Forest Whitaker Net Worth
Forest Whitaker Net Worth and Salary: Forest Whitaker is an American actor, producer and director who has a net worth of $30 million dollars. Forest Whitaker has received critical acclaim for many performances in film and television productions. Some of his notable credits include films such as "Bird', "Ghost Dog", and his Academy Award-winning performance as Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland". He has also directed several films including "Waiting to Exhale" and "Hope Floats".
Born Forest Steven Whitaker on July 15, 1961, in Longview, Texas. He established himself as a highly sought after award-winning actor, before entering the world of producing and directing. Unlikely as it may seem, Whitaker started college on an athletic scholarship, making a shift from football to studying to become a classical tenor and eventually, an actor. After attracting attention performing in stage musicals, he left a permanent impression with a small, but memorable role in his feature debut, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982).
Following a series of supporting roles both in features and on television, he earned his first critical acclaim for his portrayal of drug-prone jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker in "Bird" (1988). Once he was established as a viable leading man, Forest Whitaker built up his reputation further playing intensive characters in such films as Waiting to Exhale (1995), The Last King of Scotland (2006) and the acclaimed Lee Daniels film, The Butler (2013). Other notable working engagements include his work in direct-to-video films, as well as his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series The Shield. Throughout his career, Whitaker has garnered numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance in The Last King of Scotland. Since 2019 he has starred on the Epix series Godfather of Harlem.
Real Estate: In 2003 Forest purchased two properties in the Hollywood Hills for a total of $2 million. He combined the properties into a compound that has two private driveways leading to 11 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms over 8,300 square-feet on 1.66 acres. He listed this home for sale in 2017 for $6 million, ultimately reducing to $4.3 million and then selling it for $3.85 million in January 2020.
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 15, 1961 (58 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|