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Morris Chestnut        

Film & Television Actor

Morris Chestnut is an actor, most known for his ability to portray versatile and demanding roles, such as in "Boyz n the Hood," and "The Enemy Within."

Chestnut's first professional acting role was as Jadon in "Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series," later to be followed by his debut film role in "Boyz n the Hood." His career continued to rise steadily with appearances as the title role in FOX’s drama "Rosewood," as well as the series regular role of Dr. Prentiss in the last two seasons of Showtime’s critically acclaimed series, "Nurse Jackie." As of 2019, Chestnut announced his recurring role in the Fox series "The Resident."

In the feature world, Morris has been working non‐stop. He starred in Sony’s "The Perfect Guy," Universal’s break‐out hit, "The Best Man Holiday," featuring a star‐studded cast including Terrence Howard, Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan, among other roles. Other recent credits showed Morris starring opposite Halle Berry in the Brad Anderson directed Sony hit film "The Call," Universal’s "Kick Ass 2," "Identity Theft" and "Girl's Trip."

Morris received the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his series regular turn on Nurse Jackie.

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Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall Starring in Thriller 'When the Bough ...

Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall will star in the thriller "When The Bough Breaks" for Screen Gems. Variety reported Oct. 29 that Jon Cassar would direct ...

Morris Chestnut reveals why he took 'The Perfect Guy' role, discusses

In its opening weekend, The Perfect Guy won the box office with a surprise $26.7 million, but star Morris Chestnut says that he's thought of the film as a winner ...

Morris Chestnut Cast In 'Bus 657' Movie With Robert De Niro ...

EXCLUSIVE: Morris Chestnut has joined Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano in the Scott Mann-directed Bus 657. He plays ...

Morris Chestnut To Star In Todd Harthan Drama Pilot on Fox ...

Morris Chestnut is set as the lead in Fox's untitled Todd Harthan drama pilot ( formerly Rosewood), a close-ended procedural written/executive produced by ...

Morris Chestnut on Jada's Oscar Boycott: 'Good For Her' | News | BET

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