Morris Chestnut is a clever, tall and exceptionally handsome African-American actor who is loved not only for knowing his craft well, but also for his physical appearance. The actor has preserved his integrity in the film world and wins with the versatile talents that have allowed him to enjoy various entertainment projects, including roles in various film genres such as drama, romance, and even comedies.
Morris Chestnut Bio, Age
Morris Chestnut was born on 1 January 1969 as the son of Morris Lamot Chestnut Sr. and Shirley Chestnut. He grew up in Cerritos, California. In 1989 the talented actor finished his studies at the Richard Gahr High School and promoted it at the California State University, Northridge, where he was occupied with the main focus finances and theater.
He began acting professionally in 1990 and appeared in the series Freddy’s Nightmare: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series. He made his first film appearance next year with Boyz N’ the Hood. Other television roles followed, including Under Belge 2: Dark Territory, G.I Jane and the short-lived Out All Night. The actor became more and more famous and by the end of 1999 Chestnut was already one of the most famous actors, especially for his role in the blockbuster movie Best Man. The role also earned him a nomination for the NAACP Image Award. Just when the audience thought they couldn’t love him anymore, he appeared in the 2001 film Brothers, a romantic comedy focused on loyalty and success with young professionals. Similarly, this year he grabbed more hearts for his role in the film Two Can Play That Game. Other notable films he has made include Ladder 49, Half Past Dead and Prince of Pistols.
Currently, Chestnut has become a household name and has worked with big names in the industry such as Steven Segal. In addition to his acting career, Morris is also known for his attractiveness and carved physique, which he tried to maintain throughout most of his career. That’s why People Magazine named him one of the “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2015. The actor also wrote a health and fitness book called The Cut with the famous fitness trainer Obi Obadike to help his fans improve his looks. Published in 2017, the book provides training exercise tips and healthy recipes to help lose and keep away obstinate weight.
Morris Chestnut is married to Pam Byse. The duo fell in love after meeting for the first time in an Atlanta club. They went down the aisle in 1995 and have been married for over two decades, almost as long as Morris’s has spent in acting.
There has been speculation in the past that the couple is separating for various reasons. One such reason was the claim that Chestnut had a son from his previous relationship and was a good-for-nothing who tried to evade his fatherly responsibilities. Other rumors claimed that he was cheating on his wife. It turned out, however, that all the rumors were a lie, as there was no sign of cessation between the two. Suddenly Morris revealed that the secret of their marital success is the mutual respect that exists between them.
At the award events, lovers are seen together again and again. Both adorned the TV Guide Magazine: The Hot List 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center Califonia. The stunner was also with her husband during the 45th NAACP Awards, where Morris was awarded the NACCP Image for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the comedy series.
Kids (Son, Daughter)
Byse and Morris Chestnut are proud parents of two children. Their first child is a boy named Grant Chestnut. He was born in 1997. There was no great distance between Grant and his sister Paige Chestnut, who was born the following year, 1998.
Paige graduated from Calabasas High School, California, while Grant is a student at the University of Colorado. The children follow their mother’s lifestyle as they prefer to keep things that affect their personal lives out of the limelight.
Although Morris is known to have two children, gossips once circulated claiming that the actor had another son named Dante, whom he had in college with a high school girl. The report remains uncertain or dubious because none of the actors confirmed or denied it.
We haven’t even started talking about Morris’s career success if we don’t mention his net worth. Because the actor is wealthy, not only by the number of movies he’s made but also by the amount he’s been able to pile up during his thriving career. Currently, the California-born actor has an estimated net worth of $48 million.