Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. He has been known to study characters for movies like Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for playing Jon Kavanaugh on The Shield. Whitaker won an Academy Award for playing Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. Whitaker has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
Forest Steven Whitaker
July 15, 1961
|Alma mater||Cal Poly Pomona, University of Southern California, Drama Studio London, New York University|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director|
|Spouse(s)||Keisha Nash (1996–present)|
- "In general, he rules." The Boston Globe. October 1, 2006.
- "Forest Whitaker: The King Of The Oscars?" CBS News. February 4, 2007.
- Sternbergh, Adam. "Out of the Woods: How Forest Whitaker escaped his career slump." New York. January 9, 2006.