Morris Lamont Chestnut was born on January 1, 1969, in Cerritos, California, USA. Morris Chestnut is a renowned American actor. His breakout role turned out as Ricky in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. Morris Chestnut is the son of Shirley Chestnut and Morris. His father was a medical salesperson, while his mother was a teacher. He majored in finance and drama at California State University, Northridge. Before becoming an actor, Chestnut was a bank teller.

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Morris Lamont Chestnut
January 1, 1969
55 years old
$6 Milion
African American

Morris Chestnut Net Worth

Morris Chestnut, an American actor, has a net worth of $6 million. For many years, Morris resided in the northwestern suburbs of LA. In 2007, he bought a hilltop property in Hidden Hills, California for $3.3 million. In 2012, he painfully lost $1 million when he sold this house for $2.3 million. During November 2020, Morris bought a home in Calabasas, California for $2.44 million.

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Morris Chestnut Career

Morris Chestnut started his acting career by playing Jason in “Freddy’s Nightmares – A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series” in 1990. He then made his film debut as Ricky Baker in “Boyz n the Hood” in 1991. His talent rapidly received acknowledgment, resulting in roles in TV movies and a regular appearance on Patti LaBelle’s sitcom “Out All Night.”

Chestnut’s career took off with roles in popular movies such as “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” and “G.I. Jane.” His performance in “The Best Man” in 1999 brought him widespread praise and a nomination for an NAACP Image Award. Chestnut showcased his versatility in “The Brothers,” “Like Mike,” and “Ladder 49.”

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He kept displaying his talent in different genres, such as the comedy series “Nurse Jackie,” earning him an NAACP Image Award. In 2015, Chestnut was recognized by People magazine as one of the “Sexiest Men Alive” and he co-authored a health and fitness book called “The Cut” due to his commitment to fitness.

Chestnut continues to be a significant presence on television, with memorable performances in “Rosewood” and “Our Kind of People.” In 2024, Chestnut will star in the CBS series “Watson” as Dr. John Watson, showcasing his ongoing success as a versatile and talented actor.

Chestnut Personal Life

Chestnut married Pam Byse-Chestnut in 1995. The couple’s children are Grant and Paige. Chestnut grew up in the Baptist church and actively practices Christianity. Chestnut joined the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2022 when they revealed his star in his presence.

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Chestnut excels at playing Texas Hold ‘Em poker. In 2005, he competed against six experienced poker professionals in a televised tournament and performed well. Morris won the 1998 Madden Bowl by defeating both celebrity talent and NFL stars in a John Madden Football tournament.

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