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Morris Chestnut

A tall, handsome, and versatile American actor, Morris Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California, to Shirley (Wynn) and Morris Chestnut, Sr. He first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood (1991), a role where he played a high school running back using his football skills to escape the violent surroundings of his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. His half brother was played by Ice Cube who in the movie did not have the same motivation. Two years later, he landed a lead role in Civil Rights Drama The Ernest Green Story (1993), showing courage and perseverance as one of the Arkansas Nine high school students. He later starred in action films like Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), G.I. Jane (1997) and Mission Alcatraz (2002) as well as the romantic comedies The Best Man (1999), The Brothers (2001), Two Can Play That Game (2001), and Breakin' All the Rules (2004). In 2004, he appeared in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) and Ladder 49 (2004).

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Jan 1, 1969 In Cerritos, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Freddy's Nightmares 1988-10-09
Latest Project:
Series Legends 2014-08-13

2 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Legends
Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of V
Poster of Bones
Legends Tony Rice 12 episodes, 2014-2015 2014-08-13
The Real Unknown 2013-07-15
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
American Horror Story Unknown 2011-10-05
Nurse Jackie Unknown 2009-06-08
V Ryan Nichols 22 episodes, 2009-2011 2009-11-03
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Freddy's Nightmares Unknown 1988-10-09