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Full NameKenn Whitaker
First NameKenn
Last NameWhitaker
ProfessionCelebrity Brother
Birth CityLongview, Texas
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameForest Steven Jr.
Mother NameLaura Francis Smith
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SibilingsForest Whitaker, Damon Whitaker and Deborah Whitaker
Networth$1 M
Date of BirthJune 8,1963
Age60 years

Kenn Whitaker is an America-based television actor. He is famous as the brother of actor Forest Whitaker

His parents are Forest Steven Jr. and Laura Francis Smith

He has three siblings: elder brother Forest, younger brother Damon Whitaker and elder sister Deborah Whitaker

He entered Hollywood in 1997 with the movie Most Wanted

Kenn has acted in many popular movies and shows like Bulworth, Life, Party of Five, Tracey Takes On..., Theory of The Leisure Class, and others. 

The last movie that Kenn acted in was Last Days.

Kenn Whitaker with his brother Forest Whitaker
Kenn Whitaker with his brother Forest Whitaker. Source: Pinterest


Forest is an American actor who was born on 15th July 1961 in Longview, Texas, and is about two years older than Kenn

He has been honored with many renowned awards like an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Forest first stepped into the movie industry at the age of 21 with the movie 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' in 1982

He has acted in plenty of films, television shows, and plays. He has also tried his luck in the production and direction of movies as well. 

In his Instagram bio, Whitaker describes himself as an artist, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, and Founder and CEO of Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. 

As a Goodwill Ambassador, he has worked to support and develop schemes that empower young generations and help them stay remote from violence. 

WPDI (Whittaker Peace & Development Initiative) is an NGO established by Forest in 2012

WPDI trains youngsters regarding the resolution of conflicts and growing businesses in dispute-affected areas in the world. 

Last September, WPDI celebrated its 10th anniversary. 

On this special occasion, Forest dedicated a special post in his Instagram account in appreciation of the NGO's pacemakers, partners, board members, and staff, with a special shoutout to the Executive Director of WPDI, Caroline Descombris

Also, Forest received the prestigious Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award on behalf of WPDI in September 2022 for their contributions to providing youngsters in a conflict zone with essential educational and economic infrastructures to build communities and businesses. 


Forest got married to actress Keisha Nash in 1996. They had first met while filming Blown Away

They are parents of two daughters: Sonnet and True

However, Forest also has a son, Ocean Alexander, and Nash has a daughter, Autumn, from their former relationships. 

In December 2018, Forest pledged divorce from Nash stating irreconcilable differences.


The actor is very close to his children. 

Time and again, he spends quality time with them and posts pictures with his daughters, Sonnet and True, on his Instagram handle. 

On 14th June 2021, on Father's Day, he posted a picture on Instagram affirming that he is a happy dad who gets to spend time with his daughters in New York City

Forest feels that he is very lucky to have them in his life. 

Kenn Whitaker brother Forest Whitaker with his daughters Sonnet and True
Kenn Whitaker brother Forest Whitaker with his daughters Sonnet and True. Source: Instagram

His firstborn is currently 26 years old and will turn 27 on 4th October 2023. Sonnet wrote and recorded N.F.S., her first album recently, in October 2022

Forest's second daughter, True, is 24 years old and was born on 2nd July 1998

She is widely praised for her fantastic job in the 2019 TV series 'Godfather of Harlem.'


In 2018, the internet was shocked upon finding that Kenn and Forest were two different humans. 

Due to the utmost resemblance between the two, everyone had mistaken Kenn for Forest

Later people assumed that they were non-identical twins. However, this isn't true. Kenn and Forest were born two years apart. 


Kenn Whitaker has a net worth of $1 million


  1. Currently, Kenn is 59 years old. He was born on 8th June 1963 in Longview, Texas, USA

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