Morris Chestnut's Height
5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as The Best Man, Boyz n The Hood, The Brothers, The Perfect Guy, The Call, Like Mike and Ladder 49. In June 2004 issue of Vibe he mentioned on being asked, "What do you hear most from your female fans when they see you in public?" he responded "That I'm not as tall as they thought I was. They see you on the big screen and think you're six-foot-four. I'm six feet even. I guess they're disappointed, but it doesn't bother me."
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 10.81in (179.9cm)
Alex said on 26/Jun/17
He's most likely 5' 10" "in bed." When he states he's 6' even, he's technically not lying. I'm 5'9"+ and with any footwear, even wearing $2 flip-flops from Old Navy, I'm 5' 10" or taller. Or, I'm sure after getting up in the morning, he's technically taller than 5'10".
So in truth, he's most likely he's 5'10" when laying prone in bed!
Richardspain said on 1/May/17
He looks 6'1 or 185cm on the big screen
said on 11/Sep/16
Daniel Dae Kim must be in lifts or Morris is dropping major height , If anything Morris looks minimum 5 ft 11 , here with 5'10 Cuba Good Jr.
Shredder said on 8/Sep/16
This guy isn't 5'10 flat , no way.
said on 8/Sep/16
I'm having a hard time with this one. Here he is with 5'7.75" Daniel Dae Kim. Even if Chestnut were to straighten up, it's hard seeing this as even 2" differences, let alone what the difference is currently listed.
I'm thinking he's more a flat 5'10".
Editor Rob: I'd watched something a while ago with him in it and did still think he could be 179 range, I'm not sure he is just 178cm, not seen enough yet for that.
Parkrec said on 24/Apr/16
He looks nowhere near 6-0-6-1 in Boyz in the Hood.
He looks his listed height of 5-10.5 at best here next to the 5-9 Max Cuba Gooding.
bobby3342 said on 26/Nov/15
morris looks like he has an inch on sean bean in legends but there listed the same. maybe he is 5 11, or so ? m c is definatly taller than sean bean (Legends)
said on 8/Aug/15
SO is MC this tall with shoes on? Please guys can u help me with this I can't tell. I know a lot of people get listed with the shoes on but I'm not sure.
[Editor Rob: without shoes.]
said on 21/Dec/14
Rob, is 180cm possible?
[Editor Rob: sometimes he might look near it]
Doc Hollywood Hustle said on 24/Jun/14
I was with Morris Chesnut in 2008 at the Detroit Auto show I was standing next to him and he look about 5 8 or 5 9 when I was talking to him and I'm a solid 5 11 and I was looking down on him but I d
id have some big block gators on also but even with those I still see 5 10 not alone 6ft
cole said on 1/Jun/14
Looked shorter than Harold Perrineau in 'The Best Man Holiday', certainly not taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/13
"A tall and handsome black actor..."
I died right there
said on 1/Dec/13
He's one of those solid 5'10" guys who can pull off looking taller because of physique. Anyone who watched him on V knows that given slight footwear advantage/disadvantage on any one episode, he and Joel Gretsch were very similar in height:
MrTBlack said on 29/Nov/13
He wears nikes in boyz in da hood making him appear 6'-6'1" however, one resume he was listed as 5'11.5" so he probably rounded up from that claim. But this listing looks close to accurate.
chrisss said on 17/Sep/13
Looks like 5'10, never looked 6'0,
thc said on 24/Aug/13
wow, i thought this guy was 6-6'1
LG69 said on 29/Jan/12
Has always looked 6' even. At the very least he is 5'11.5".
Pimp 6 feet 7 inches said on 28/Dec/11
Are this guy insane? 6 4? Who the hell thought he was this height. 5 11 at max.
lorne said on 23/Oct/11
Pathetic. If he wasn't "bothered" by it, he wouldn't be claiming 6ft when he's lucky to be 5'10. WTF is wrong with people???
jake, 1.82 m said on 15/Sep/11
I'd say he's 5ft10 flat.
Katie said on 10/Aug/11
We dated and he is at least 6'0"
Viper said on 22/May/11
LOL, Taye Diggs is 5-7
nycqtnva said on 20/May/11
I just met him after a play he did in VA...and although he is extremely handsome...he's also short...at least for me. I am about 5'9 without heels, which I was not wearing, and standing near him at most Morris is 5'8...being very generous.
Lovely said on 30/Apr/11
My Mama Said Hes Too Fine to Be Five Ten!!
said on 4/Feb/11
He has to be 5'10". I just saw this photo of the cast of the Best Man and he's the same size like the guy on the left, Taye Diggs, and Taye Diggs is 5'10" as well.
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da_truth said on 11/Jan/11
5'10" maybe 5'9.5" - on the Best Man, he was constantly about 2 inches taller sometimes a little less with Taye Diggs & about same height or half inch less than Harold Perrineau & about 1.5 inches shorter than Terrence Howard
Anonymous said on 3/Nov/10
Morris Chestnut is about 5'7". I was right behind him at a club in D.C., and he was shorter than me at 5"8" with short heels on. Also, I went to Junior High School and college with Taraji P. Henson, who he starred with in "Not Easily Broken" and he is not much taller than her; she is around 5'5".
Anonymous said on 1/Oct/07
If The Rock's 6'3, then I would say the 5'11-5'11.5 is a good estimate for this guy after watching the game plan....
vibe98 said on 23/Aug/07
Watching him and Cuba Gooding Jr in Boys in the Hood, they appear to be around the same height. Cuba I believe is listed on this site as being 5'10.
B serious said on 7/Aug/07
I had to revisit this page after watching The Best Man. Mr. Editor, what's with the long-winded discussions on Ray Lewis on the Mo C'nut's page? Seems a little out of proportion as a reference point.
Anyway, we really need to be careful how far we downgrade one individual to prove our selective points, because we stand to lose credibility on other points. If C'nuts is 5'8" like some have said, what does that make Taye Diggs, who is clearly shorter than him and is listed at 5'8"? And how could any of them sky over Nia Long in heels if they are shrinking and she is listed at 5'2"? Morris Chestnut does not have the industry power to pull of a Tom Cruise and would be a difficult leading man cast if he was THAT short. Poor posture may hurt the tape measure, but truly small guys would never slouch. I think his height is rightly listed here.
Viper said on 25/May/07
A 6-0 guy cannot look 5-8, even with a horrible slouch.
Trey said on 24/May/07
I've met him, he's six feet I think, although he slouches alot.
Viper said on 15/May/07
How could a 5-8 guy get listed at 6-3 anyway?
Viper said on 15/May/07
How tall did the Rock look to you?
A.J. said on 15/May/07
I was extra in the movie game plan and was on the field with Morris Chestnut. I'm 6'2 and I say he's lucky if he 5'8. No where near 6 feet
Markiss said on 22/Feb/07
5'8?... your mom is quite mistaken
So in the film Breakin' all the Rules...i guess jamie foxx is wat..5'5-5'6??...
please try again
bunnie69 said on 29/Jul/06
my mom met him and she said that he looked like he was only 5'8 so i don't believe this site
Viper652 said on 9/Mar/06
Hmm, there have been a lot of sightings of him in the 5-10 range. Its possible. No way is he only 5-8 though. But I still dont think Jamie Foxx is above 5-8 at all.
trueheight said on 7/Mar/06
you should change to 5'10, just watch boyz in the hood