Biography - A Short Wiki
Below is all you want to know about Forest Whitaker's family, spouse, height, weight, and more!
From capturing our hearts with his emotional performance in the 1995 movie “Smoke” to giving us the bad guy creeps in the 2002 thriller “Panic Room,” Forest Whitaker has done it all. This versatile actor has touched all the genres he possibly could, and recently his portrayal of Zuri in the 2018 movie “Black Panther” was much lauded.
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Forest Whitaker made his film debut at the age of 21 in the 1982 comedy movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” in a supporting role, but it was only in 1988 that he bagged his first lead role starring as musician Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker in the movie “Bird.”
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Keisha Nash Whitaker (m. 1996)|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Ocean Whitaker, True Whitaker, Autumn Whitaker, Sonnet Noel Whitaker)|
Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Forest Steven Whitaker III|
|Age (as of today)||62 years|
|Date of Birth||July 15, 1961|
|Place of Birth||Longview, Texas, United States|
|Height||1.88 m, 6 feet 2 inches|
|Weight||75 kg, 165.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$45 million|
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Producer|
Height, Weight, and Age
Forest Whitaker's height is quite tall measuring 1.88 m. Boasting a weight of 75 kg. Being born on July 15, 1961, translates to an age of 62 years as of todays date (July 23, 2023).
You have to ask if the country would have been ready for Barack Obama if we hadn’t been prepared by Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. If they hadn’t already been in positions of enormous power and influence – secretary of state, secretary of defence – you know what I mean?Forest Whitaker
You try to pull away the experiences until you get to the core of humanity, and you find that light that exists in everybody. It’s that light that I’m searching for in all of my work – is that connective thing, that ether that enters all of us – you know what I mean? That’s a part of God.Forest Whitaker
As an actor, I’ve always wanted to do characters that would help me find my connection with others and connect all of us together. You always want the energy of the character, the spirit of the person, to enter you. I’ve been doing this for 26 years and some of the things I’ve done are always with me.Forest Whitaker
I’ve had many incidents in my life of racism. I’ve been thrown on the ground. I’ve been frisked. I’ve been arrested so many times I couldn’t tell you. I have no need to talk about it.Forest Whitaker
In a lot of films, they’re showing more complete, developed characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The larger concern is to be able to tastefully explore the stereotypes, and still move past them to see the core of people.Forest Whitaker