MORRIS CHESTNUT most recently starred in the hit film, "The Best
Man," which garnered him an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Actor in
a Motion Picture. Chestnut made his feature film debut in John Singleton's
acclaimed "Boyz 'N the Hood" as Ricky Baker, the promising young
athlete whose life is tragically cut short by gang violence. Since his
impressive debut his other credits include Ridley Scott's "GI Jane"
with Demi Moore and "Under Siege II: Dark Territory" with Steven
His television credits include "The Ernest Green Story," "Out All
Night" with Patti LaBelle and as a series regular on the ABC drama,
"C-16." Chestnut will also reprise the role of a hospital employee on
"ER" that began with a guest appearance last year.
Chestnut can be seen in Showtime's "The Killing Fields" as Bernard
Stroble, an inmate on trial for the murders of two fellow prisoners during the
prison's 1972 riots. The true story takes place during his 1974 trial and
focuses on his relationship with his legendary defense attorney, Ernest Goodman
(Alan Alda), and Stroble's decision to act as his own co-council.
Chestnut will be seen next in the Screen Gems release "How To Make Your
Man Behave" with Vivica A. Fox Fall 2001.
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