Net Worth: $14 Million
- Birth Place Cerritos, California, U.S.
- Height 1.83 m
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Morris L. Chestnut
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth January 1, 1969
- Occupation Actor
- Education Gahr High School, California State University
- Children 2
Morris was born in Cerritos, California. His first role was on “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. He is well known for his roles as a teenage father in the 1991 film “Boyz n the Hood”. He also worked in the 1999 film “The Best Man”, and the 2002 film “Like Mike”. Many of his depictions have been widely appreciated by the audience and the experts too. He played the role of visitor Ryan in the 2009 TV series V. The movie Best Man earned him recognition and fame as an actor. There were plenty of positive reviews for his role in it. When he is not working, reportedly, Morris keeps himself busy by playing poker online.
He later worked in a short lived sitcom called Out All Night. Chestnut’s career was improving when he started getting big budget studio films like Under Siege 2 and G.I. Jane. In the year 1998, he won the annual Madden Bowl video game competition. For his performance in the movie Chestnut, he won an NAACP Image Award nomination. Morris played football in the movie The Game Plan.
Morris married Pam Byse in the year 1995. The couple has a son and a daughter. Morris also has an older son from a previous marriage. His son is 24 years now. In an interview he said that he likes to keep his personal life a private affair. He is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the USC Trojans.