July 15, 1961
62 years old
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
92 kg | 203 lbs
46 in | 117 cm
11 US | 44 EU
40 in | 102 cm
Forest Steven Whitaker III was born in Longview, Texas, United States, on July 15, 1961, is an American actor.
Young Forest Whitaker first started his career as a singer, he toured England with the Cal Poly Chamber Singers in 1980.
He made his acting debut in a play "Under Milk Wood".
He made his big screen debut in action thriller movie Tag: The Assassination Game (1982) in role as Gowdy's Bodyguard, at the age of 21.
He got his television debut in CBS sitcom Making the Grade (1982) in episode "Marriage David Style".
Forest's breakthrough performance came as Edward Garlick in comedy drama war film Good Morning Vietnam (1987).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Hughie" (2016) in role as Erie Smith, at the Booth Theatre.
He made his theatrical feature film directorial debut with comedy romance Waiting to Exhale (1995).
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Forest Whitaker is 62 years old.
Forest Whitaker net worth is around 30 million dollars.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role as Idi Amin in historical drama film The Last King of Scotland (2006).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama and won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Charlie "Bird" Parker in biographical film Bird (1988).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role as Colonel MacKenzie "Mac" Casey in political thriller film The Enemy Within (1994).
He won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama for his role as Nate Pope in romantic fantasy drama movie Phenomenon (1996).
He was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Burnham in thriller film Panic Room (2002).
He was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Captain Ed Ramey in psychological thriller film Phone Booth (2002).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role as Marcus Clay in drama movie Deacons for Defense (2003).
He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his role as Carter in crime drama film American Gun (2005).
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as James L. Farmer, Sr. in biographical drama movie The Great Debaters (2007).
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Titus "Tick" Wills in sports drama film Southpaw (2015).
He won the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Cecil Gaines historical drama movie The Butler (2013).
He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Zuri in superhero movie Black Panther (2018).
He was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Voice Performance for his voice role as Ira in fantasy adventure drama film Where the Wild Things Are (2009).
Platoon (1986) drama action as Harold "Big Harold"
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) epic space opera in role as Saw Gerrera
Johnny Handsome (1989) crime drama as Dr. Steven Fisher
Arrival (2016) science fiction drama as Colonel Weber
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) crime action as "Ghost Dog"
Bloodsport (1988) martial arts as CID Agent Rawlins
Street Kings (2008) crime thriller as Captain Jack Wander
Repo Men (2010) science fiction action thriller as Jake Freivald
Taken 3 (2014) action thriller as Inspector Frank Dotzler
City of Lies (2018) drama thriller as Jack Jackson
Sorry to Bother You (2018) science fiction dark comedy as First Equisapien / Demarius
Finding Steve McQueen (2019) heist thriller as Howard Lambert
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) musical as Jeronicus Jangle
Respect (2021) drama as C. L. Franklin
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Curtis Ames in NBC medical drama television series ER (2006-2007).
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh in FX crime drama television The Shield (2006-2007).
The Twilight Zone (2002–2003) anthology series as narrator and on-screen host
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011) CBS police procedural drama series as Sam Cooper
Roots (2016) miniseries as Henry (Fiddler)
He voiced Saw Gerrera in animated series Star Wars Rebels (2017).
Empire (2017) Fox musical drama series as Eddie Barker
He was nominated for the BET Award for Best Actor and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Bumpy Johnson in Epix crime drama series Godfather of Harlem (2019-2023)
Andor (2022) Disney+ series as Saw Gerrera
Graduated from Palisades Charter High School in 1979.
Graduated from University of Southern California (1982), with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting.
Studied acting at Drama Studio London.
Studied at the New York University‘s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Has two younger brothers: Kenn, Damon and older sister, Deborah.
Has African American ancestry.
Has a black belt in Kenpo Karate.
He suffers from a hereditary condition known as Ptosis, also known as lazy eye.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in 2007.
He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2004.
He is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation.
He is a vegetarian.
Featured in music videos for T.I. "Live in the Sky" (2006) and Bring Me the Horizon "In the Dark" (2019).
He directed music video for Whitney Houston "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" (1995).
He voiced Saw Gerrera in video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019), also likeness and motion capture
Received honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from University of Southern California in 2018.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
He was married to actress Keisha Nash (1994-2018), they have two daughters: Sonnet, True and one son, Sergio Hyatt also one daughter, Autumn from Keisha’s previous relationship.