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      Morris Chestnut

      Morris Chestnut

      Highest Rated: 96% Boyz N the Hood (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 3% Half Past Dead (2002)

      Birthday: Jan 1, 1969

      Birthplace: Cerritos, California, USA

      Having given up his dream of playing professional football, Morris Chestnut received immediate recognition in his first feature role as Ricky Baker, the promising young athlete cut tragically down in John Singleton's powerful coming of age film, "Boyz N the Hood" (1991). His impressive debut led to supporting work in "In the Line of Duty: Street War" (NBC, 1992) and the title role of the Disney Channel's "The Ernest Green Story" (1993), as well as a part in Matty Rich's feature "The Inkwell" (1994). Chestnut showed his action hero chops for "Under Siege II: Dark Territory" (1995), with Steven Seagal, and was one of the Navy SEAL recruits alongside Demi Moore in "G.I. Jane" (1997). His first experience as a series regular came in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Out All Night" (1992-93), starring Patti LaBelle, and he returned to series work (this time in a drama) for ABC's "C-16" (1997-98), playing an FBI recruit fresh out of training. He also acted in Malcolm Lee's directorial debut, "The Best Man" (1999). In 2001, Chestnut starred in the "The Brothers," solidifying both his acting talent and sex symbol status and in 2002, he joined Steven Seagal and Ja Rule for the surprise hit action crime feature "Half Past Dead." The actor continued to demonstrate his versatility, appearing in dramas like "Confidence" (2003), comedies like "Breakin' All the Rules" (2004) and horror-thrillers like "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid" (2004). A minor role in "Ladder 49" (2004) was followed by a slightly more pivotal role in the sci-fi thriller, "The Cave" (2005), in which he played a cave explorer who helps lead a pair of biologists into an elaborate cave system beneath the newly discovered ruins of a 13th century Romanian abbey. A role supporting Dwayne Johnson in the family sports comedy "The Game Plan" (2007) was followed by the lead in a Christmas fantasy, "The Perfect Holiday" (2007). Chestnut teamed up with Taraji P. Henson for the romantic drama "Not Easily Broken" before returning to television with arcs on the rebooted science fiction thriller "V" (ABC 2009-2011) and the first season of Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ). Supporting roles in the romantic comedy "Think Like A Man" (2012), Melissa McCarthy vehicle "Identity Thief" (2013), crime thriller "The Call" (2013) and superhero comedy "Kick Ass 2" (2013) kept Chestnut busy on the big screen prior to "The Best Man Holiday" (2013), a reteaming of the cast of his hit film from nearly 15 years before. After stints on "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime 2009-2015) and "Legends" (TNT 2014), Chestnut starred on the procedural comedy-drama "Rosewood" (Fox 2015- ) as an unconventional pathologist. That same year, he returned to the big screen, starring in the thriller "The Perfect Guy" (2015) opposite Michael Ealy and Sanaa Lathan.

      Highest rated movies

      Boyz N the Hood poster Boyz N the Hood The Best Man poster The Best Man The Best Man Holiday poster
      The Best Man Holiday
      Confidence poster
      The Brothers poster
      The Brothers
      Like Mike poster
      Like Mike
      G.I. Jane poster
      G.I. Jane
      Scenes of the Crime poster
      Scenes of the Crime




      49% 54% Spell Producer $484.7K 2020
      12% 45% When the Bough Breaks John Taylor (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $29.7M 2016
      29% 41% Heist Dog (Character) $47.2K 2015
      18% 51% The Perfect Guy Dave (Character) $57.0M 2015
      70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Lance Sullivan (Character) $70.5M 2013
      32% 57% Kick-Ass 2 Detective Marcus Williams (Character) $28.8M 2013
      44% 65% The Call Officer Paul Phillips (Character) $51.9M 2013
      19% 53% Identity Thief Det. Reilly (Character) $134.5M 2013
      28% 62% Takers Executive Producer $57.7M 2010
      31% 67% Not Easily Broken Dave Johnson (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $10.6M 2009
      19% 52% The Perfect Holiday Benjamin (Character) $5.8M 2007
      29% 69% The Game Plan Travis Sanders (Character) $90.6M 2007
      12% 28% The Cave Buchanan (Character) $14.9M 2005
      41% 81% Ladder 49 Tommy Drake (Character) $74.5M 2004
      25% 27% Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Gordon Mitchell (Character) $31.5M 2004
      31% 57% Breakin' All the Rules Evan Fields (Character) $11.8M 2004
      69% 70% Confidence Butch (Character) $12.2M 2003
      3% 37% Half Past Dead Donny Johnson/49er One (Character) $15.4M 2002
      57% 52% Like Mike Tracey Reynolds (Character) $51.4M 2002
      50% 10% Scenes of the Crime Ray (Character) - 2001
      40% 83% Two Can Play That Game Keith Fenton (Character) $22.2M 2001
      63% 84% The Brothers Jackson Smith (Character) $27.5M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killing Yard Shango (Character) - 2001
      72% 86% The Best Man Lance Sullivan (Character) $34.1M 1999
      53% 53% G.I. Jane McCool (Character) $48.2M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Firehouse Andre (Character) - 1997
      34% 38% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Bobby Zachs (Character) $46.9M 1995
      22% 83% The Inkwell Harold Lee (Character) $8.9M 1994
      No Score Yet 82% The Ernest Green Story Ernest Green (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War Prince Franklin (Character) - 1992
      96% 93% Boyz N the Hood Ricky Baker (Character) $55.1M 1991


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      No Score Yet 29% The Daily Show Guest 2016 2023
      No Score Yet 27% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2023
      91% 94% The Best Man: The Final Chapters Unknown (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016 2019 2022
      No Score Yet 41% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 61% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009 2013 2016-2017 2019
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015 2017
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      No Score Yet 31% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 21% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015-2016
      No Score Yet 46% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 79% Legends Tony Rice (Character) 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vindicated Host 2012-2014
      81% 87% Nurse Jackie Dr. Ike Prentiss (Character),
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Craig (Guest Voice) 2013
      77% 67% American Horror Story Luke (Guest Star) 2011
      50% 61% V Ryan Nichols (Character) 2009-2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2009
      90% 82% Bones Agent Oakes (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 84% ER ICU Nurse Frank 'Rambo' Bacon (Guest Star) 2000
      43% No Score Yet C-16 Special Agent Mal Robinson (Character) 1997-1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Out All Night Jeff Carswell (Character) 1992-1993