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Morris Chestnut

Highest Rated:   96% Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Lowest Rated:   3% Half Past Dead (2002)
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Birthplace:   Cerritos, California, USA
Morris Chestnut's career makes a case for the argument that for the bulk of the '90s, there simply were not enough good roles for talented African-American actors. After making an impressive debut as Ricky in John Singleton's Boyz 'N the Hood, Chestnut spent several years wallowing in television, appearing in made-for-TV movies and doomed series. Chestnut, born in Cerrios, CA, on New Years Day 1969, majored in drama and finance at California State University. Little is known about his personal life. Chestnut admitted in a 2001 interview with Essence.com that he doesn't enjoy giving interviews or discussing his private life, but then let it slip that he is married.Chestnut's first professional acting role was in Boyz 'N the Hood in 1991. He followed that up with roles in various TV movies, as well as a part on Patti LaBelle's short-lived sitcom Out All Night. Chestnut continued to steadily, but he often had only bit parts in throwaway, big-budget films, like 1995's Under Siege 2 or 1997's G.I. Jane. But as the decade ended, movies about young, professional African-Americans and their problems with family and relationships began to fill the cineplexes, creating roles for Chestnut and all the other talented black actors stuck in minor TV and film roles. In 1999, Chestnut starred in The Best Man with Taye Diggs and Nia Long, playing a professional athlete who doesn't know that his soon-to-be wife dallied with his best man -- who is about to release those details in his first novel, a Roman à clef about their time in college. The Best Man earned pretty good reviews, did well at the box office, and even earned Chestnut a NAACP Image Award nomination for his performance. He followed it up with The Brothers, another film centering on the themes of fidelity and success among urban professionals. Chestnut joined Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for a supporting role in The Game Plan (2007), a family-oriented sports comedy, and became known for his portrayal of Ryan Nicholas on V, a sci-fi television drama from ABC.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Best Man Wedding
  • Lance
2018
89% Girls Trip
  • Himself
$115.1M 2017
11% When the Bough Breaks
  • John Taylor
$29.8M 2016
29% Heist
  • Dog
$29.2k 2015
19% The Perfect Guy
  • Dave
$45.1M 2015
70% The Best Man Holiday
  • Lance Sullivan
2013
32% Kick-Ass 2
  • Detective Marcus Williams
$28.9M 2013
45% The Call
  • Officer Paul Phillips
2013
19% Identity Thief
  • Detective Reilly
$134.5M 2013
29% Takers
  • Executive Producer
$57.8M 2010
32% Not Easily Broken
  • Dave
  • Executive Producer
$10.6M 2009
16% The Perfect Holiday
  • Benjamin
$5.8M 2007
29% The Game Plan
  • Travis Sanders
$90.6M 2007
11% The Cave
  • Top Buchanan
$14.9M 2005
41% Ladder 49
  • Tommy Drake
$74.5M 2004
25% Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
  • Gordon Mitchell
$31.6M 2004
31% Breakin' All the Rules
  • Evan Fields
$11.9M 2004
50% Scenes of the Crime
  • Ray
2003
69% Confidence
  • Travis
$12.2M 2003
3% Half Past Dead
  • Donny aka 49er One
$15.4M 2002
57% Like Mike
  • Tracy Reynolds
$51.4M 2002
43% Two Can Play That Game
  • Keith Fenton
$22.1M 2001
63% The Brothers
  • Jackson smith
$26.6M 2001
No Score Yet The Killing Yard
  • Shango
2001
No Score Yet The Bestman
  • Actor
1999
72% The Best Man
  • Lance
1999
55% G.I. Jane
  • McCool
1997
No Score Yet Playa' Pack
  • Actor
1997
37% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
  • Bobby Zachs
1995
25% The Inkwell
  • Harold
1994
No Score Yet The Ernest Green Story
  • Ernest Green
1993
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War
  • Prince Franklin
1992
44% The Last Boy Scout
  • Locker Room Kid
1991
96% Boyz n the Hood
  • Ricky Baker
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
9% Rosewood
2015
  • Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr.
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
56% Legends
2014-2015
  • Tony Rice
  • 2015
  • 2014
84% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • Prentiss Dr. Ike Prentiss Dr. Prentiss
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
76% American Horror Story
2012
  • Luke
  • 2011
49% V
2009-2011
  • Ryan Nicholas Ryan Nichols
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Agent Oakes
  • 2005
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Frank Bacon
  • 2000
No Score Yet V (2009)
  • Actor

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