Morris Chestnut Net Worth

Raquel Davies | November 12, 2013


$14 million


    Morris L. Chestnut


    January 1, 1969




    6 feet tall and 217lbs

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    Brett Norensberg at The Gersh Agency


Morris Chestnut has an estimated net worth of  $14 million

Morris Chestnut is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $14 million. He is 6’0″ and weighs 217 pounds. Morris Chestnut was born January 1, 1969 in Cerritos, California. Little is known about his early or personal life. Chestnut admitted in a 2001 interview with Essence magazine that he does not take interest in being interviewed. He prefers to keep his private life under wraps. What is known is that Chestnut graduated from Richard Gahr High School in 1986. Afterwards, he went on to study finance and drama at California State University, Northridge.

After college, Chestnut worked on becoming a professional actor. His first professional gig was playing the role of Jadon on an episode of Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series (1990). The following year Chestnut was cast as Ricky Baker in John Singleton’s feature film Boyz n the Hood (1991). For the next couple of years, Chestnut made guest appearances on various television shows and appeared in films like Under Siege 2 (1995), Higher Learning (1995), and G.I. Jane (1997).

Towards the end of the nineties, Hollywood began to produce more movies that explored the African-American plight in relationships, friendships, and life overall. This made Morris the ideal actor to cast. In 1999, Chestnut starred in The Best Man alongside Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, and Sanna Lathan. He played the role of a Lance Sullivan, a football player preparing for his wedding. The Best Man performed well in theaters and received positive reviews. For his performance as Lance Sullivan, Chestnut received a NAACP Image Award nomination.

After his breakout role, Chestnut landed roles in films like The Brothers (2001), Two Can PlayThat GAme (2001), Half Past Dead (2002), The Game Plan (2007), The Perfect Holiday (2007), Think Like A Man (2012), Identity Thief (2013), The Call (2013), and many more films. He has reprised the rile of Lance Sullivan for The Best Man Sequel, The Best Man Holiday is slated to be released November 15, 2013. Chestnut has two children, Grant and Paige, with his wife of eighteen years, Pam Byse.

Morris Chestnut has an enough net worth to buy:

1. 233,333.3 Syma Toy Helicopters ($60 each)

2. 466,666.7 MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Powders ($30 each)

3. 52,044.6 Mozaic Full Size Futon Mattresses ($269 each)

Morris Chestnut has enough net worth to give everyone in Cambodia $1. 

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Written by Raquel Davies

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