Morris Chestnut
Morris Chestnut

Gender

Male

Known Credits

19

Morris Chestnut

Date of Birth: Jan 01, 1969

Birthplace:  Cerritos, California, USA

 

 

Biography

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.

Known For

Filmography

Girls Trip

Girls Trip

as Himself

2017

When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

as John Taylor

2016

Rosewood

Rosewood

as  Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.

2015

Legends (2014)

Legends (2014)

as Antonio "Tony" Cimarro

2014

Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

as Detective Marcus Williams

2013

The Perfect Holiday

The Perfect Holiday

as Benjamin Armstrong

2007

Ladder 49

Ladder 49

as Tommy Drake

2004

Confidence

Confidence

as Travis

2003

Half Past Dead

Half Past Dead

as Donald Robert Johnson

2002

Like Mike

Like Mike

as Tracey Reynolds

2002

Two Can Play That Game

Two Can Play That Game

as Keith Fenton

2001

G.I. Jane

G.I. Jane

as McCool

1997

The Last Boy Scout

The Last Boy Scout

as Locker Room Kid

1991

Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood

as Ricky Baker

1991

V

V

as Ryan Nichols

1969