Actor Name: Forest Whitaker
One of Hollywood's most accomplished actors, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker has been able to showcase his talents in a number of demanding and diverse roles both in front of and behind the camera.
His feature film credits include "Panic Room", "Platoon", "Good Morning, Vietnam", "Phone Booth", "Phenomenon" and "The Last King of Scotland", for which he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award in 2007. He has also won numerous critical accolades and received a SAG, BAFTA and Image Award for his talents.
On television, Whitaker has appeared in numerous movies, and had recurring roles on series, including "ER" and "The Shield". In 2002, he served as the host and narrator for the new "The Twilight Zone" series. He won an Emmy Award for co-executive producing the television movie "Door To Door".
Whitaker has done extensive humanitarian work and has been involved with such organizations as Penny Lane, PETA (he's a vegetarian) and Farm Sanctuary. Recently, he was a part of the fundraising team for "Stand Up 2 Cancer" and has also helped raise money for Human Rights Watch. He has twice received the Humanitas Prize and Vision Award, in addition to the Peace Award in Berlin.
Whitaker is a black belt in Karate.
Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas on July 15. Currently, he currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.