Morris Chestnut has enjoyed tremendous critical and commercial success as a film and television star for more than two decades. He is best known for his memorable roles in films such as BOYZ IN THE HOOD, THE BROTHERS, THE PERFECT HOLIDAY, THINK LIKE A MAN, and the commercially and critically acclaimed THE BEST MAN and its successful sequel THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY.
He is currently preparing to join the cast of the FOX drama THE RESIDENT as Dr. Barrett Cain, an intimidating neurosurgeon who believes himself to be a supermanphysician, capable of curing crippling diseases. He’s charming when he wants to be, bututterly ruthless in his quest for money and power.
Last season Chestnut starred in the NBC drama, THE ENEMY WITHIN. He portrayed FBI Agent Will Keaton who turns to a former CIA Operative (Jennifer Carpenter) now jailed and known as the most notorious traitor in American history for help in solving crimes.
Chestnut starred in the Fox series Rosewood, a drama centered on a pathologist who teams up with the Miami police to help solve the city’s most challenging cases. For his performance, Chestnut received his fourth NAACP Image Award nomination in thecategory of Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.
Chestnut most recent films include Screen Gems WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, SonyPictures THE PERFECT GUY and opposite Robert De Niro in the heist thriller film BUS 657.
He starred opposite Halle Berry in TriStar Pictures THE CALL, which became a surprisecritical and commercial success. That same year, he also starred in Universal Pictures’summer action film, KICK ASS 2, opposite Jim Carrey and Chloe Grace Moretz, and thestudio’s tent pole summer comedy IDENTITY THIEF, opposite Melissa McCarthy.
He reprised his role as Lance in Universal Pictures THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY. The film opened with $17 million during its first weekend, the fifth-largest opening for an R- rated romantic comedy, the second-highest opening for an urban romantic comedy, and the sixth-biggest opening for an urban-themed film overall. Chestnut received anNAACP Image Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance.
His television credits include memorable roles on the TNT show LEGENDS oppositeSean Bean, FXS first season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Amazon’s GOLIATHopposite Billy Bob Thornton and Showtime’s critically acclaimed series NURSE JACKIE, which earned him the 2014 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Dr. Prentiss.