MORRIS CHESTNUT (Officer Phillips) is in high demand for leading roles in major motion pictures, having starred in films such as Think Like a Man (Kevin Hart), Not Easily Broken (Taraji Henson), The Game Plan (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and Ladder 49 (with John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix).
Born in Cerritos, California, the athletic actor grew up playing sports and attended college at Cal State Los Angeles before entering the film business in 1990 with a small role in Freddy's Nightmares. This led him to a memorable co-starring role as high school football player, Ricky Baker, in director John Singleton's acclaimed Boyz n the Hood, a part that brought the actor into mainstream Hollywood stardom.
Among his many credits are the films The Cave, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Like Mike, The Last Boy Scout, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, G.I. Jane, The Best Man, The Brothers, Breaking All the Rules, Confidence, Two Can Play That Game, G.I. Jane, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, and The Inkwell.
Recent and upcoming theatrical releases for Morris Chestnut include Identity Thief (Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman), and Kick-Ass 2 (Jim Carrey) and the highly anticipated sequel to his starring role in The Best Man. Television-wise he stars in the new season of Showtime's critically-acclaimed "Nurse Jackie."
He has also appeared on numerous television series such as "American Horror Story," "V," and "C-16: FBI."