Forest Whitaker biography

Forest Whitaker

Actor, Film actor

1961 –

50 Views

Who is Forest Whitaker?

Forest Steven Whitaker is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Battlefield Earth, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, for his work in direct-to-video films and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series The Shield. Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Forest Whitaker." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 24 Nov. 2020. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/forest_whitaker>.


We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Jul 15, 1961
Longview
Also known as
  • Forest Steven Whitaker
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
  • Igbo people
  • Akan people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California
    ( - 1982)
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Drama Studio London
  • New York University
  • Palisades Charter High School
Lived in
  • Longview
  • Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Discuss this Forest Whitaker biography with the community:

0 Comments