Morris Chestnut
Morris Chestnut
Real Name/Full Name Morris Lamont Chestnut
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Morris Chestnut
Birth Place: Cerritos, California
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1 January 1969
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Morris Chestnut Sr.
Mother – Shirley Chestnut
Siblings: N/A
School: Richard Gahr High School
College: California State University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Pam Byse
Kids/Children Name: Paige Chestnut and Grant Chestnut
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Acting is an art that is only maintained by the strong and the determined artists. Many people have joined the film industry but after some time, they give up and change their careers. However, for Morris Chestnut, he knew what he wanted and was ready to make any sacrifice just to get there. After a few trials his lucky day came when he has featured on Boyz n the Hood film which was aired in 1991. He is also known for his starring role on The Enemy Within where he is featured as an FBI agent.

Well, how well do you know about Morris Chestnut? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Morris Chestnut’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Morris Chestnut to date.

Biography and Early Life

One of the most important days that are celebrated worldwide is the New Year which comes every 1st January. However, for Shirley Chestnut and her husband Morris Lamont Chestnut Sr. they had more reasons to celebrate on 1st of January in 1969. This is because, their handsome baby boy decided to show up on that day. No other name could fit him better than Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr. and that is why they decided to name him so.

Morris Chestnut is a very famous actor but rarely talks about his family and his childhood life. Therefore, it is not easy to know what his parents did for a living as well as whether he has any siblings or not.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Morris Chestnut in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Morris Chestnut’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 1 January 1969. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84 kg in Kilograms.


The fact that Morris is an actor doesn’t mean he had nothing to do with books. He went through school life just like any other child in his neighborhood. His started his studies at Richard Gahr High School which was a very prestigious school those days. He attained his high school certificate in 1986.

Since he loved acting at a very young age, he decided to pursue a degree on the same at California State University, Northridge. This was again a very popular and honorable institution. However, since he didn’t know how things would go in the film industry, he also took a finance course in the same university.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Morris Chestnut With Wife Pam Byse
Morris Chestnut With Wife Pam Byse

There is no information about his dating life before he met his wife Pam, but it seems like he was looking for the right partner to share his life with. And when he met Pam he knew he was the right woman for him. The couple exchanged their marriage vows in 1995 and two years later in 1997, they welcomed their first child a son whom they named Grant Chestnut.

This was followed by their daughter Paige Chestnut was born a year later in 1998. There were rumors that Morris was cheating on his wife which had resulted to a separation, but he denied the accusations. He said that they are very much in love with one another and there are no plans of separating.

Is Morris Chestnut Gay?

Regarding Morris Chestnut’s sexual orientation, we can confidently say that he is straight. Although there were some rumors that he is gay, he denied the rumors and by marrying his wife Pam and living with her for more than 20 years, he has proven that he is straight.

Professional Career

Just like many other actors, he was featured in several films before his career breakthrough. The first character he assumed was that of Jadon on Freedy’s Nightmares. This was followed by his character on Boyz n the Hood he played the role of Ricky Baker which turned out to be his breakthrough in the film industry. Directors took note of him, and he started receiving offers for different TV movies.

His appearance on ‘Out All Night’ which was Patti LaBelle’s short-lived sitcom taught him a lot of lessons about acting. This opened doors for him to appear on standard big-budget studio films like ‘G.I Jane in 1997 and ‘Under Siege 2:Dark Territory released in 1995. From 1997 to 1998, he got a regular role on C-16 as Special Agent Mai Robison. In The Best Man, he was the starring where he was featured as a professional footballer.

In The Game Plan, which was released in 2007, Morris was featured as a footballer player. Other films he has appeared on include: The Brothers in 2001, Nurse Jackie, and ‘The Best Man Holiday among others.


Morris has been very successful as an actor since he joined the film industry. This has attracted several awards and nominations some of which include: 2014 Hollywood Award (Best Ensemble Cast) for his work on The Best Man Holiday. He also won Image Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category in 2014 for his work in a Comedy Series titled ‘Nurse Jackie’ among others. He has also been nominated several in different categories.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Morris Chestnut in 2024

Morris Chestnut Net Worth
Morris Chestnut Net Worth

Your success in any industry is determined by the recognition and positive criticism you receive as well as the income you are able to earn. For this reason, we can say that Morris is a famous and successful actor as he has received many awards and nominations. As of 2024, he has a great net worth of $10 million all of which he has earned through his career as an actor.

Morris Chestnut is one of the most successful actors in America and also in the world. Although he started small, he never gave up and was very patient as he looked forward to receiving reputable roles in different movies.


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