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Profession: Actor, Film Producer, Film Director, Musician
Date of Birth: Jul 15, 1961
Nicknames: Forest Steven Whitaker, Whitaker, Forest
Height: 1.88 m
Ethnicity: African American, Igbo people, Akan people
Country: United States of America
Forest Whitaker was born in Texas and has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars. An, actor, director, and producer, Forest Whitaker has received critical acclaim for his performances in such films as "Bird', "Ghost Dog", and his Academy Award-winning performance as Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland", as well as numerous television roles. He directed the hit films, "Waiting to Exhale" and "Hope Floats", and has produced various series.
Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the gritty, award-winning television series, The Shield. Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. Whitaker has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas, and his family moved to South Central Los Angeles when he was four. His father, Forest Whitaker, Jr., was an insurance salesman and the son of novelist Forest Whitaker, Sr. His mother, Laura Francis (n'ee Smith), was a special education teacher who put herself through college and earned two Masters degrees while raising her children. Whitaker has two younger brothers, Kenn and Damon, and an older sister, Deborah.
As a teenager, Whitaker commuted from Carson to wealthy Palisades High School on LA's West Side. There, he was all-league defensive tackle on the football team quarterbacked by Jay Schroeder, a future NFL player. While in high school, he also took voice lessons, performed in musicals, and caught the "acting bug"; his first role as an actor was the lead in Dylan Thomas' play, Under Milk Wood. Whitaker graduated from "Pali High" in 1979.
Whitaker then attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) on a football scholarship, but due to a debilitating back injury, he changed his major to music (voice). He toured England with the Cal Poly Chamber Singers in 1980. While still at Cal Poly, he briefly changed his major to drama. He was accepted to the Music Conservatory at the University of Southern California to study opera as a tenor, and subsequently was accepted into the University's Drama Conservatory. He graduated from USC in 1982. He also earned a scholarship to the Berkeley, Californ

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Posted: March 26, 2015, 12:53 pm

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The film, directed by Rick Famuyiwa and produced by Forest Whitaker, Pharell Williams and Sean "Diddy" Combs, made a big splash at Sundance earlier this year, where it was picked up by Open Road Films. Daily News film critic Joe Neumaier called it one of ...
Posted: March 26, 2015, 12:00 pm

Forest Whitaker to Speak March 25

On Wednesday, March 25, world-renowned actor, producer and engaged humanitarian Forest Whitaker will speak for the fourth annual “Truth Be Told” event. The “Truth Be Told” speaker series is organized by the Delta Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha ...
Posted: March 23, 2015, 10:29 am
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