Morris Chestnut is an American actor. He first came to attention for his role in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. He has appeared in feature films and on television series, including the starring role of FBI Agent Will Keaton in the NBC TV series The Enemy Within. He has recently published his first book, which is dedicated to fitness and nutrition and he was named one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People magazine in 2015.

Birth Name

Morris Chester Chestnut Jr.

Nickname

Morris Chester

Profession

Actor, Director, Producer

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Morris Chestnut was born on the 1st of January 1969, in Cerritos, California, United States.

Age

He’s currently 50 years old.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Ethnicity

Black

Religion

Christianity

Education

Morris attended Richard Gahr High School in Cerritos, California and graduated in 1986. Morris later majored in finance and drama from California State University in Northridge.

Family Details

  • Father – Morris Lamont Chestnut Sr.
  • Mother – Shirley Chestnut
  • Siblings – He has a sister.

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Morris Chestnut has dated –

  • Pam Byse Chestnut (1995-Present) – In 1995, Morris married Pam Byse. Morris has often kept his marriage life away from the spotlight and has refrained from sharing his family pictures on social media. The couple is blessed with 2 children, a son named Grant Chestnut (born 1997) and a daughter named Paige Chestnut (born 1998).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 84 kg
  • In Pounds – 185 lbs

Body Build

Muscular

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 11 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Morris first came to attention for his role in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. He has appeared in feature films and on television series, including the starring role of FBI Agent Will Keaton in the NBC TV series The Enemy Within and he was named one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People magazine in 2015.

Film Debut

In 1991, he made his theatrical film debut in the crime drama film, Boyz n the Hood, as Ricky Baker.

Television Debut

In 1990, Morris began his acting career with the brief role of Jason Woodman in an episode of the horror anthology Freddy’s Nightmares – A Nightmare on Elm Street, as Jason Woodman. In 2013, he debuted as a voice actor by lending his voice to the character of Craig in the animated comedy series, American Dad!

Brand Endorsements

Morris Chestnut has endorsed brands like Burberry & Topman.

Morris Chestnut Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
  • Favorite Vacation Destination – Italy
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite Food – Pizza

Morris Chestnut Net worth

Morris Chestnut has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Morris Chestnut

  • In 1998, he won the annual Madden Bowl video game competition.
  • In 1999, Chestnut starred in The Best Man with Taye Diggs and Nia Long, as a professional football player on the eve of his wedding.
  • Morris received his first award nomination for his remarkable performance in the 1999 romantic comedy/drama The Best Man.
  • In 2001, he starred in The Brothers, a film centering on the themes of fidelity and success among young professionals.
  • In 2004, he appeared as a firefighter in Ladder 49.
  • In 2005, he competed against six professional pokers in a TV tournament.
  • Morris is credited for theater productions such as Theatre Love in the Nick of Tyme (2007), What My Husband Doesn’t Know (2011) and The Nutcracker (2013).
  • In 2014, Morris joined the cast of the TNT crime-drama series Legends. Based on the book Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation by Robert Littell, the film featured Morris as a leading character, FBI agent Tony Rice.
  • In 2015, Morris Chestnut played a role in the movie Heist as a character named Derrick Dog Prince.
  • In 2015, he was included in the list of Sexiest Men Alive by People magazine.
  • In 2017, Morris published his first book, The Cut: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Days and Sculpt Your Best Body.
  • In 2019, Morris appeared as FBI agent Will Keaton, a lead character, in the NBC drama The Enemy Within.
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