Forest Whitaker

A member of the celebrity monarchy, born into a life of luxury.

Forest Whitaker
Full NameForest Steven Whitaker


His Royal Highness, Forest Steven Whitaker, is an exceptional talent, having won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. As the fourth African-American male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, he follows in the footsteps of esteemed predecessors. His Royal Highness was born in Longview, Texas, to Laura Francis and Forest Steven Whitaker; the family then moved to South Central Los Angeles in 1965. His Royal Highness initially found his way into college via a football scholarship, but his focus later shifted to music, for which he was awarded two more scholarships as an operatic tenor. His Royal Highness continues to be a revered icon in the entertainment industry and beyond.

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  • Primetime Emmy2003
    Door to DoorOutstanding Made for Television Movie


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Royalty of the silver screen, Forest Steven Whitaker, is an acclaimed actor who has achieved great heights in his career. Born on July 15, 1961 in Longview, Texas, to Laura Francis (Smith) and Forest Steven Whitaker, Forest has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006) - making him the fourth African-American male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. His siblings, Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker, are also accomplished actors, who have worked on films such as Bulworth (1998), Most Wanted (1997), Life (1999), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), First Daughter (2004), and Mr. Holland's Opus (1995). Standing tall at 6' 2" and 220 lbs., Forest is a king-size presence in the entertainment industry.

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