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About Forest Whitaker’s younger brother – Kenn Whitaker Wiki



Who is Kenn Whitaker?

Kenneth Dwayne ‘Kenn’ Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas USA, on 8 June 1963 – his zodiac sign’s Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and singer, with only seven acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Henchman #1 in the 1998 romantic comedy movie “Bulworth”, written and directed by Warren Beatty, who also starred in it alongside Halle Berry and Kimberly Deauna Adams. It follows a suicidal liberal politician who’s paid an assassin to kill him; the movie won one of the 22 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

Kenn’s also known for being a younger brother of famous American actor Forest Steven Whitaker.

Early life and education

Kenn was raised in Longview alongside Forest and their brother Damon and sister Deborah, by their father Forest E. Whitaker Jr. who was an insurance salesman, and their mother Laura Francis (nee Smith) who earned two Master’s degrees while Kenn was growing up.

He studied at Palisades Charter High School and was interested in a couple of activities during his four years there, as he enjoyed playing sports with his friends, practiced acting with the school’s drama club, and took dancing lessons.

Kenn matriculated in 1981, and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, most people believe that Kenn enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1985.

He spent the following 12 years working various jobs and staying away from the media’s attention, prior to launching his career in the film industry.


Career as an actor

Kenn made his debut film appearance in the 1997 action thriller “Most Wanted”, directed by David Hogan, and which starred Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight and Robert Kotecki. It follows a US military officer who’s recruited a Marine on death row for a top-secret operation, while the Marine’s now been framed for the killing of the First Lady; the movie won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.

The following year saw Kenn make his debut TV series appearance, playing Second Smoking Man in the episode “Smoking” of the comedy “Tracey Takes On…”, while he then played Detention Center Guard in the 1999 episode “Whatever Works” of the popular family series “Party of Five”.

Kenn portrayed Isaac in the critically acclaimed 1999 crime comedy movie “Life”, directed by Ted Demme, and which starred Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence and Obba Babatunde. It follows two strangers who were wrongfully convicted in 1932, and became friends in jail; the movie won one of the eight awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup.

Kenn’s only two other roles were in 2001, in the mystery crime movie “The Theory of the Leisure Class” and the  crime film “Last Days”.

He’s been staying away from media since his role in “Last Days”, and it remains unknown what Kenn’s since been doing for a living.

Other credits

Kenn wrote three songs and performed “I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” in the 1993 action movie “Strapped”

Love life and relationships

Kenn prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man. He married non-celebrity American LaTanya Whitaker on 4 June 2000, and while neither has spoken about how and when they met, it’s believed that they were set up on a blind date in 1991; they have two daughters together, but as both Kenn and LaTanya prefer to keep them away from media, neither the girls’ birthdates nor names are known.

Kenn hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he’s perhaps been with, and as of September 2022, he’s married to LaTanya Whitaker, and has two daughters with her.


Hobbies and other interests

Kenn’s active on Instagram and is today followed by close to 1,000 people, while he’s uploaded over 70 pictures onto the network, the majority of which have been taken during his everyday life.

He was physically quite active during his 20s and 30s, as he had multiple training sessions at the gym every week, while he rarely works out nowadays.

Kenn’s passionate about travelling and has been to various US states, for both work and pleasure, while he’s also vacationed in a couple of European and Asian countries; his dream travel destination’s Berlin, Germany.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Robert De Niro and Helena Bonham Carter, while a couple of his favorite movies are “Bad Boys”, “The Sleepers” and “Fight Club”.

Age, height and net worth

Kenn’s age is 59. He’s bald and has brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.83m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).

As of September 2022, Kenn’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, and his brother Forest’s at more than $25 million.

Who is his brother Forest?

Forest was born in Longview on 15 July 1961 – his zodiac sign’s Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film writer and director, with more than 130 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Idi Amin in the critically acclaimed 2006 biographical historical movie “The Last King of Scotland”, directed by Kevin Macdonald, and which also starred James McAvoy and Gillian Anderson. It’s the story of the Ugandan Dictator Idi’s regime, told by a man who was his personal physician in the ‘70s, and the movie won 50 awards, including an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Forest), while it was nominated for 32 other awards.

Forest was raised in Longview and studied at Palisades Charter High School, at which he was mostly interested in playing football with his peers, and singing with the school choir. He matriculated in 1979 and then enrolled at California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma having been offered a football scholarship; having suffered an injury that ended his football dreams, Forest took singing as his major, and later switched to drama. He transferred to the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1981, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting in 1982; Forest also practiced acting at Drama Studio London in England.


He made his debut TV series appearance in the 1982 episode “Marriage, Dave Style” of the comedy “Making the Grade”, and his debut film appearance in the 1982 action thriller “Tag: The Assassination Game”. The year 1985 saw Forest star as Cuffey in the popular historical romantic mini-series “North & South: Book 1, North & South”, created by Douglas Heyes, and which also starred Kirstie Alley and Georg Stanford Brown. It follows two men who are struggling to stay friends at the beginning of the American Civil War; the mini-series won four of the 15 awards for which it was nominated.

A couple of Forest’s notable performances in the remainder of the ‘80s were in the 1986 sports movie “The Color of Money”, and the war movie “Platoon”, and the evergreen 1987 biographical comedy film “Good Morning, Vietnam”.

What marked the ‘90s for him was perhaps his portrayal of Bobby Tidd – Adult in the 1995 musical movie “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, directed by Stephen Herek, and which starred Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly and Jay Thomas. It tells the story of a composer who’s found fulfillment in working as a music teacher at a local high school; the movie won five of the 11 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Richard Dreyfuss).

Some of Forest’s following notable performances were in the 2002 crime thriller movie “Panic Room”, the 2005 thriller film “Mary”, and the 2007 biographical movie “Rwanda Rising”.

He portrayed Colonel Weber in the critically acclaimed 2016 mystery science fiction movie “Arrival”, directed by Denis Villeneuve, and in which he starred alongside Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. It follows a linguist who’s working with the military in an attempt to communicate with aliens which’ve just landed on Earth; the movie won 71 awards, including an Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Editing, while it was nominated for 269 other awards.

Three of Forest’s most recent roles have been in 20 episodes of the crime series “Godfather of Harlem” between 2019 and 2021 (lead role), three episodes of the 2022 comedy series “Young Rock”, and eight episodes of the 2022 mystery comedy series “Extrapolations”; he’s currently shooting for five upcoming movies, including “Heart of a Lion” and “A Fall from Grace”.

He has one writing, 32 producing and eight directing credits, with some of his most notable production work having been on the 2013 biographical crime movie “Fruitvale Station”, which won 36 of the 93 awards for which it was nominated, the 2015 drama film “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”, and the 2019 documentary movie “Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo”.


Forest’s won 60 of the 132 awards for which he’s been nominated, including his Oscar win for “The Last King of Scotland”.

He exchanged vows with American actress Keisha Nash in 1996, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; they met on the set of the 1994 action thriller movie “Blown Away”. Forest and Keisha have two daughters together, True and Sonnet, while they both have a child from previous relationships: Forest has a son Ocean Alexander, and Keisha a daughter Autumn. Forest filed for divorce in December 2018, and it was finalized in 2021.

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How old is Miya Cech? Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Dating



Who is Miya Cech?

Miya Cech is a teen actress and model, who rose to fame with her roles in “The Darkest Minds”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, and “Always Be My Maybe”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 4 March 2007, in Tokyo, Japan. As of 2021, she is 14 years old and holds Japanese and American nationality.

Family, Bio, Wiki

She has been raised by her American adoptive parents ER. Cech and G.Cech in Northern California alongside three siblings Emi Marie, Kai Marie, and Nikko J, who are also adopted. Her older sister, Kai Marie, followed in Miya’s footsteps and launched an acting career as well, so far appearing in “So Close”, Rickard Lovely”, and “Marvelous and the Black Hole”.

While some children like to keep this type of personal information away from the public eye, Miya is far from that mindset. In her opinion, the fact that she was adopted allows her to use her voice and social platforms to support the adoption community, and reach out to other adopted children. In an interview, she disclosed: “I want adoption to be normalised, some kids need help and homes and families and that is super important for me. Everyone deserves to be loved and have a family and I want to be able to share that and represent that and you know inspire other families to adopt and that’s why it’s big for me.”

Rise to Stardom

She launched her career as a model at the age of four through her parents, featuring in various ads and on catwalks.


In an interview, she talked about the experience of having started a career at such a young age, Miya saying: ”My parents sacrificed a lot over the years, including just driving me everywhere. For school, though, we have teachers on set in both the modeling world and the acting world. “

She made her TV debut at the age of eight in 2015, appearing in an episode of the action crime series “Hawaii Five 0”. During the same year, Miya guest-starred in the comedy series “The Thundermans” and crime drama series “Hand of God”.

In 2016, Miya portrayed Amy Chen in two episodes of the horror/supernatural series “American Horror Story”, followed by a minor appearance in the short movie “Angeltown”. After starring in the short fantasy movie “Unbound”, she was cast as the recurring character Marigold, in the drama series “American Housewife”, appearing in three episodes.

In 2018 Miya joined the cast as Suzme – “Zu” – in the dystopian superhero film “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. While many had high expectations considering the popularity of superhero movies in general, it appeared that those expectations weren’t met, as the film opened to an overwhelmingly negative reception and reviews, with criticism aimed at the generic, derivative, and predictable plot. Additionally, it poorly performed at the box office, grossing only $41 million against the $35 million production budget. Despite the movie’s negative reception, Miya’s convincing performance as Zu did not go unnoticed, and she finally started attracting recognition and exposure.


Her other roles

She made several appearances in 2019, including in the series “Arrow”, the short movie “Viva La Revolucion”, and the comedy romance movie “Always Be My Baby”. She additionally landed the recurring role as Akiko Yamato in the adventure drama series “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, opposite Malia Baker and Bryce Gheisar.

During the same year, she booked the role as Zhen Zhen in the sci-fi adventure movie “Rim of the World”. Even though the movie garnered generally negative reviews, upon premiering it was rated as the most-watched film on the SVOD service in the UK.

Latest roles

In 2020 she was cast in the lead role as “Samantha Sammy” in the space adventure series “Astronauts”, again sharing the screen with Bryce Gheisar.

In an interview, she expressed her excitement over playing Sammy in a series related to space, saying:  “I’ve been really into space ever since I was a little girl, well even younger than I am now, and I’ve kept up with just about every launch that has happened in my 13 years.”

Miya also revealed that the whole crew had the pleasure of talking to the astronaut Chris Cassidy, to prepare for their roles and challenges while filming, she said: ” Chris Cassidy went to the international space station and we got to ask him questions that would help us in the show. We also did movement training; ee had a choreographer and we played this game where we’d push off of each other but we’d have to make it look like we were in zero gravity.”

Despite the positive reviews the series has garnered, it appears that Nickelodeon will not be renewing the show for another season.


She landed another lead role in 2021, in the coming-of-age drama movie “Marvelous and the Black Hole”, opposite Rhea Perlman. Working with Rhea was a one-of-time experience for Maya, and she has nothing but words of praise.

Additionally, working with the director Kate Tsang gave her insight into the works and process of directing, she said: “I’ve only worked with a couple of Asian-American directors, and because I want to be a director someday, getting to see that and putting myself in their shoes was amazing. It was a really fun project to work on all together.”

She recently partnered with Zigazoo, the fun and social platform for kids, and was featured as a celebrity guest reader of the children’s book entitled “The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners”.

Personal life

Given her young age, it’s too early to talk about any romantic interests.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Her current height is 4ft 6ins (149cm), while her weight is around 78lbs (35kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes.

Miya is an active supporter of the Asian-American Girl Club, the fashion and lifestyle brand which aims to redefine the modern Asian-American Woman through normalization and unity. For Miya, it’s highly important to be a part of the club as she aspires to be a role model for Asian American girls, she further explained: “I’m using my voice to inspire people, I’m using my voice to be other people’s voice and reach the hearts of people.


It’s really just about girl power and Asian-American power and Asian-American girl power.”

What is her Net worth?

Her current net worth is estimated at around $300,000, earned during her career as an actress and model. Given her success in various roles, it’s believed that her wealth will continue to grow.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on her social media accounts, which are managed by her parents. Her Instagram account has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter account has nearly 10,000 fans. Miya also uses TikTok, on which she has over 100,000 followers with two million likes.

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Kaitlyn Leeb’s Wiki: Nationality, Husband, Children, Net Worth



Who is Kaitlyn Leeb?

Kaitlyn Leeb is a model and actress, who rose to fame portraying Jennifer Doolittle in the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. She’s also had notable roles in the popular TV series “Shadowhunters” and “Heartland”. Kaitlyn was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 18 June 1988, in North York, Ontario, Canada, of Irish and Chinese descent. As of 2021, she is 33 years old and holds Canadian nationality.

Early life and Family

Not much information is known about her family, except that her mother was a model. Reportedly, she was brought up by her grandparents, who took care of her and her two siblings after their parents divorced.

She enjoyed performing and dancing from an early age, and even competed in various competitions during her formative years. When it comes to her education, she obtained a degree in Psychology from York University.

Career Beginnings

Kaitlyn stepped into the world of entertainment by working as a model, and appearing in various print ads and advertisements for several companies and brands such as Dentyne Ice, Fuze fruit drinks, and Virgin Mobile. Additionally, in terms of furthering her modeling career, she won the Miss Chin Bikini Pageant.

Having been in the industry for some time, she decided to test the waters and pursue acting, kicking-off with a minor role in the TV series “Beautiful People” in 2006.


Three years later, she appeared as Valerie in the drama movie “The Jazzman”, followed by a small part in the TV show “Blue Mountain State”. After a guest appearance in the adventure/fantasy series “Aaron Stone” in 2010, she portrayed Trina in the action/thriller “Locked Down”, opposite Vinnie Jones, Rashad Evans and Tony Schiena.

In 2011, she starred as Bridget in the film “Wrong Turn: Bloody Beginning”, then the following year, her popularity exponentially grew as she landed numerous roles in various projects. She was cast as Dr. Casandra Lee in the comedy-drama series “Heartland”, appearing in 26 episodes of the sixth through 12th season. During the same year she landed her most famed role as, Jennifer Doolittle in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, the fourth series in the popular Degrassi franchise.

The show, created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood, was one of the most-watched TV series in Canada, earning various accolades throughout its 14 season run. Kaitlyn also booked some minors roles in short movies and TV series, such as “The L.A. Complex”, “Total Recall”, and “Hail Satan”.

Her other roles

In 2013 she switched from her usual appearances, and starred in two TV movies – “Alive” and “Grave Halloween”. The following year, she scooped various recurring roles in TV series such as “The Republic of Doyle”, “Bitten”, and “Seed”.

After appearing in the movie “Wolves” and “The Hazing Secret” in 2014, she was cast as the recurring character Keira, in the comedy/romance series “Single Ladies”. During the same year, she made a one-episode appearance in the comedy series “Backpackers” and portrayed Lily in the action drama series “Rogue”.


In 2016 she landed the part of Camille Belcourt, the antagonist in the supernatural drama series “Shadowhunters”, appearing in the seven episodes of the first season. In an interview with a media outlet, she talked about her audition for the show, saying:” I actually auditioned for a couple of roles before landing Camille. As soon as I heard about the show, I was really excited about it. So I prepped her, and I auditioned, and I found out a couple of days later that I booked her. That was the most amazing thing”.

Her portrayal of the former leader of the Brooklyn vampire Clan and Magnus’ ex-girlfriend, earned her exposure and additional popularity among younger audiences. The show, which explores the world of fantasy filled with warlock, shadowhunters and vampires, ran for three seasons, while Caitlyn appeared as a guest in the second season.

She followed up this role by portraying Susan in the horror series “Slasher”, then in 2018 she appeared in several TV movies – “Christmas with a View”, Christmas with a Prince”, and “Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal,” and is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the next installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Her latest roles

In 2020 she was cast as Leah Starnes in the short-lived streaming series “Spinning Out”, followed by one-episode appearances in TV series such as “The Wedding Planners” and “The Crossword Mysteries”. She additionally appeared in the horror movie “Anything for Jackson”, portraying Yolanda opposite Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings; the film opened to positive reviews from critics.


Regarding her upcoming projects, she is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the third installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Caitlyn will portray Jessica in the romance drama “Christmas in the Wilds”, opposite Victor Zinck Jr., which is set to premiere around Christmas 2021. Additionally, she landed another lead role in the comedy-romance “Be Mine, Valentine”, sharing the screen with Brendon Zub which will premiere by the end of 2021.

Personal life

Kaitlyn has been married to the four-year senior equity trader Ted Leeb since 2013. After several years of dating, the couple walked down the aisle on 17 August in a private ceremony. In 2016 they welcomed their daughter named Avery Elizabeth Leeb, and in 2020 another addition to the family, daughter Presley.

Physical stats and Hobbies Charity Work

Kaitlyn is 5ft 4ins tall (164cm), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) with vital statistics of 32-26-35. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Regarding hobbies, she is a great fan of horse riding and ice-skating.

In the interview with a media outlet, she said that she adores watching documentaries and series about marine life, explaining: I really love that stuff. I don’t know what it is, it is just so fascinating to me that there is this whole other world that we have no idea about. I just like learning about that. I love sharks. Shark week is my favorite week.”

Her favorite show is “River Monsters”.


Charity Work

With a great passion for philanthropy, Kaitlyn has been serving as the Jakes House National Ambassador since 2018, and often participates in public speaking engagements, as well as communicating with students, families and partners. Jake’s House is a charity that aims to aid and support families living with autism in Canada, by providing various mentoring programs and organizing community events with the goal of bringing people together and socializing. Kaitlyn has been featured in several promotional ads and digital campaigns, and continuously supports the charity’s work, inspiring and motivating others to take action.

What is her net worth?

According to reports, her estimated net worth is around $2 million, acquired largely through her acting career over 15 years.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on social media; her Instagram account has nearly 80,000 followers, while her Twitter has over 30,000 fans. Kaitlyn often posts family photos, selfies, and news about her current and upcoming projects.

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