Morris Lamont Chestnut popularly known as Morris Chestnut was born on 1 January 1969, in Cerritos located in California. His father’s name is Morris Chestnut Sr. His mother’s name is Shirley. He has completed his graduation from Richard Gahr High School in the year of 1986. Consequently, he finished his education of learning Finance and Drama from the California State University positioned in Northridge. He is an English movie actor, originally from America. After finishing his schooling, he went ahead in fulfilling his dream of becoming an actor. Morris Chestnut got married in the year of 1995 to Pam Byse. Currently, he is leading a very healthy life with his wife and two children named as Grant and Paige.
In the year of 1990, a series called Freddy’s Nightmares: a nightmare on the elm street propounded Morris an opportunity to act in the character of ‘Jadon’ in one of its episodes. In the exact following year, he was offered to work as ‘Ricky Baker’in ‘Boyz n the Hood’ directed by
. The Best Man, at the end of the nineties era, Hollywood started focusing more on the predicament of African-American relations and life which made Chestnut a very appealing personality to cast in such roles. After that, he appeared in various other movies like The Best Man Holiday, Two Can Play That Game, Like Mike, etc. He has put in work in various TV series like V, Patti LaBelle and Out All Night, which is an NBC sitcom. He has also shown his talent of hosting in the BET show Vindicated.
In the present day, Chestnut is starring in Rosewood which is a Fox TV series. He plays a character of a eminent private pathologist called by the name of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. who expedites the legal enforcement in solving the murder cases.