Kenn Whitaker- All About The Brother Of Famous Actor Forest Whitaker

Kenn Whitaker

Kenn Whitaker is a television actor from the United States. He is well known as Forest Whitaker’s brother. Forest Steven Jr. and Laura Francis Smith are his parents. He has three siblings: Forest, Damon Whitaker, and Deborah Whitaker, who is his oldest sister.

He made his Hollywood debut in 1997 with the film Most Wanted. Kenn has been in a number of notable films and television programs, including Bulworth, Life, Party of Five, Tracey Takes On…, Theory of the Leisure Class, and others. Kenn’s most recent film appearance was in Last Days.

Quick Facts

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
SiblingsForest Whitaker, Damon Whitaker, and Deborah Whitaker
Networth$1 M
Date of BirthJune 8, 1963
Age61 years

All About Kenn’s Brother

Forest is an American actor who was born on July 15, 1961, in Longview, Texas and is around two years Kenn’s senior. He has received several prestigious honors, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Forest debuted in the film business at the age of 21 with ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ in 1982. He has appeared in several films, television series, and plays. He has also dabbled in movie production and directing.

Kenn Whitaker

Whitaker touts himself as an artist, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, and Founder and CEO of Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative in his Instagram account. As a Goodwill Ambassador, he has worked to promote and establish programs that empower youth and keep them away from violence. Forest founded WPDI (Whittaker Peace & Development Initiative) in 2012.

WPDI educates young people on conflict resolution and business growth in conflict-affected areas across the globe. WPDI celebrated its tenth anniversary in September. Forest devoted a special Instagram post to the NGO’s pacemakers, partners, board members, and employees on this historic anniversary, with a particular thanks to WPDI’s Executive Director, Caroline Descombris. In addition, Forest earned the prestigious Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award on behalf of WPDI in September 2022 for their achievements to providing crucial educational and economic infrastructures to children in crisis zones in order for them to create communities and companies.

Get A Look At Forest’s Personal Life

In 1996, Forest married actress Keisha Nash. They initially met on the set of Blown Away. They have two kids, Sonnet and True. Forest, on the other hand, has a son, Ocean Alexander, and Nash has a daughter, Autumn, from previous relationships. Forest filed for divorce from Nash in December 2018, citing irreconcilable differences.

What is The Status Of Forest’s Relationship With His Daughter?

His children are extremely close to the actor. He spends quality time with them on a regular basis and publishes images of his children, Sonnet and True, on his Instagram account. On Father’s Day 2021, he released a photo on Instagram confirming that he is a happy father who gets to spend time with his children in New York City. Forest considers himself very fortunate to have them in his life. His firstborn is 26 years old and will be 27 on October 4, 2023. Sonnet just penned and recorded N.F.S., her debut album, which will be released in October 2022.

True, Forest’s second daughter, is 24 years old and was born on July 2, 1998. She is well lauded for her outstanding performance in the 2019 television series ‘Godfather of Harlem.’

Kenn Whitaker


The internet was astonished in 2018 when it was discovered that Kenn and Forest were two distinct people. Everyone had mistaken Kenn for Forest due to their striking likeness. People later believed they were non-identical twins. This, however, is not the case. Forest and Kenn were born two years apart.

Kenn Whitaker Net Worth

Kenn Whitaker has a $1 million net worth as of March 2024.