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Morris Chestnut

1969-01-01 Cerritos, California, USA

Image of Morris Chestnut


Morris Lamont Chestnut is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as teenage father Ricky Baker in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, groom-to-be Lance Sullivan in the 1999 film The Best Man, as NBA star Tracy Reynolds in the 2002 film Like Mike, and as the Visitor Ryan Nichols in the TV series V (2009). His first professional acting role was as Jadon in Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series in the episode "A Family Affair" (season 2, episode 19) which aired on February 18, 1990. His first feature film role was as Ricky Baker in Boyz n the Hood (1991). He followed with roles in various TV movies. Chestnut also played a role on Patti LaBelle's short-lived sitcom Out All Night. His career continued to rise steadily with co-starring roles in standard big-budget studio films like Under Siege 2 (1995) and G.I. Jane (1997). In 1998, he won the annual Madden Bowl video game competition. In 1999, he starred in The Best Man with Taye Diggs and Nia Long in which he played a professional football player on the eve of his wedding. He reprised his role in Best Man Holiday. For both of his performances, he earned NAACP Image Award nominations. He then starred in The Brothers (2001), another film centering on the themes of fidelity and success among urban professionals. He has worked with Steven Seagal three times in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Half Past Dead and Prince of Pistols. He starred In Two Can Play That Game (2001), Breakin' All the Rules (2004), and Ladder 49 (2004). He again played a football player in The Game Plan (2007). He produced and starred in the film Not Easily Broken (2009). He starred as Ryan Nichols in the TV series reboot of V (2009). He then appeared in the films Think Like a Man (2012), and, in 2013, the films Identity Thief, Kick-Ass 2, and The Call. In 2013, he joined the cast of HBO's Nurse Jackie, playing war veteran Dr. Ike Prentiss. The following year, he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2015, Morris Chestnut played Derrick Dog Prince in the movie Heist; and People magazine named him as one of the "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2015. He then starred in the films The Perfect Guy (2016) and When the Bough Breaks (2017). He played the lead role of pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. in the series Rosewood, receiving another NAACP image Award nomination. He had recurring roles in the TV series Legends, The Enemy Within, and Our Kind of People. He had a starring guest role on the medical drama The Resident.


Halloween in Hollywood Self 2022-10-01
Girls Trip Morris Chestnut 2017-07-21
When the Bough Breaks John Taylor 2016-09-09
The Perfect Guy Dave King 2015-09-11
Heist Dog 2015-11-13
The Best Man Holiday Lance Sullivan 2013-11-15
The Call Officer Paul Phillips 2013-03-14
Identity Thief Detective Reilly 2013-02-07
Kick-Ass 2 Detective Marcus Williams 2013-07-17
Think Like a Man James 2012-04-20
The Enduring Significance of 'Boyz n the Hood' Self 2011-07-19
Not Easily Broken Dave Johnson 2009-01-09
The Prince of Motor City Leo Moore 2008-07-09
The Perfect Holiday Benjamin Armstrong 2007-12-12
The Game Plan Travis Sanders 2007-09-28
The N Word Himself 2006-01-16
The Cave Top Buchanan 2005-08-26
Ladder 49 Tommy Drake 2004-10-01
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Gordon Mitchell 2004-08-25
Breakin' All the Rules Evan 2004-05-14
Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend Self 2003-09-02
Confidence Travis 2003-04-25
Half Past Dead Donald Robert Johnson 2002-11-15
Like Mike Tracey Reynolds 2002-07-03
Scenes of the Crime Ray 2002-05-11
The Killing Yard Shango 2001-09-23
The Brothers Jackson Smith 2001-03-23
Two Can Play That Game Keith Fenton 2001-09-07
The Best Man Lance Sullivan 1999-10-22
G.I. Jane McCool 1997-08-19
FireHouse Andre 1997-01-01
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Bobby Zachs 1995-07-13
Higher Learning Track Anchor 1995-01-11
The Inkwell Harold Lee 1994-04-22
The Ernest Green Story Ernest Green 1993-01-17
In the Line of Duty: Street War Prince Franklin 1992-05-11
Boyz n the Hood Ricky Baker 1991-07-12
The Last Boy Scout Locker Room Kid 1991-12-13