Morris Chestnut, Career, Family, Wife, Kids, Height and Net Worth.

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This article will answer every question you have about Morris Chestnut. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Chestnut do for a living?
  2. Who are Chestnut’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Chestnut’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Chestnut married or does he have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
  5. Does Chestnut have any children?
  6. Where is Chestnut now?
  7. How tall is Chestnut?
  8. How much money does Chestnut earn?
  9. What is Chestnut’s net worth?

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Who is Morris Chestnut?

Morris Lamont Chestnut is a famous American actor. He 1st came to prominence for his role as Ricky in the 1991 films 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.

Morris Chestnut Career

His 1st professional acting role was as Jason in Freddy’s Nightmares – A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series, season 2, episode 19 (“A Family Affair”), which aired on February 18, 1990. His first feature film role was as Ricky Baker in Boyz n the Hood in 1991. He followed that up with roles in various TV movies. Chestnut also played a role in 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 such as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory in 1995 opposite Steven Seagal and Katherine Heigl and G.I. Jane in 1997 opposite Demi Moore. He was also a regular cast member on C-16, in the role of Special Agent Mal Robinson, from 1997 to 1998.

He victories the annual Madden Bowl video game competition in 1998. Chestnut starred in The Best Man with Taye Diggs and Nia Long, as a professional football player on the eve of his wedding in 1999. The Best Man earned positive reviews from the press and did well at the box office. For his performance, Chestnut received an NAACP Image Award nomination. He again played a football player in The Game Plan in 2007.


Chestnut starred in The Brothers in 2001, a film centering on the themes of fidelity and success among young professionals. That same year, he portrayed Keith Fenton, the love interest of Vivica A. Fox, in Two Can Play That Game and appeared as basketball player Tracey Reynolds in the 2002 film Like Mike. He played a firefighter called Tommy Drake in Ladder 49 in 2004.


He has worked with Steven Seagal three times: Under Siege 2: Dark Territory in 1995 as Seagal’s reluctant partner and lead male villain in Half Past Dead in 2002 and Prince of Pistols in 2008.


Chestnut attends the cast of Nurse Jackie in 2013, playing war veteran Dr. Ike Prentiss. The following year, he victories the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Dupont in the short-lived drama Our Kind of People.

A photo of Morris Chestnut
A photo of Morris Chestnut

How old is Morris Chestnut

Chestnut is currently aged 53 years old as of 2022, having been born on January 1, 1969, in Cerritos, California, U.S.He shares his birthdate with famous people including Moosa Mostafa, Verne Troyer, Jacob Moran, Spencer Fitzgerald, Colin Morgan, and many more.

Morris Chestnut Family

Who are Morris Chestnut’s Parents?

Chestnut was born and raised in Cerritos, California, U.S. to his parents Morris Chestnut, Sr. and Shirley Chestnut. His mother was a teacher, while his father worked as a medical salesman.

Does Morris Chestnut have Siblings?

Not much is known about whether he has any siblings or not, he is not shared with the media.

Morris Chestnut Education

Chestnut graduated in 1986 from Richard Gahr High School and subsequently studied finance and drama at California State University, Northridge.

Morris Chestnut Wife

Chestnut is currently married to his lovely and supportive wife Pam Byse. The couple has been together since 1995 in their marriage.

Morris Chestnut Kids

The couple has been blessed with two children namely Grant Chestnut and Paige Chestnut.

Morris Chestnut Height

Adding up to his well-built and strong body, he stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.83 m) and a weight of 185 lbs (84 kg).


In 2015, Morris Chestnut played Derrick Dog Prince in the movie Heist. People magazine called him 1 of the “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2015.


To prepare for his role as a professional football player, Lance Sullivan, in the movie The Best Man Holiday Chestnut had to get return into shape. His fitness training experience with Celebrity Fitness Trainer Obi Obadike inspired him to become Obadike’s co-author of the health and fitness book, The Cut. The Cut, published on April 18, 2017, contains exercise drills and recipes. Chestnut received an NAACP Image Award nomination for acting in the sequel.

Chestnut played the lead role of pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. in Rosewood, earning another NAACP Image Award nomination. He appeared as Raymond

Morris Chestnut’s Net Worth

Chestnut is an American actor who has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2022.