A tall, handsome, and versatile black actor, Morris Chestnut first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood (1991), 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. His half brother was played by Ice Cube who in the movie did not have the same motivation. Two years later, he landed a lead role in Civil Rights Drama The Ernest Green Story (1993) (TV), showing courage and perseverance as one of the Arkansas Nine high school students. He later starred in action films like Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), G.I. Jane (1997) and Half Past Dead (2002) as well as the romantic comedies The Best Man (1999), The Brothers (2001), Two Can Play That Game (2001), and Breakin' All the Rules (2004). In 2004, he appeared in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) and Ladder 49 (2004).IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
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Is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
Winner of the 1998 Madden Bowl, beating other celebrity talent as well as NFL stars in a tournament of John Madden Football.
Is an excellent Texas Hold 'Em poker player. Recently (2005), held his own against 6 established poker professionals in a made for TV tournament.
Has worked with Steven Seagal twice. He was both Seagal's character's partner and main enemy. In Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), Chestnut is Seagal's character's reluctant partner. In Half Past Dead (2002), he co-starred as the main villain.
Purchased $1.5 million estate in suburban Los Angeles.
Had a cameo appearance, but was uncredited, in the movie Higher Learning (1995) as one of the track runners on the team.
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