Morris Chestnut Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Siblings, Height, Instagram, Films, Wiki, Children, Award

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Morris Lamont Chestnut, a celebrated American actor, has consistently expressed his passion for acting and unwavering commitment to honing his craft. 

He ardently embraces the exhilarating task of breathing life into diverse characters, perpetually pushing himself toward growth and improvement. 

Moreover, he actively advocates for increased representation of black actors in the entertainment industry, recognizing the significance of their presence onscreen in Hollywood.


  • Full name: Morris Lamont Chestnut
  • Stage Name: Morris Chestnut
  • Born: January 1, 1969
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Birthplace: Cerritos, California, United States  
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actor, Film Actor
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Parent: Morris Chestnut Sr. and Shirley Chestnut
  • Siblings: unknown
  • Spouse: Pam Byse-Chestnut  (m. 1995)
  • Children: Grant and Paige
  • Relationship: married 
  • Net Worth: $10 million

Early Life And Education

 Morris Lamont Chestnut, born on January 1, 1969, in Cerritos, California, has gained significant recognition as a highly esteemed American actor. He has showcased his exceptional talent and versatility through various roles in movies and television series. 

Morris was brought up by his parents, Morris Chestnut, Sr., and Shirley Chestnut; however, no details about any siblings have been disclosed to the public. Furthermore, Morris Chestnut pursued his education at Richard Gahr High School in Cerritos, California, completing his studies and graduating in 1986.


Chestnut’s journey in the acting world commenced during the early 1990s when he landed minor roles in movies like Boyz n the Hood and The Inkwell (1994). 

However, his breakthrough performance in the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale, where he shared the screen with esteemed actors such as Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, and Loretta Devine, propelled his career forward.

 This movie achieved critical acclaim and financial success, playing a vital role in establishing Chestnut as a prominent figure in the industry. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Chestnut’s career soared as he appeared in multiple hit films like The Best Man, The Brothers, and Two Can Play That Game (2001). 

Additionally, he showcased his talent in supporting roles in movies such as G. I. Jane (1997), Like Mike (2002), and Ladder 49 (2004). Over the past few years, Chestnut has maintained a strong presence in the film and television industries. 

Notable films he has been a part of include The Perfect Guy (2015), When the Bough Breaks (2016), and The Best Man Holiday (2013). Additionally, he has made appearances in TV shows like Being Mary Jane (2019), Goliath (2018), and Girls Trip (2017).

Awards and nominations


  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special – The Best Man: The Final Chapters


  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture – The Best Man
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – The Best Man Holiday
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series 
  • – Rosewood
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Nurse Jackie
  • Hollywood Award for Best Ensemble Cast – The Best Man Holiday
  • Hollywood Award for Best Actor The Best Man Holiday

Social Media

  • Instagram: @morrischestnutofficial 
  • Facebook: Morris Chestnut 

Personal Life

 Morris Chestnut, 55, the talented actor, has been in a blissful marital relationship with Pam Byse-Chestnut for over twenty years. Their love and commitment have grown stronger since their wedding in 1995. 

The couple has been blessed with two incredible children, Grant and Paige, who bring immense joy to their lives. Besides his flourishing acting career, Chestnut also places great importance on his faith, as he is a devout Christian. He actively practices his beliefs and incorporates them into his daily life.


  • Boyz n the Hood 
  • The Inkwell 
  • Waiting to Exhale 
  • The Best Man 
  • The Brothers 
  • Two Can Play That Game 
  • Like Mike 
  • Half Past Dead 
  • The Breakup 
  • Think Like a Man 
  • Think Like a Man, Too 
  • The Perfect Guy 
  • When the Bough Breaks 
  • The Best Man Holiday 
  • The Best Man: The Final Chapters 

Net Worth

 Morris Chestnut, a renowned American actor, has an impressive net worth of $10 million, which denotes his undeniable success in the entertainment industry.

 His lucrative career in both movies and television shows, coupled with his astute ventures in the business world, has forged his path to financial prosperity.

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