The children of Forest Whitaker: discover his four children, from the oldest to the youngest

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  • Forest Whitaker is an award-winning actor known for his performances in The Last King of Scotland, Southpaw, Godfather of Harlemand much more.
  • He is the proud father of four children.
  • The actor was married to Keisha Nash from 1996 to 2021.
  • His latest project, Big George Foremanwill be released in theaters on April 28, 2023.

Godfather of Harlem star Whitaker Forest, 61, has appeared in numerous hit TV shows and movies over his decades-long career. Not only did he appear in The last king of Scotland, Southpaw, and the hit movie, the butler, but it even won an Oscar, an Emmy Award and a BAFTA Film Award to name a few. When the accomplished actor isn’t working on the set of blockbuster movies and TV shows, he’s often seen spending time with his family. Learn all about Forest’s four kids and their lives with their pops, below!

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Forest Whitaker and his daughters, Sonnet (L) and True. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Son of Forest Whitaker, Ocean Whitaker

Forest is a proud father of three daughters, but only one son. His eldest of all his children is, Ocean Whitaker, 33, he was born in 1990. Not only is he his father’s mini-me, but he also took over and pursued an acting career. Some of Ocean’s publishing credits include work on the following projects: Montebello, The game of silence, And Another try. Although Forest welcomed most of his children with his ex-wife, Keisha Nash, 51, he welcomed Ocean during a previous relationship. It is not publicly known who the 33-year-old’s biological mother is or if he has a relationship with his father. Interestingly, he is not on social media and does not appear on his father’s official Instagram account, unlike his sisters.

His eldest daughter, Autumn Whitaker

Forest and Keisha welcomed three daughters together during their 25-year marriage. Their eldest, is their daughter-in-law, Autumn Whitaker, 32, born in 1991. Interestingly, Autumn is actually Keisha’s from a previous relationship, however, she shares Forest’s last name. Not much is known publicly about the 32-year-old, as she takes after her brother with a similar private life. Although she’s not been in the spotlight as much as her former stepfather, her IMDb page boasts two credits, one as a “short film” and the other in the makeup department. It is unknown if she and Forest have a relationship, as she is also one of his children who is not on his Instagram account.

Forest’s second eldest daughter, Sonnet Noel Whitaker

Keisha and her former husband’s second eldest is their daughter, Christmas Whitaker Sonnet, 26, born in 1996. Not only is the brunette beauty one of two often spotted on her father’s social media, but she’s also pursued a career in entertainment. More recently, Forest took to his Instagram to share Sonnet’s latest album, NFS, which he shared on October 28, 2022. “So proud of my amazing daughter Sonnet for writing and recording NFS, her debut album! Listen to #Inanaandtheband,” he captioned the album cover photo.

Youngest actor, True Whitaker

Finally, Forest’s youngest is his daughter, True Whitaker, 24, born in 1998. The bomb is very active on social networks and has more than 6,000 followers on her Instagram account. The 24-year-old has also pursued an acting career and even starred alongside her father on his hit TV show, The Godfather of Harlem, in 2021. “Godfather of Harlem, episode 5! tonight on Epix and Amazon Prime 8/7c meet Sandra,” she captioned a carousel of photos from the shoot in May 2021.

From the looks of Forest’s Instagram, it seems like True and Sonnet are the closest to their dad, as they’re the only ones who regularly appear on his page. In June 2021, he shared an adorable selfie with the ladies and noted how “happy” it made him to be with them. “I’m happy, daddy!” I can hang out with my daughters True and Sonnet in New York,” he captioned the post. A few days later, he shared a photo of them celebrating Father’s Day together. “A beautiful Father’s Day! Precious time with my daughters. I am so lucky to have them in my life,” he wrote. So cute!

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