Morris Chestnut

Actor
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Born: 01/01/1969 in Cerritos, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Rosewood 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Daily Show 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

When the Bough Breaks 2016 (Movie)

John Taylor (Actor)

Bus 657 2015 (Movie)

Derrick "Dog" Prince (Actor)

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Heist 2015 (Movie)

Derrick "Dog" Prince (Actor)

Legends 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perfect Guy 2015 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Living Single 1992 - 1993, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurse Jackie 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Identity Thief 2013 (Movie)

Detective Reilly (Actor)

Kick-Ass 2 2013 (Movie)

Detective Marcus Williams (Actor)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

The Call 2013 (Movie)

Officer Paul Phillips (Actor)

American Horror Story 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

V 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Not Easily Broken 2009 (Movie)

Dave Johnson (Actor)

The Game Plan 2007 (Movie)

Travis Sanders (Actor)

The Perfect Holiday 2007 (Movie)

Benjamin Chestnut (Actor)

Bones 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cave 2005 (Movie)

Top Buchanan (Actor)

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 2004 (Movie)

Gordon Mitchell (Actor)

Breakin' All the Rules 2004 (Movie)

Evan Fields (Actor)

Ladder 49 2004 (Movie)

Tommy Drake (Actor)

Confidence 2003 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Scenes of the Crime 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Half Past Dead 2002 (Movie)

Donny/49er One (Actor)

Like Mike 2002 (Movie)

Tracey Reynolds (Actor)

The Brothers 2001 (Movie)

Jackson Smith (Actor)

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Two Can Play That Game 2001 (Movie)

Keith Fenton (Actor)

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

G.I. Jane 1997 (Movie)

McCool (Actor)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

Bobby Zachs (Actor)

The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

Harold Lee (Actor)

Miss Collegiate African American Pageant 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Drexell's Class 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Boyz N The Hood 1991 (Movie)

Ricky Baker (Actor)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

Locker Room Kid (Actor)

The Ernest Green Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Killing Yard (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

When the Bough Breaks 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Not Easily Broken 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Relationships

Pamela Byse Actor

Wife
Married 1995

Morris Chestnut

Father

Shirley Chestnut

Mother

EDUCATION

Crossroads Academy

Los Angeles , California
Studied acting

Richard Gahr High School

Cerritos , California 1986

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California

Milestones

2015

Starred as pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. in the Fox procedural comedy-drama "Rosewood"

2015

Starred in action thriller "The Perfect Guy"

2014

Co-starred on TNT action series "Legends"

2013

Cast opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"

2013

Re-teamed with Malcolm Lee for "The Best Man Holiday"

2013

Co-starred with Halle Berry in thriller "The Call"

2013

Co-starred in action comedy "Kick Ass 2"

2013

Joined the cast of Showtime comedy-drama "Nurse Jackie" as Dr. Prentiss

2012

Joined ensemble cast including Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union in "Think Like a Man"

2011

Co-starred in first season of FX drama "American Horror Story"

2009

Cast as Ryan Nichols, a visitor posing as a human on ABC's remake of "V"

2009

Co-starred with Taraji P. Henson in film adaptation of T.D. Jakes' novel "Not Easily Broken"

2007

Re-teamed with Gabrielle Union for Christmas feature "The Perfect Holiday"

2007

Co-starred with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in "The Game Plan"

2005

Co-starred with Cole Hauser in thriller "The Cave"

2004

Co-starred with Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union in comedy "Breakin' All the Rules"

2004

Joined John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix in "Ladder 49"

2003

Appeared with Ed Burns, Andy Garcia, and Dustin Hoffman in "Confidence"

2002

Re-teamed with Steven Seagal for action feature "Half Past Dead"

2001

Re-teamed with Gabrielle Union for "Two Can Play That Game"

2001

Co-starred in Showtime drama "The Killing Yard," about an uprising at Attica

2000

Co-starred in romantic comedy "The Brothers" with Gabrielle Union

1999

Acted in Malcolm Lee's directorial debut "The Best Man"

1997

Featured in action drama "G.I. Jane," starring Demi Moore

1997

Landed first regular role in a dramatic series, as Mal Robinson on ABC's "C-16"

1995

Displayed action hero chops alongside Steven Seagal in "Under Siege II: Dark Territory"

1994

Co-starred in coming-of-age film "The Inkwell"

1993

Played title role in TV movie "The Ernest Green Story," (Disney) about one of the nine black students who integrated at Central High School in Little Rock, AK in 1957

1992

Landed first regular role in a series, "Out All Night," an NBC sitcom starring Patti LaBelle

1992

Made TV movie debut in "In the Line of Duty: Street War" (NBC)

1991

Made feature acting debut playing Ricky Baker in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood"

1991

Appeared on an episode of "Drexell's Class" (Fox)

1990

Landed first professional acting role on an episode of syndicated series "Freddy's Nightmares"

Bonus Trivia

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Chestnut won the fourth annual Madden Bowl video game elimination tournament, in 1998; he was the first winner who was not a professional football player.

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"I have been with my wife for a number of years now and the number one thing that keeps us strong is a mutual respect; that is first and foremost. I would like to think of myself as pretty perceptive because when I am in different types of situations, I am always watching and listening more than I am talking. And when I met my wife, there were a lot of qualities I was paying attention to. I knew that she would be a great mother just for how she cared for her nephew and her family. She respected her mother and she respected her family and those were some of the initial qualities that I saw that I thought would make her a great partner." -- Essence, February 26, 2014

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"I donate to a lot of causes, and I make some appearances in places, but I don’t feel the need to bring a camera with me all the time. My publicist gets on me sometimes about how under the radar I am, and she urges me to tweet a lot, but in all honesty I have nothing to tweet about." -- Back to the Basics, March 2013

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Chestnut won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work as Dr. Prentiss in "Nurse Jackie"

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