Forest Whitaker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Mar, 2019
Facts of Forest Whitaker
Date of Birth: 1961 , July-15
Age: 60 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Forest Whitaker
Birth Name Forest Steven Whitaker
Father Forest Steven Jr.
Mother Laura Francis Smith
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Longview, Texas
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 40 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 100 kg
Married Yes
Married to Keisha Nash Whitaker (m. 1996)
Children Ocean Whitaker, Sonnet Noel Whitaker, True Whitaker, Autumn Whitaker
Education University of Southern California
Awards Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor
Movies The Butler 2013
TV Show Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Siblings Damon Whitaker , Kenn Whitaker
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Forest Whitaker is considered as one of the leading figures in the field of acting. His portrayal of dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland earned him worldwide recognition winning him an Academy Award. He is also known for his work in Bird, Ghost Dog, and The Butler. 

Early Life, Bio, And Family Of Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker was born with his birth name as Forest Steven Whitaker III on July 15, 1961. Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas of United States. Whitaker and his family moved to Carson City across California when he was just 4 years old in his age. The name of his father is Forest Steven Jr.

His father was professionally working as a salesman of insurance. Forest mother was an education teacher whose name is Francis and he is the master’s degree holder of 2 subjects in major and the mother of 2 children. He has two brothers named Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker

Forest joined the University of South California for his early education. Later on, he graduated in 1982 and he was the scholarship holder of the Drama Studio of London. He was also the degree holder of Study within Peace and Reconciliation and he studied the relative subject from New York University.

Forest Whitaker's Professional Career 

Right after his completion of graduation, Forest Whitaker moved towards the film industry for his professional career and with his role as high school player in the year 1982 made him to the remarkable step for his success towards the industry. This was in the film made coming-of-age teen-retrospective.

By the profession, Whitaker is an actor as well as producer active within the television industry who is active from the past 1982 till the present context with his great effort and dedication. His work with many movies and television made him earn various awards and titles liked Academy award, Screen Actors Guild Award and another similar award due to his progress. 

Forest Whitaker's Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source Of Income

With his expanding illustrious acting career, Forest Whitaker has worked in numerous movies and TV Series. His estimated net worth as per celebrity net worth is around $40 million. 

Forest Whitaker's Wife, Son, And Affair

Forest Whitaker is very good going within his relationship journey. With his long term girlfriend Keisha Whitaker on May 4, 1996. The actor got married later on and declared her as his official spouse. Keisha and Forest got married in the year 1996 and till the present journey, there is no any statement they have passed to the media mentioning to get a divorce from the couple. Forest is the parents of 4 children by now.

Keisha and Forest met for the first time within the set of Blown Away and from the very moment they were close and attracted with each other. He has 3 daughters and 1 son as his children whose names are Sonnet, true, Ocean and Autumn.

The actor in late 2018, filed for divorce from his wife Keisha. The couple has been sharing the same marriage journey since 1996. Their divorce is yet to be finalized. 

There are from his previous relationship which he has not mentioned clearly by now. 

Forest Whitaker's Age, Height, Eye, And Other Facts 

  • Forest Whitaker' age as of 2019 is 57 years. 
  • Whitaker's height: he stands at 6' 2" (1.88 m). 
  • Whitaker's eye: He has a dropping eye on one side of his face due to his genetic condition as his father had the same condition.
  • Forest belongs to American nationality and his ethnicity is mixed.