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Morris Chestnut
Born January 1, 1969 (1969-01-01) (age 38)
Cerritos, California, Flag of the United States United States

Morris L. Chestnut (born January 1, 1969) is an American film and television actor. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... City nicknames: The Geographic Center of Southern California The Freeway City County: Los Angeles County, California Mayor: Paul W. Bowlen (re-elected 2003) Mayor Pro Tem: Laura Lee (elected 2003) City Council: Jim Edwards (elected 2005) Gloria A. Kappe (re-elected 2003) John F. Crawley (re-elected 2005) Mottos: A... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...

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Biography

Personal life

Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California where he graduated from Richard Gahr High School in 1986. He subsequently studied finance and drama at California State University, Northridge. Chestnut is married, and said (in an interview for essence.com) that he prefers to keep his private life private. City nicknames: The Geographic Center of Southern California The Freeway City County: Los Angeles County, California Mayor: Paul W. Bowlen (re-elected 2003) Mayor Pro Tem: Laura Lee (elected 2003) City Council: Jim Edwards (elected 2005) Gloria A. Kappe (re-elected 2003) John F. Crawley (re-elected 2005) Mottos: A... Richard Gahr High School, often simply known as Gahr High School, is a public school in Cerritos, California, serving grades 9-12. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge, or C-Sun) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits of Los Angeles, California, USA. Part of the California State University system, CSUN was founded in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College... Essence Magazine is an American fashion and lifestyle magazine. ...


Chestnut is an excellent Texas Hold 'Em poker player. Recently held his own against 6 established poker professionals in a made for TV tournament. He can currently be spotted occasionally on Full Tilt Poker, as Morris Chestnut. Texas hold em involves community cards available to all players (pictured here on the left). ...


Career

Chestnut's first professional acting role was as "Jesus" in Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series in the episode "A Family Affair" (season 2, episode 19) which aired on February 18, 1990. His first feature film role was as "Ricky Baker" in Boyz N the Hood (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's career continued to rise steadily, but he often had only bit parts in standard big-budget studio 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. Chestnut is affiliated with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He is to star alongside Steven Seagal for a third time in Prince of Pistols.One of his biggest fans name is Carolyn. Freddys Nightmares (also known as: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddys Nightmares The Series) was a late-night television anthology series, which premiered in October 1988 and ran until March 1990. ... This article is about the song by rapper Eazy-E. For 1991 film, see Boyz n the Hood. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is a 1995 action film, and is the sequel to Under Siege. ... G.I. Jane is an 1997 action movie that tells the story of the first woman to undergo S.E.R.E. training. ... Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, and activist. ... Prince of Pistols is a US film starring Steven Seagal that will start filming in May 2007 In New Orleans. ...


In 1998, he won the annual Madden Bowl. In 1999, Chestnut starred in The Best Man with Taye Diggs and Nia Long, playing a professional football player on the eve of his wedding. 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. (2007) Mr. Chestnut is currently starring in his first professional stage performance with the lead role of "Marcelles Wynters" in the David E. Talbert Production of "Love in THE NICK OF TYME" He is also one of the Producers of this stage production. He is currently filming the movie Not Easily Broken with Maeve Quinlan and Taraji P. Henson. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Madden NFL. (Discuss) Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Best Man is a 1999 comedy-drama romance film, written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. ... Taye Diggs (born Scott Diggs on January 2, 1971 in Rochester, New York[1]) is an American theatre, film and television actor. ... Nia Long (born Nitara Carlynn Long on October 30, 1970) is an American actress and occasional music video director. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... The Brothers may mean: The Brothers, an important double summit in the Olympics of Washington state The Brothers Wilderness, a wilderness area surrounding them The Brothers, small islands in Hong Kong The Brothers, a 2001 movie This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Maeve Anne Quinlan (born November 16, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress who plays the recurring role of Megan Conley on CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful. ... Henson with Terrence Howard in Hustle & Flow (2005) Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970 in Washington, DC) is an American actress and singer. ...


He has worked with Steven Seagal three times. He was both Seagal's character's partner, and main enemy. In Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Chestnut is Seagal's character's reluctant partner. In Half Past Dead and Prince of Pistols he co-stars as the main villain. Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, and activist. ... In the 1995 action film Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, a sequel to Under Siege, Casey Ryback, a retired NAVY Seal, foils a mad scientists plot to hijack a satellite weapon. ... Half Past Dead is a 2002 action movie in which a criminal infiltrates a prison to interrogate a prisoner about the location of a fortune in gold and an FBI agent has to stop him. ... Prince of Pistols is a US film starring Steven Seagal that will start filming in May 2007 In New Orleans. ...


Filmography

Freddys Nightmares (also known as: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddys Nightmares The Series) was a late-night television anthology series, which premiered in October 1988 and ran until March 1990. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... TV redirects here. ... This article is about the song by rapper Eazy-E. For 1991 film, see Boyz n the Hood. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Out All Night premiered on NBC in 1992. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... TV redirects here. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Little rock nine was involved greatly in the Civil rights movement because they were the first students to enter a white school and integrate and more greatly Ernest Green was the first to graduate in Central High. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... TV redirects here. ... The Inkwell is a 1994 romance-comedy-drama film, directed by Matty Rich. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... In the 1995 action film Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, a sequel to Under Siege, Casey Ryback, a retired NAVY Seal, foils a mad scientists plot to hijack a satellite weapon. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... G.I. Jane is an 1997 action movie that tells the story of the first woman to undergo S.E.R.E. training. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Firehouse is a 1997 drama film about the dealings of a crew at a firehouse. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... TV redirects here. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... TV redirects here. ... The Best Man is a 1999 comedy-drama romance film, written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. ... This article is about the year. ... The Brothers is a 2001 motion picture starring Morris Chestnut, D.L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy and Shemar Moore. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Scenes of the Crime is a 2001 film directed by Dominique Forma and written by Daniel Golka, Amit Mehta, and Forma. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... TV redirects here. ... Like Mike is a 2002 movie, directed by John Schultz and starring Lil Bow Wow and Jonathan Lipnicki. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Half Past Dead is a 2002 action movie in which a criminal infiltrates a prison to interrogate a prisoner about the location of a fortune in gold and an FBI agent has to stop him. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Confidence is a 2003 film starring Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman and Rachel Weisz and directed by James Foley. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Breakin All the Rules is a 2004 American comedy/romance film. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: 2004 films | Adventure films | Thriller films | Movie stubs ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ladder 49 is a 2004 drama movie about firefighters. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cave is a 2005 sci-fi/horror film directed by Bruce Hunt. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Game Plan is a 2007 feature film directed by Andy Fickman and starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Perfect Holiday is an upcoming film produced by Flavor Unit Entertainment. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Prince of Pistols is a US film starring Steven Seagal that will start filming in May 2007 In New Orleans. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

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