Morris Chestnut is an American born actor, writer and film producer. He rose to prominence after his role as Ricky in Boyz, a film that was produced in 1991. Aside from Boyz, actor Morris Chestnut has appeared in featured films and TV series. One film he appeared in is the NBC Television series The Enemy Within, where he played the role of an FBI agent, Will Keaton. Chestnut starred in lots of other movies aside from that. Actor Morris Chestnut was born on January 1, 1969, in Cerritos, California. He is a caring husband and has been married for a long time. Here is his biography

Name: Morris Chestnut,

Born: January 1, 1969,

Place of Birth: Cerritos, California,

Parents: Morris Chestnut Sr. And Shirley Chestnut,

Nationality: American,

Marital Status: Married.

Early Life

Not much is known about Morris Chestnut’s early life. Morris was born on January 1, 1969, in Cerritos, California. His parents are Morris Chestnut Sr. and Shirley Chestnut. When he was a kid, Morris grew up in Cerritos along with his parents. He is Christian and attended the Baptist church. 


Morris Chestnut

Chestnut began his career as an actor when he played the role of Jason in Freddy’s Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series. But his first film role was in Boyz in the Hood, where he played the role of Ricky baker. Aside from that, Chestnut played Derrick Dog Prince in Heist. His role in the film earned him the position of the Sexiest Men Alive, according to People magazine. 

When he was preparing for his role as a football player in the movie The Best Man Holiday, Chestnut had to get back into shape. This required a lot of practice and fitness training experience on his part. Another movie Chestnut appeared in is The Inkwell as Harold Lee. This film that Chestnut appeared in was produced in 1994. Morris is set to appear in the Peacock as Lance Sullivan. 

Chestnut followed his first film role with various TV movies. He has also played a role in September Patti LaBelle’s short-lived sitcom Out All Night story. Chestnut played the role of Dr Barrett Cain, a surgeon who was humbled in the fourth season after an incident that left him almost unable to perform procedures that made him a superstar in the medical field. 

Chestnut’s other films are When the Bough Breaks, Nick of Time, and Not Easily Broken. He continued to move up steadily in his career, and he got co-starring roles in big-budget films. One of the films that he featured is Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. In the film, he acted alongside Steven Seagal and Katherine Heigi. Chestnut also acted in G.I. Jane alongside Demi Moore. 

Aside from that, Chestnut was a cast member on C-16, where he played the role of Special Agent Mal Robinson. Chestnut won the annual Madden Bowl video game competition in 1998. In the film The Best Man, he starred as a professional basketball player on the eve of his wedding along with Tate Diggs and Nia Long. The Best Man earned a good review from the media and the box office fans. 

Chestnut received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his role in the Best Man. Aside from The Best Man, Chestnut played a football player in The Game Plan. His role in Ladder 49 saw him play as a firefighter. He starred in The Brothers, a movie that focuses on fidelity and success among young professionals. 

When speaking about his future in the Fox drama The Resident, he said that he is not sure what is going to happen. Morris is gearing up to premiere his new Fox series Our Kind of People as a star. 


Morris has won the 2000 and 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama series.

Personal Life

Morris Chestnut

Morris Chestnut has an interesting personal life. He has been married to Pam Byse-Chestnut since 1995. That is a long time when his marriage is compared to other Hollywood stars. Pam and Chestnut have two children, a son Grant and a daughter Paige. Speaking about his family, he said that when he first met his wife, there were lots of qualities he was paying attention to. 

He knew that she would be a great mother because of how she cared for her nephew and her family. Pam respected her mother and her family. He said those are some of her initial qualities that he saw and made him conclude that she would be a great partner. He said that he has been with his wife for a number of years now and the number one thing that keeps them together is, first and foremost is mutual respect about wealth.