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Morris Chestnut Biography

Updated On 22 May, 2023 Published On 08 Jul, 2015
Morris Chestnut

Facts of Morris Chestnut

Date of Birth :
Age : 55 years old
Family Name : Chestnut
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Capricorn
Height : 6 Feet
Name Morris Chestnut
Birth Name Morris Lamont Chestnut
Nick Name Morris L. Chestnut, Chester Mushroom
Mother Shirley Chestnut
Father Morris Chestnut, Sr.
Birth Place/City California
Profession Actor
Ethnicity Black
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Working For Movies, TV Shows
Net Worth $ 14 million
Salary N/A
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 72 Kg
Shoe Size 12 (US)
Famous for Film Producer
Married Yes
Married to Pam Byse (m. 1995)
Children 2
Education Richard Gahr High School ,California State University
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Movies The Best Man Wedding
TV Show Nurse Jackie

Relationship short Statistics of Morris Chestnut

What is Morris Chestnut marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Morris Chestnut have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Morris Chestnut having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Morris Chestnut Gay ? No

Morris Chestnut is an actor, best known for his roles in the film, The Best Man and its sequel, Think Like a Man. He came to recognition after his portrayal in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. He has a net worth of $14 million.

Early Life and Education

Chestnut was born as Morris Lamont Chestnut, Jr. on January 1, 1969, in Cerritos, California, the U.S. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. He is the son born to Morris Lamont Chestnut, Sr. and Shirley Chestnut.

Chestnut attended Richard Gahr High School and completed his graduation in 1986. He studied finance and drama at the California State University, Northridge.


Chestnut started his career in the early 90s. He portrayed the role as Jadon in Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series. He appeared in the 19th episode of the second season of the series. He debuted in film in 1991. He portrayed the role as Ricky Baker in the movie, Boyz n the Hood.

Chestnut appeared in the other films such as Ladder 49, Not Easily Broken, The Brothers, Two Can Play That Game and The Perfect Holiday. He was nominated for 2000 NAACP Image Award for his role in the movie The Best Man.

Personal Life

Moving on to the personal life of Chestnut, he is a married man and has two children. He married his girlfriend, Pam Chestnut in 1995. The couple together has two children: a son named Grant Chestnut (born 1997) and a daughter named Paige Chestnut (born 1998).

The couple has a strong bond and great mutual understanding among each other and there is no point in their divorce. Both of them has stood loyally since the day they met each other. There is no record of his past affairs.

Height, Salary, Net Worth

Chestnut stands an incredible height of 1.8 meters (6 feet). He has made a tremendous amount of money from his acting career. His movie, The Best Man grossed $34.6 million worldwide. He has the net worth of $14 million. He has sold his house in Hidden Hills, California. The house has a current value of $2.3 million.

Morris Chestnut Married

First Marriage with Pam Byse

She is a beautiful lady whose personal details is still unknown. They both are considered as the long lasting couple of Hollywood industry.

Morris Chestnut Children

SON : Grant Chestnut

Mother: Pam Byse

He is the first and the only son born to Morris and his wife. His pictures can be viewed on the internet easily.

DAUGHTER : Paige Chestnut

Mother: Pam Byse

She is the only daughter born to Morris and his wife. She was born safe and healthy.

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