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Morris Chestnut

Morris L. Chestnut (born January 1, 1969) 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 Tracy Reynolds, NBA star in the 2002 film Like Mike, and as the Visitor Ryan in the 2009-11 TV series V. Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California where he graduated from RichardGahrHigh School in 1986. He subsequently studied finance and drama at CaliforniaStateUniversity, Northridge. Chestnut's 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. In 1999 Chestnut 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. The Best Man earned positive reviews from the press and did well at the box office. For his performance Chestnut earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. He subsequently starred in The Brothers, 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, Chestnut is Seagal's reluctant partner. In both Half Past Dead and Prince of Pistols he co-stars as the main villain. He also was a football player in "The Game Plan" Chestnut is married to Pam Byse with whom he has a son and a daughter. In an interview for essence.com, he said that he prefers to keep his private life private. Chestnut is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the USC Trojans. Morris Chestnut is also an avid poker player, and has a sponsorship arrangement with online poker room Full Tilt Poker. He is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma


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Né:
Jan 1, 1969 Dans California, USA
Crédits Movie / TV :
39
Apparu en premier:
Dans le movie Boyz'n the Hood, la loi de la rue 1991-07-12
Dernier projet:
Film When the Bough Breaks 2016-09-09
Connu pour
Poster of Kick-Ass 2
Poster of Arnaque à la carte
Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of Bones
Filmographie
Film When the Bough Breaks John Taylor 2016-09-09
Film The Best Man Wedding Lance 2016-04-15
Film Un homme parfait Dave 2015-09-11
Series Rosewood Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. 2015-09-23
Film Bus 657 Dog 2015-11-13
Series Legends Antonio "Tony" Cimarro 2014-08-13
Film The Call Officer Phillips 2013-03-14
Film Arnaque à la carte Detective Reilly 2013-02-07
Film Le Mariage de L'année, 10 Ans Après Lance Sullivan 2013-11-15
Film Kick-Ass 2 Detective Marcus Williams 2013-07-17
Series American Horror Story Luke 2011-10-05
Film Les Liens Sacrés Dave Johnson 2009-01-09
Series V (2009) Ryan Nichols 2009-11-03
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Film The Perfect Holiday Benjamin Armstrong 2007-12-12
Film Maxi Papa Travis Sanders 2007-09-28
Film La Crypte Top Buchanan 2005-08-25
Series Bones Unknown 2005-09-12
Film Rupture mode d'emploi Evan 2004-05-14
Film Anacondas : À la poursuite de l'orchidée de sang Gordon Mitchell 2004-08-26
Film Piège de feu Tommy Drake 2004-10-01
Film Confidence Travis 2003-04-25
Film Magic baskets Tracey Reynolds 2002-07-03
Film Mission Alcatraz Donald Robert Johnson 2002-11-15
Film La loi des armes Ray 2001-01-01
Film L'Amour N'est Qu'un Jeu Keith Fenton 2001-09-07
Film The Brothers Jackson Smith 2001-03-23
Film Le Mariage de l'Année Lance Sullivan 1999-10-22
Film Firehouse 1997-01-01
Film À armes égales McCool 1997-08-22
Series C-16: FBI Mal Robinson 1997-09-27
Film Piège à grande vitesse Bobby Zachs 1995-07-13
Film The Inkwell Harold Lee 1994-04-22
Series Urgences Unknown 1994-09-19
Film The Ernest Green Story Ernest Green 1993-01-17
Series Living Single Unknown 1993-08-22
Series Out All Night Jeff Carswell 1992-09-19
Film Boyz'n the Hood, la loi de la rue Ricky Baker 1991-07-12
Film Le dernier samaritain Locker Room Kid 1991-12-11