Morris Chestnut is a fitness writer and famous actor widely known for his role in the 1990 movie Boyz n the Hood, starring Ricky Baker.
Morris Chestnut’s Early Life
Morris Chestnut was born Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr., on January 1, 1969, in Cerritos, California.
Morris Chestnut’s Parents
Morris Chestnut was born to Morris Lamont Chestnut Sr. and Shirley Chestnut.
Morris Chestnut’s Educational Background
Morris Chestnut attended ‘Richard Gahr High School’ and graduated in 1986. Morris later majored in finance and drama at ‘California State University,’ Northridge.
Morris Chestnut’s Wife
Morris Chestnut is married to Pam Chestnut. The two first met in a club in Atlanta while he was there for a TV movie shoot.
Morris Chestnut was with his friends at the club when he saw Pam. The two got married in 1995. Morris even penned a rap for Pam as part of the viral ‘For The P…’ challenge.
Morris Chestnut’s Career
Morris Chestnut starred as Prince Franklin in the 1992 movie Line of Duty. Morris Chestnut has also worked with renowned action movie star Steven Seagal on the following movies; Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) as Seagal’s reluctant partner and lead male villain in Half Past Dead (2002) and Prince of Pistols (2008).
Morris Chestnut received his first award nomination for his remarkable performance in the 1999 romantic comedy/drama ‘The Best Man.’
The wedding-themed film was the prequel to the Christmas-themed sequel, ‘The Best Man Holiday,’ which was released in 2013 with the same cast. In the prequel, Morris played the groom, ‘Lance Sullivan,’ a running back in the ‘New York Giants.’
His performance in the prequel earned him an ‘NAACP Image Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.’ The sequel, however, earned him more accolades. He shared the ‘Acapulco Black Film Festival Award’ for the ‘Best Acting Ensemble’ with the cast.
He also earned two nominations, one each for the ‘Acapulco Black Film Festival Award’ for the ‘Best Actor and the ‘NAACP Image Award’ for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.’
Who Is Morris Chestnut’s Son?
Grant Chestnut is an African-American best known as the first child (son) of Morris Chestnut.
Grant Chestnut was born in 1997 in Cerritos, California, USA. There are no details about the day and month he was born. He has a height of 1.72m.
Grant Chestnut is 25 years old as of 2022.
Grant Chestnut has a sibling known as Paige Chestnut who was born on 28 November 1998.
Grant Chestnut attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a degree in advertising in 2019.
Grant Chestnut is presently an international sales coordinator for E.F. Educational Tours organization.
Grant Chestnut is also into fitness and he often posts pictures and videos of training on his Facebook Page.