Forest Whitaker

American actor, producer, director, and activist

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,[1][2] and for playing Jon Kavanaugh on The Shield.[3] 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 Whitaker
Forest Whitaker, February 2009
Forest Steven Whitaker

(1961-07-15) July 15, 1961 (age 61)
Alma materCal Poly Pomona, University of Southern California, Drama Studio London, New York University
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Keisha Nash (1996–present)


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