Morris Chestnut Reveals To Essence's Magazine The Secret Of His Staying Power Inside Hollywood
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Of His Staying Power Inside Hollywood
that for the bulk of the '90s, there simply were not enough good roles for talented African-American actors.
After making an impressive debut as Ricky in John Singleton's Boyz 'N the Hood, Chestnut spent several years wallowing in television, appearing in made-for-TV movies and doomed series.
Morris chestnut recently sat down with Essence Magazine to discuss his secrets behind his power in staying in Hollywood.
"In 1991 Morris Chestnut stirred emotions as college-bound jock Ricky in Boyz N the Hood.
Although Ricky never made it out of the ’hood, Chestnut went on to become one of Hollywood's most beloved and hardworking leading men.
Now poised for another milestone in his career, the seasoned actor takes the lead in Fox's new medical drama, Rosewood (premiering September 23), playing a charismatic, free-spirited pathologist for hire.
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"The audience wanted Ricky to make it and Lance [from The Best Man Holiday] to score that touchdown and get home to be with his wife."
At 46 the ageless hunk is keeping his hustle at full throttle: Chestnut also returns to the big screen this month, starring in The Perfect Guy alongside Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy, as one third of a chilling love triangle.
"I'm here right now because of God, my family and my fans," he says. With so much gratitude, talent—and those looks to boot—it's no wonder we remain under his spell."