Morris Chestnut Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Morris Chestnut Biography
  • Name: Morris Chestnut
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Net Worth: US $8 Million
  • Status: Alive

Morris Chestnut is an American actor and fitness writer. His film credits include The Best Man Holiday (2013), Two Can Play That Game (2001) and Boyz n the Hood (1991). He held prominent roles in the television shows “Rosewood”, “Nurse Jackie” and “V”. His health/fitness book The Cut (2017) was co-written by Obi Obadike. Chestnut was born to parents Morris Sr. and Shirley on January 1, 1969 in Cerritos, California. He attended Richard Gahr High School followed by California State University, Northridge. He majored in finance and drama.

Chestnut worked as a bank teller prior to acting. He made his small screen debut in a 1990 episode of the horror anthology series ‘Freddy’s Nightmares’. His film debut came the following year in Boyz n the Hood (1991), alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube. Other 1990s films include Under Siege 2 (1995) with Steven Seagal, and G.I. Jane (1997) with Demi Moore. Chestnut earned a NAACP Image Award nomination for his role as “Lance Sullivan” in The Best Man (1999). The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and also stars Taye Diggs and Nia Long. The role of ‘Lance Sullivan’ was reprised in The Best Man Holiday (2013). Chestnut starred opposite Patti LaBelle in the NBC sitcom Out All Night (1992-93). He starred as “Mal Robinson” in C-16: FBI (1997-98). He had a recurring role as “Andre” in Fox’s Living Single (1994).

Chestnut co-starred with Vivica A. Fox in the romantic comedy, Two Can Play That Game (2001). He took on the role of basketball player “Tracy Reynolds” in Like Mike (2002). He played football wide receiver “Travis Sanders” in The Game Plan (2007). Other notable films include Not Easily Broken (2009) with Taraji P. Henson, The Call (2013) with Halle Berry, and The Perfect Guy (2015) with Sanaa Lathan. Chestnut starred as “Ryan Nichols” in the ABC sci-fi series, V (2009-11). He won a NAACP Image Award for his supporting role as “Dr. Prentiss” in Nurse Jackie (2013-14). He was cast as “Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr.” in the Fox drama series Rosewood. The show ran for two seasons from September 2015 to April 2017. Chestnut’s television credits also include ER, Bones, American Horror Story, and Legends. His stage credits include ‘Love in The Nick of Tyme’, ‘What My Husband Doesn’t Know’ and ‘The Nutcracker’.

Morris Chestnut is about 5ft 11in tall and he’s of African-American descent. He was dubbed one of the sexiest men alive by People magazine in 2015. His personal net worth is estimated at $8 million. Chestnut married ‘Pam Byse’ in 1995. They have two children, Grant and Paige.

Morris Chestnut Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Morris Chestnut Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr.
  • Birthday: January 1, 1969
  • How Old : Age: 49 years old
  • Place of Birth: Cerritos, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor, Writer
  • Years Active: 1990-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $8 Million
  • Marriage(s): Pam Byse
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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