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Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1961
Place of Birth Longview, Texas
Age 59 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
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Forest Whitaker

Forest Steven Whitaker is an American actor, producer and director. He is also a supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations. Whitaker is best known for his extensive character research work for films like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bird, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler, and Arrival. He has also appeared in blockbusters such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Saw Gerrera and Black Panther as Zuri. With his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, Whitaker won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Prize, the Golden Globe Award, the Judging Council Award. National, Screen Actors Association Awards and awards from various groups of critics for a live performance performance.

Born Forest Steven Whitaker, July 15, 1961, Longview, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Cal Poly Pomona, University of Southern California, New York University, Drama Studio London
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1981–present
Children 4
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About Forest Whitaker

Best Actor Oscar winner for his portrayal of dictator Idi Amin in 2006's The Last King of Scotland. His other notable films include Battlefield Earth, Taken 3, Rogue One and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.

Forest Whitaker before fame

In high school, he was a member of the football team alongside future NFL player, Jay Schroeder.

Achievement of Forest Whitaker

He was in The Great Debaters, he played a rogue cop in Street Kings, and he also acted opposite Jude Law in Repo Men.

Forest Whitaker family life

He married actress Keisha Nash in 1996 and they have four children.

Associations of Forest Whitaker

Before his death, Frank Zappa worked with him.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Forest Whitaker

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Association Award Winner
  • Alumni of Drama Studio London
  • Winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Actor
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Alumni
  • Winner of the Golden Globe Award (film) Best Dramatic Actor
  • Oscar for best actor
  • Alumni of USC School of Theater Arts
  • Texas film directors
  • African-American film producers
  • Outstanding performance by a cast in a film won the Actors Association Award
  • Director of Los Angeles
  • African-American director
  • Male actor from Texas
  • California film producer
  • Los Angeles businessman

Latest information about Forest Whitaker updated on June 14 2021.