Forest Whitaker is a professional actor, director, and producer. Whitaker has been starred in different roles in the movies include The Cry Game, Platoon, Bird, ghost dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Butler, Arrival and the Great Debaters. He honors with the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for the movie The Last King of Scotland released on 2006. Later, he received National Board of Review Award along with Screen Actors Guide Award for the same movie. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Forest Whitaker in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Forest Whitaker was born on July 15, 1961, in California. His father Laura Francis served as a teacher who stays in the college to receive the master’s degree in their childhood. He has completed his schooling from Palisades Character High School and played football for the team. After an injury, he left playing football and moved his interest in music. He joined the University of Southern California while accepted by Music Conservatory.
Forest Whitaker was married to Keisha Nash Whitaker in 1996 and living happily. He didn’t notice while having any relationship with other females and not even revealed about his crush.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Forest started his career in the field of acting and appeared in the movie Fast Time at Ridgemont High as a football player for the high school. He was noticed in The Color of Money and also presented in Platoon. His first comedy role was debuted in the movie Good Morning, Vietnam.
In 1988, he received a role in the movie Bloodsport and performed his first lead role and starred as Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, a musician. For his transcendent, he has been nominated for the Best Actor award along with Golden Globe nomination in Cannes Film Festival 1988. After, he worked with numerous directors and starred in a Downtown movie in 1990. He appeared in the role of a soldier in the movie The Crying Games where he has to learn English accent.
In 1994, he was the only member who has won the National Board of Review Award for his acting in the movie Pret-a-Porter. His role in the movie Smoke was mostly liked for his emotional performance. He worked with Robert Duvall and John Travolta in the movie Phenomenon which helped him to receive Blockbuster Entertainment Award for making the good Supportive role. This movie helped him to get the NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Actor Supportive role in Motion movies.
Net Worth & Earnings
Forest Whitaker has earned the total net worth of around $45 million. His acting and music career helped him to earn a huge amount. He appeared in different movies where he earns good revenue in his career. Later, his earning was raised after becoming a producer and started his own production.
Whitaker has been known for his acting career who also involved in the music field. He aimed to be a football player but cannot follow it after getting a back injury. After, he started his music career and appearing in small roles. Then he was selected for different movie roles and pursued his career in acting. He is also known as a producer for producing different casts.