Forest Whitaker (born July 15, 1961 in Longview, Texas, United States) is an acclaimed American actor, producer and director.
He is married to former model Keisha Whitaker and has three children by her. His younger brothers Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker are both actors as well.
Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. He has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
Other film credits include: Fast Times at Ridgemore High, Platoon, Mr. Holland's Opus, Phenomenon (with John Travolta), Lee Daniel's The Butler (with Alan Rickman), and Tak3n (with Liam Neeson and Al Sapienza).
In recent years, he was praised for his performance as Lt. Jon Kavanaugh in the FX cable TV series The Shield (with Michael Chiklis). He also had recurring roles on North and South, ER, and Empire. He also starred on short-lived TV show spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
Whitaker has voiced characters on the animated series American Dad and Star Wars: Rebels, the latter of which segued into an appearance as the same character in the film Rogue One.
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