has been acting in films for over fifteen years. He first captivated moviegoers as Ricky in Boyz in the Hood, a role where he played a high school running back using his football skills to escape the violent surroundings of his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. Two years later, Chestnut landed a lead television role in the civil rights drama The Ernest Green Story.
The two pivotal roles led to a steady career in film, with roles in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, G. I. Jane, and Half Past Dead. Recently, Chestnut has appeared in numerous romantic comedies, including The Best Man, The Brothers, Two Can Play That Game, and Breakin' All the Rules. He was last seen in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, and Ladder 49. His next film will be The Game Plan, starring The Rock and Kyra Sedgwick, and Not Easily Broken, opposite Maeve Quinlan and Wood Harris.
: This profile was written in or before 2008
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Morris Chestnut Facts
|The Game Plan|
|The Perfect Guy|
|When The Bough Breaks|
|David E. Talbert's Love in the Nick of Tyme|
|Under Siege 2: Dark Territory|
|The Perfect Holiday|
|The Best Man Holiday|