Ocean Whitaker Bio - Forest Whitaker's Son

BY SB Updated on 01 March, 2021

Forest Whitaker's son Ocean Whitaker is a filmmaker. Image Source: Social Media.

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Birth Name Ocean Whitaker
Birth Day 11/25/1990
Birth place San Francisco, California, US
Zodiac Sign Saggitarius
Nationality American
Profession Filmmaker
Parents Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash Whitaker(Stepmom)
Sibling Sonnet Whitaker, True Whitaker, and Autumn Nash
Eye color Black
Hair Color Black

Ocean Whitaker is the firstborn son of renowned actor Forest Whitaker. Being the son of an Oscar-winning actor like Forest, Ocean has a lot of catch-ups to do due to his father's huge legacy. He also has chosen a career in the film industry, but his path does not really match his father. He has been more of a filmmaker rather than an actor.

Being the son of such an iconic star, and having an emerging career, many minds out there are eager to know more about him. If you are one of those curious minds, luckily, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will guide you through the journey of Ocean Whitaker through his short bio. 

Early Life and Family

Ocean was born on November 25, 1990, to father Forest Whitaker and mother, whose name is not revealed. Ocean grew up in a family with actors as Forest had already established himself as an actor along with his other two brothers Damon Whitaker and Kenn Whitaker. So, it was only a while before Ocean joined the same team. 

Ocean Whitaker and his father Forest Whitaker

Growing up, Ocean was probably inspired by his own father, whose acting never stops to amaze the audience. Apart from that, Ocean probably went with his father in different shoots. He was only eight years old when Forest married his second wife, Keisha Nash Whitaker back in 1998. He has a total of 3 siblings out of which he is the elder half-brother of True Whitaker and Sonnet Noel Whitaker and stepbrother of Autumn Nash.

Ocean Whitaker Net Worth and Career

Ocean made his first appearance on TV when he was only thirteen years old in 2003 from the VH1 TV Show, 'VH1: All Access.' He was featured  in the episode 'Absolutely Wacky Celebrity Names.' This was obviously due to the fact that he is Forest Whitaker's son. But from then Ocean kept on learning new things along the way and got the exposure he needed from his father. He spent a lot of time with his father, who undoubtedly helped him gain a broader knowledge of what he was getting into. He made a short movie back in 2012 called  'Death of a Wizard, ' which was also selected and screened at the Pan African Film Festival. 

Forest Whitaker Tweet

Other than this, there is not much known about Ocean's career. But it is for sure that he is developing to be an exceptional filmmaker. He is pretty young, and there is always room to grow. Ocean Whitaker's net worth is currently unknown, but his first movie was successful, so we may say that he made quite a convincing amount of money. As for his father, Forest Whitaker's net worth is currently estimated to be around $30 Million.

No Social Media Accounts

It may be surprising to know that Forest Whitaker's son Ocean does not have a social media account. In this era, where social media's influence surrounds everything, he is nowhere to be found. This may be well due to the fact that he likes to keep a low profile and does not want his private life to be exposed in the media as Forest Whitaker's son. 

This may be saddening to a lot of you guys, but let's keep our heads up because we may see him become a major force in the film industry in the coming years. Who knows, we may very well see the collaboration between Forest and Ocean.

Facts and Trivia

  • Forest and Ocean are very close to each other.
  • Ocean went to the white house for dinner along with his father. 
  • Ocean's first movie was well-liked by the audience.

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Published on 25 August, 2020

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