Forest Whitaker Has Two Brothers And A Sister In His Family

Forest filming at Wales before flying back to New York
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Forest Whitaker siblings Kenn and Damon are an actor and a writer respectively. Forest Whitaker sister Deborah is the eldest of all her brothers.

Forest is an actor, producer, and director from the United States. Forest attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He was later admitted to the University of Southern California's Music Conservatory and Drama Conservatory.

He received his diploma in 1982. Forest made his cinematic debut in 1982 with Tag: The Assassination Game as Gowdy's Bodyguard and followed it up with Fast Times at Ridgemont High as Charles Jefferson.

He starred in Vision Quest as Balldozer and North and South as Cuffey in 1985. He appeared in Downtown as Dennis Curren, Diary of a Hitman as Dekker, Article 99 as Dr. Sid Handleman, and Consenting Adults as David Duttonville in 1992.

He portrayed the character of a puzzled British soldier in The Crying Game in 1992. He directed the films Waiting to Exhale and Hope Floats.

Forest Has Three Siblings

Forest Whitaker has three siblings named Kenn, Damon and Deborah Whitaker. The four brothers and sisters grew up together in Texas.

They were born to their parents, Laura Francis Smith and Forest Steven Whitaker. Their mother was a special education teacher, while their father, Forest Steven Jr, was an insurance agent.

Forest received the Honorary Palme d'Or at the 75th Festival de Cannes
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Laura worked through college and two master's degrees while caring for her children. Deborah is the eldest sibling of three brothers. 

Kenn and Forest have an age gap of two years, whereas Kenn and Damon have an age gap of six years.

Forest Has Two Younger Brothers

Forest has two younger brothers named Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker. Kenn is older than his brother Damon.

Kenn, Damon, and Forest belong to the entertainment industry. 

Forest (center) Damon (left) at Vert in Los Angeles. Picture by Chris Polk
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Brother Kenn Whitaker

Kenn Whitaker was born on June 8, 1963, in Longview, Texas, United States. He is 59 years old and was born two years after his elder brother, Forest.

His full name is Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker, which he later titled Kenn Whitaker. He later relocated to Los Angeles for better career opportunities. Kenn is a renowned American Film and Television Actor.

He is known for his appearance in films like Last Days as Ben Forchet in 2001, Bulworth as Henchman in 1998, Most Wanted as Bus Guard in 1997, and Life as Isaac in 1999, which starred Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence.

Kenn(right) with Forest (right) at Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton. Picture by Patrick McMullan
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Following his performance, he was then selected for the film The Theory of the Leisure Class as Otis released in 2001. Kenn started his elementary schooling at Palisades Charter High School in Palisades, California. He was an average student who loved acting.

Kenn later enrolled in a college to pursue his graduation. He was highly interested in acting and had shown a keen curiosity about becoming an actor.

Despite being an actor, Kenn doesn’t like to appear on social media platforms. He is the brother-in-law of Keisha Whitaker, ex-wife of Forest. 

Brother Damon Whitaker

Damon Whitaker was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 21, 1970. He is currently 52 years old. He is the youngest son of his parents and the youngest brother.

He specializes in writing, acting, directing, producing, music supervision, and business. He graduated from El Camino College with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate of Arts degree. He was also a part of the artists' collective and the theater society.

Damon at Annual Night To Make a Difference in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by John M. Heller
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He worked in Spirit Dance Entertainment as an artists and repertoire from 1998- 2003. He also served as a Teacher in Compassion Care Center Youth Build from 2013 - 2014, where he taught screenwriting and business entrepreneurship to at-risk youth.

He owned Paradise Recordings, and Sol9 Entertainment from July 2002 to April 2014, where Sol9 Entertainment does the development of film, music, and digital content provider, and Paradise Recordings is Distribution Service Provider.

He partnered with Beats Core Pro from July 2013 to January 2016, where the company created an online community of independent musicians, offering their music for licensing in film, television, and commercials.

He has been self-employed as Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer from 1988 to the present. Damon is also an Executive Producer since 2014. He was the Executive Producer of the entitled film Hell Michigan in 2015, as per his LinkedIn.

Deborah Whitaker Is His Older Sister

Deborah Whitaker is the older sister of Forest, Kenn and Damon Whitaker. Deborah was born on 13 August.

She works as a Director, Writer, and Editor and is known for her work in Climate in 2016. She co-directed and wrote the script, as per IMDB

Whitaker is a fitness lover. She regularly visits the gym for her workout session, as seen on her Instagram. She loves preparing food, and she often shares her cooking skills. 

Deborah Whitaker is the eldest sister of three brothers
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Deborah is a married woman. She has a daughter named Tara and one son. She also has a granddaughter named Taraji, who is currently 11 years old. Tara looks like her mother, Deborah.

Her son was born on May 8. Tara was born on Januray 8. Tara is a hair and makeup student who often does her mother's hair and makeup. Tara is active on Instagram under the name @beautification_situations.

Whitaker follows Christianity, and she often shares Bible verses on her Instagram. Family matters most for Deborah, and she often shares their picture on her Instagram.