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He Plays a lot of Videogames and Poker: 8 Things You May Not Know about Morris Chestnut

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You saw Morris Chestnut give an amazing performance in his recent appearance in the popular film, “Best Man Holiday.”  You might have respected him for his acting skills for decades, but do you really know him like you think you do?  Here are a few facts about Morris that you may or may not know:

1)      He is now 44 years old, born in Cerritos, California.

2)      He studied Finance and drama at California State University.

3)      His first professional acting gig was a role as Jadon in Freddy’s Nightmares:  A Nightmare on Elm Street.

4)      His first role in a feature film was when he played Ricky Baker in the classic film, “Boyz in the Hood” in 1991.

5)      In 1998, he won the Madden Bowl videogame competition and has a sponsorship agreement with Fulltilt Poker

6)      Chestnut won an NAACP image award for her performance in “The Best Man,” released in 1999, although his image was that of a cheating, violent and angry professional athlete.

7)      He has done three movies with Steven Seagal: Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), Half Past Dead (2002) and Prince of Pistols (2008)

8)      In 1995, Chestnut married Pamela Byse.  They have two children: A boy and girl, Grant and Paige, born in 1997 and 1998, respectively.   He also has a son from a previous relationship.