Learn About American Actor and TV Personality Morris Chestnut

An exceptionally talented African-American actor and TV personality, Morris Chestnut is popular for his prominent roles in numbers of movies. The versatile actor has not only to gain huge success in the Hollywood movie sector but also equally gained huge fame in the television industry too.

He rose into the fandom after his appearance in the movies Boyz N The Hood in 1991. Morris Chestnut’s net worth is evaluated at $8 million as of 2019. He has accumulated grand worth from his acting career.

Know about Morris Chestnut’s early life, career, net worth and relationship in detail.

Early Life

Morris Lamont Chestnut and Shirley Chestnut was blessed with child, Morris Chestnut on January 1, 1969.The accomplished actor, Morris pursued his education from Richard Gahr High School and completed his graduation in 1986. After completion of high school, he went to California State University, North-ridge where he majored in Finance and Drama. The is no much more information disclosed regarding his siblings.

He also claimed that he has no intention of making his career in acting and illustrated himself as a shy kind of person.

Morris Chestnut young age photo. Pic : Pinterest.


Going on through his old days, he began his career in 1990 when he portrayed a concise role of Jason Woodman in an episode of horror compilation ‘Freddy’s Nightmares – A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series’. However, he got a breakthrough point in his career when he was cast for the role of Ricky Baker in the movie Boyz n the Hood. The excellency and versatility in his acting performance soon made him earn fame in the industry. Besides, he was also featured in the 1992 action movies ‘In the Line Duty: Street War’.

Likewise, he has also made an appearance in the television series. He began his role in TV series, ‘Out All Night’, that was premiered on NBC in 1992. He portrayed one of the major character roles in the series. His other remarkable work was in the movie ‘The Ernest Green Story’ where he portrayed the role of Ernest Green, a real life-African-American student.

Likewise, he was also seen in romantic genre movies like The Inkwell, The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday, Dave Johnson. Also, he played in some of the great tv series like Living Single, S-: FBI and many more.

Furthermore, he has won the Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Actor and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.

His latest work includes the role of FBI agent ‘Will Keaton’ in the NBC drama The Enemy Within which was premiered on January 2019.

Net Worth and Earnings

Aforementioned, Morris Chestnut’s net worth is marked at $8 million. The major source of income comes from his acting career in both movies and the television industry. He earned a good sum of amount for his prominent and lead role in several hit movies and television series. Thus the actor is enjoying a lavish lifestyle after a successful acting career.

Personal Life and Relationship

Taking a glance at the personal life of Morris Chestnut, he is married to Pam Chestnut. Morris met his wife Pam for the first time in Atlanta club when he was shooting for a TV movie. The couple started dating and eventually got married in 1995.

Morris Chestnut wife Pam Chestnut.

As of now, the couple together is blessed with a son named Grant Chestnut and a daughter named Paige Chestnut. The couple is living happily together with family and there is no sign of separation between these lovebirds.

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