Who is Morris Chestnut and what does he do?
Morris does not appear to be an intensely emotional or sentimental person, and he is often unaware of his own or other people’s deeper feelings and emotional needs. Tears and tantrums bewilder him and make him very uncomfortable. Morris Chestnut would rather settle differences by talking things out reasonably and rationally, but he tends to ignore or poke fun at any attempt to probe his own or others’ inner depths. Morris Chestnut avoids heavy, demanding emotional relationships and is wary of making personal commitments. He needs ample mental stimulation and feels close to people with whom he can share thoughts and intellectual interests. Conversation is very important to Chestnut. The strong, silent partner is not for him. Morris Chestnut often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something “feels right” or because he has always done it a certain way and is uncomfortable acting otherwise. Even when Chestnut thinks he is being rational, his prejudices, intu
Morris L. Chestnut (born January 1, 1969) is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as teenage father Ricky Baker in the 1991 film Boyz N the Hood, groom-to-be Lance Sullivan in the 1999 film The Best Man and as Dave, a struggling husband in the 2009 film Not Easily Broken. Chestnut is married to Je’Lisa Harper of Bastrop,Texas. He has three children, and said (in an interview for essence.com) that he prefers to keep his private life private. Chestnut is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the USC Trojans. His birthday is a year and a day apart from his Boyz in the Hood co-star, Cuba Gooding Jr., (Chestnut) being the younger. Morris Chestnut is also an avid poker player, and has a sponsorship arrangement with online poker room Full Tilt Poker. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.
Chestnut’s first professional acting role was as “Jason” in Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series in the episode “A Family Affair” (season 2, episode 19) which aired on February 18, 1990. His first feature film role was as “Ricky Baker” in Boyz N the Hood (1991). He followed that up with roles in various TV movies. Chestnut also played a role on Patti LaBelle’s short-lived sitcom Out All Night. His career continued to rise steadily with co-starring roles in standard big-budget studio films like Under Siege 2 (1995) and G.I. Jane (1997). As the decade ended, movies about young, professional African-Americans and their problems with family and relationships began to fill the cineplexes creating roles for Chestnut and many other talented black actors who had been stuck in minor television and film roles. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.