Morris Chestnut attends the "The Leading Man" panel discussion during the 2014 American Black Film Festival at Metropolitan Pavilion on June 20, 2014 in New York City

Actor Morris Chestnut is 47

A page to get motivated, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – André Gide

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Jan. 1: Rapper Grandmaster Flash is 58. Actor Morris Chestnut is 47. Actor Verne Troyer (“Austin Powers”) is 47.

BLACK HISTORY

Jan. 1 1808: January 1, 1808, the federal law prohibiting the importation of African slaves went into effect.