How Morris Chestnut Has Evolved as an Actor –
Morris Chestnut is living proof that when your Plan A doesn’t pan out, Plan B might not be so bad. When a career in sports didn’t end up paying his way through college, Morris looked elsewhere for his next field to play in. For him, acting became a natural next step. It’s been nearly 25 years since we were first introduced to Ricky Baker, star running back for Crenshaw High School, in the award-winning John Singleton film Boyz n the Hood. After bursting onto the scene in that impressive debut, Chestnut has garnered various roles in television and film, from Patti LaBelle’s television series Out All Night, The Best Man films with Nia Long and Taye Diggs, The Game Plan with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, to the star-studded ensemble film Think Like A Man, to name a mere few. While he may have stumbled into acting, he now stands pretty firm in his career.
This fall you’ll be able to see Morris each week as a Miami pathologist, Dr. Rosewood, who teams up with a private detective, played by Jaina Ortiz, to help solve the city’s most challenging cases using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.