Forest Whitaker is an American actor and producer born in 1961 in Longview, Texas. He has starred in films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Battlefield Earth, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and The Last King of Scotland. He has also appeared in television shows such as The Twilight Zone, ER, Criminal Minds, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. In 2007, Whitaker earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other honors he has attained include an Academy Award, BET Award, and multiple NAACP Image Awards. Whitaker is married to actress Keisha Nash and they have four children.