Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
Real Name/Full Name Forest Steven Whitaker
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Forest Whitaker
Birth Place: Longview, Texas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 July 1961
Age/How Old: 62 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 92 Kg
In Pounds – 203 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Forest E. Whitaker Jr.
Mother – Laura Francis
Siblings: Two brothers: Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker, Elder sister: Deborah Whitaker
School: Palisades Charter High School
College: California State Polytechnic University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Keisha Nash (m. 1996)
Kids/Children Name: Sonnet Whitaker, True Whitaker, Ocean Alexander, and Autumn Whitaker
Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Television actor
Net Worth: $35 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Forest Steven Whitaker is an American actor. Along with acting, he is also into the production and direction of films. His skills have no bounds as he is also an advocate of Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations have appointed this. He was also the creator of the honorary entitled chief for the Imo State of Nigeria.

Well, how well do you know about Forest Whitaker? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Forest Whitaker’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Forest Whitaker to date.

Biography and Early Life

Forest Steven Whitaker was born on the 15th of the month of July in the year 1961. His birthplace in Longview, Texas. He is the son of Laura Francis and Forest E. Whitaker Jr. His mother Laura, was a special education teacher. She completed her college when he was raising her children. Not only that but also she managed to achieve two master’s degrees during that time.

His father was an insurance salesman and considered his work very seriously. His parents were from different descents. Along with him, his family migrated to Carson, California, when he was just four years by age. He has two brothers Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker, and an elder sister, Deborah Whitaker.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Forest Whitaker in 2024, and what is his height and weight? Well, Forest Whitaker’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 19th April 2024 having been born on 15 July 1961. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 203 lbs in Pound and 92kg in Kilograms.


Whitaker started his education at Palisades Charter High School. He was also a strong member of the football team in school. Added to this, he was also a choir singer. In the year 1979, Whitaker graduated from there, further joining California State Polytechnic University located at Pomona. He earned a football scholarship, and this was the reason behind his joining.

He had a back injury, which completely changed his field. He had to switch from major to music just because of circumstances. Along with Cal Poly Chamber Singers, Whitaker went on a tour to England in the year 1980. Being in Cal Poly, Whitaker tried his hand in drama.

Furthermore, Whitaker shifted to the Thornton School of Music. This was at the University of Southern California. He wanted to study opera as a tenor. Meanwhile, he found that the university’s Drama Conservatory approved of him. In the year 1982, he graduated from there with a degree in acting. There is much more to add to his education as he kept on increasing his degrees.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Forest Whitaker With Wife Keisha Nash
Forest Whitaker With Wife Keisha Nash

Whitaker met Keisha Nash, an actress, on the set of Blown Away. Soon they found that they were getting closely associated with each other. In the year 1996, they decided to get married. They were also graced with four children. The two of them have two daughters and a son. S

onnet Whitaker and True Whitaker are his daughters while and his son Ocean Alexander is also their child. He also had a daughter from his previous relationship, whose name is Autumn Whitaker. But this didn’t go on for long, and the two of them decided to get their divorce done in the month of December in the year 2018.

Is Forest Whitaker Gay?

He was married to Keisha and also had children. He is not known to have any romantic relationship with a guy both before and after marriage. He has not also confessed about anything as such, and also there are no such rumors either which suggests so. So his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Whitaker is an extremely talented individual. Some of his best works include The Last King of Scotland, Panic Room, The Experiment, Repo Men, and many more. He is into acting for a long time, and his works are always appreciable.

Apart from acting, he has also been into producing and directing. He is very specific about his work, and therefore he was also successfully being a director. This was followed by television acting as well. There have been many instances where he was in a television show. There were also some other projects where he participated and performed really well. He has also done theatre for a long time.


He has won various awards, and his works have always been appreciated. Some of his achieved awards are enlisted as follows:

  • Academy Award for Best Actor in Leading Role.
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in the Leading Role
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Forest  Whitaker in 2024

Forest Whitaker Net Worth
Forest Whitaker Net Worth

$35 million is the net worth owned by Forest Whitaker as of 2024. He is quite well at his work, and therefore it’s a sure thing that he will increase his net worth even more in the upcoming days by working in some movies or television shows.

Whitaker has always been a talented person. His work has been admired by his fans all over the world. This will continue even more because he has always been a great actor, director, producer, and theatre actor. He has started his career in film a long time, and he has never disappointed his fans.


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