackie
Rosewood TV Show
The Enemy Within TV Show
The Enemy Within
C-16: FBI TV Show
C-16: FBI
Out All Night TV Show
Out All Night
The Ananda Lewis Show TV Show
The Ananda Lewis Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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).

  • Had a cameo appearance, but was uncredited, in the movie _Higher Learning (1995)_ (qv) as one of the track runners on the team.
  • Winner of the 1998 Madden Bowl, beating other celebrity talent as well as NFL stars in a tournament of John Madden Football.
  • Is an excellent Texas Hold 'Em poker player. Recently (2005), held his own against 6 established poker professionals in a made for TV tournament.
  • Purchased $1.5 million estate in suburban Los Angeles.
  • Is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
  • 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.

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