Kenn Whitaker

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Actor (1963)
Fri May 12 2023
By   Binaya_22

Kenn Whitaker is an American actor known for being the brother of Forest Whitaker. Forest is an actor known for working in movies and TV series like Black Panther, Andor, Empire, and The Last King of Scotland. 

Kenn also has some experience working in movies and shows like Most Wanted, Bulworth, and Last Days. These brothers are also known for having almost identical faces, even though these two are not twin#s. He has an estimated net worth of $1 Million, while his brother Forest has $25 Million.

Relationship Status Of Forest Whitaker Brother

Kenn Whitaker is not in a relationship with anyone at the moment. Forest's brother is still looking to find his significant other. Since he is not present on social media, it is hard to figure out his love life.

Kenn Whitaker is in a black suit and a white shirt in the picture.
Forest Whitaker's brother, Kenn Whitaker (Source: Celeb Critics)

Kenn is also a very private man and hasn't disclosed much about his life, including his dating history. His previous relationships have also been kept under wraps as he doesn't want his relationships to be the talk of the media.

What Is The Net Worth Of Kenn Whitaker?

The net worth of Forest Whitaker's brother, Kenn Whitaker, is estimated to be $1 Million. Another celebrity, Evelyn Farkas has also a $1 million net worth. He hasn't made much information about himself public, including his source of income. However, he used to work in films and make money through that.

Kenn has worked in movies like Bulworth, Life, and Most Wanted. The reason behind his decision to quit movies hasn't been revealed yet, but working on those films helped him make some money.

Is Kenn Whitaker The Twin Brother Of Forest Whitaker? Also, Know Other Siblings

No, Kenn Whitaker is not the twin brother of Forest Whitaker, although their faces match. Besides him, he also has two other siblings too. He has a younger brother Damon Whitaker and a sister Deborah Whitaker. His lesser-known siblings have also tried their hands in the movie industry.

Damon Whitaker is wearing a black suit, shirt, and tie.
Kenn Whitaker's brother, Damon Whitaker (Source: Fandango)

Damon was born on October 21, 1970, and still actively works in movies and shows. He has been working since the 80s and hasn't found the same success as his brother Forest. His famous works include Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, First Daughter, and Mr. Holland Opus.

Deborah, on the other hand, Deborah doesn't have the same level of experience in the industry as the other three. She has written and co-directed the film, Climate, which came out in the same year Angela Kinsey married Joshua Snyder. 

Who Are Kenn's Parents?

Kenn's father's name is Forest Steven Jr., and his mother's name is Laura Francis Smith. He grew up in a household where both his parents were breadwinners. His father worked as an insurance salesman, and his mother worked as a school teacher. 

Forest and Laura are also some quiet people; not much has been revealed about them. They have always lived away from the media. But, they did appear with their son, Forest, when he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kenn's brother Forest has also revealed how his family raised him. He was taught from a young age to address people respectfully as "Sir" or "Ma'am." Also, one thing he doesn't like about being raised is that he would never question his mom and dad. 

Forest would listen to them and do as he was told. It's safe to assume Kenn was raised like his brother, Forest.

Kenn Whitaker & Forest Whitaker DNA Test

Kenn and Forest's lineage was traced back to Ghana, thanks to a DNA test carried out by the Whitaker brothers. The results of the test also disclosed that Kenn's maternal ancestry can be traced to the Akan people.

On the other hand, Kenn's father's ancestry can be traced to the Igbo people. Thus, it was revealed that the renowned twins, like the Whitaker brothers, have a combination of Akan and Igbo heritage.

Has Three Nephews From His Brother Forest

Most Wanted actor, Kenn, has three nephews thanks to his brother Forest. They are Sonnet Noel Whitaker, True Whitaker, and Ocean Whitaker. Sonnet and True are the kids of Keisha Whitaker, whereas Ocean's mother's identity remains to be discovered. Forest also has a stepdaughter called Autumn Whitaker.

Sonnet, True, and Autumn Whitaker are leaning to their mom, Keisha Whitaker in the picture.
Forest Whitaker's wife, Keisha Whitaker (middle), and his three kids, Sonnet, True, and Autumn Whitaker (Source: Star Celebrities YouTube Channel)

Ocean is the oldest of the three and was born on April 13, 1990. Sonnet was born on October 3, 1996, and the youngest one, True, was born on July 2, 1998. Kenn's nephews are also involved in movies or have previously worked in film.

Sonnet lives a private life but has previously worked in the 2004 film First Daughter. True has also worked with her father in the series, Godfather of Harlem. Ocean has also worked in films like Montebello, Another Try, and The Game of Silence. 

Kenn's Grandfather Had A Farm

Kenn's grandfather, Forest Whitaker, Sr., had a little farm when he was a kid. The farm existed in Longview, Texas. His brother, Forest, has revealed that he visited his parent's farm a lot as a kid. 

Black Panther actor Forest has revealed that he would go to live with his grandparents every summer. He would spend time with his grandfather and on his farm, playing with cows, pigs, and other animals. He would also feed the pigs and aid his grandfather in plowing the fields. It remains to be discovered if Kenn would also be with his brother.

Has Worked With Forest

Kenn Whitaker has previously worked with his brother, Forest, in the film, Strapped. His brother directed the film, and he worked on the soundtrack of the film. The song, I Ain't Goin' Nowhere from the film was written and performed by Kenn.

The poster shows two guys posing in front of the purple background.
The poster of Forest Whitaker's film, Strapped (Source: IMDb)

The 1993 released TV Movie, Strapped is about crime drama. The movie received and won the International Critics Award at the Toronto Film Festival. The movie was also nominated for CabelACE Awards, Humanitas Prize, and Deauville Film Festival.

Kenn's Father And Brother, Forest, Suffers From Ptosis

Kenn's father, Forest Steven Jr., and brother, Forest Whitaker, suffer from a condition called, Ptosis. His brother suffers from it in his left eye, which has led him to have a lazy eye. He also has difficulty seeing things from his eye.

However, Kenn's brother hasn't let it affect him in any way for his acting career. He has revealed that his eyes are genetic, as his father also has one eye. The Oscar-winning actor also knows it can be fixed but could lead to impair vision. Plus, it doesn't bother him much.

About Kenn's Famous Brother, Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker is an Oscar-winning American actor who has worked in popular movies and shows like The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Black Panther, and Andor. The highly-rated actor, however, didn't always want to be an actor.

Kenn's brother used to play football in High School. He did play in some musicals but never took acting seriously. It was only in college he decided to pursue things seriously. And it ended up working for him.

Forest prefers taking the role of a director despite winning an Academy award for his role in The Last King of Scotland. A movie that also features Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha's mother, Kerry Washington. For him, an actor will not be emotionally invested in the story as a director would.


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