Morris Chestnut Biography


Morris Chestnut

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Birth Name: Morris Chestnut
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age: 49 Years
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Winner of Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Morris Chestnut is an actor from United States best known for starring the role of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. in an American television series Rosewood. Tall and talented, Morris Chestnut was born as Morris Lamont Chestnut in the late 1960s in Cerritos, California, United States of America to Shirley and Morris Chestnut, Sr.. He was born and raised in a middle class family. He is an American and is of black ethnicity.

In 1995, Morris got married to love of his life Pam Byse. Pam Byse is a beautiful lady and a lovely house wife. Till date they have welcomed two children named Paige Chestnut and Grant Chestnut. It's been more than two decades, they have been married and till date there is no any rumor of their divorce.

Morris was born and raised in Cerritos, California. There he got enrolled at Richard Gahr High School and he finally graduated from there in 1986. Later on he joined California State University, Northridge where he majored in finance and drama. He has been active as an actor since 1990. He made his acting debut by starring the role of Jason Woodman in an American horror anthology series Freddy's Nightmares. The following year, he made his feature film debut in an American teen hood drama film Boyz n the Hood. He played the role of Ricky Baker in this movie. In the early 1990s, he appeared in the movies like The Last Boy Scout, In the Line of Duty: Street War, The Ernest Green Story and so on. He got his rise in fame as an actor in the late 1990s after he starred the role of Lance Sullivan in an American romantic comedy-drama film The Best Man. He is well acclaimed for starring the role of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. in Rosewood and Dr. Prentiss in Nurse Jackie. His net worth is $14 million.

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Born in Cerritos, California, United States

1969 1st of January

Tall and talented, Morris Chestnut was born as Morris Lamont Chestnut in the late 1960s in Cerritos, California, United States of America to Shirley and Morris Chestnut, Sr.. He was born and raised in a middle class family. He is an American and is of black ethnicity.

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Graduated from Richard Gahr High School

1986

Morris was born and raised in Cerritos, California. There he got enrolled at Richard Gahr High School and he finally graduated from there in 1986. Later on he joined California State University, Northridge where he majored in finance and drama.

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Began his acting career

1990

He has been active as an actor since 1990. He made his acting debut by starring the role of Jason Woodman in an American horror anthology series Freddy's Nightmares. Two years later he appeared in the TV series Out All Night.

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First feature film, Boyz n the Hood

1991

In 1991, he made his feature film debut in an American teen hood drama film Boyz n the Hood. He played the role of Ricky Baker in this movie. In the early 1990s, he appeared in the movies like The Last Boy Scout, In the Line of Duty: Street War, The Ernest Green Story and so on

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Married to Pam Byse

1995

In 1995, Morris got married to love of his life Pam Byse. Pam Byse is a beautiful lady and a lovely house wife. Till date they have welcomed two children named Paige Chestnut and Grant Chestnut. It's been more than two decades, they have been married and till date there is no any rumor of their divorce.

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First child, Grant Chestnut

1997

He became father for the first time in his life in 1997. He and his loving wife Pam Byse welcomed their first child together that year and that time it was a boy and they named him Grant Chestnut.

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Second child, Paige Chestnut

1998

He became father for the second time in his life in 1998. He and his loving wife Pam Byse welcomed their second child together that year and that time it was a daughter and they named her Paige Chestnut.

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Appeared in the movie, The Best Man

1999

He got his rise in fame as an actor in the late 1990s after he starred the role of Lance Sullivan in an American romantic comedy-drama film The Best Man. He is also known for his role in the movie Two Can Play That Game.

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Won Image Awards

2014

He is well acclaimed for starring the role of Dr. Prentiss in Nurse Jackie. For this role, got nominated in Image Awards in 2014 and he was also honored with this award that year for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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Won Acapulco Black Film Festival

2014

In 2014, he got nominated in Acapulco Black Film Festival for Best Actor and Best Ensemble Cast. He was honored with this award that year from his later nomination. He won this award from his role in the movie The Best Man Holiday.

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Appeared in the television series, Rosewood

2015

Morris Chestnut is an actor from United States best known for starring the role of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. in an American television series Rosewood. He is also well acclaimed for starring the role of Dr. Prentiss in Nurse Jackie.

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