Keisha Nash is a former American model, actress, film producer, and entrepreneur. She is also popular for being the ex-wife of Forest Whitaker, with whom she had 2 daughters – Sonnet and True.
Keisha’s ex-husband is a renowned American actor, producer, director, and activist. Among his many honors are an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She was born in Boston, Massachusetts
Keisha Nash Whitaker was born on March 8, 1972, in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America to her parents and she is 51 years old at the moment.
She is not the only child of her parents as she is known to have a sibling whose name is Jeffrey Nash. Her brother, Jeffrey Nash is an actor, producer, and writer known for films like ‘Proud’, ‘Super Sucker’ and ‘Spectrum’.
Brief History of Keisha Nash’s Education and Career Background
Keisha Nash attended Lynn Classical High School and Endicott College.
She began her Career in the modeling industry and was represented by Ford Models and Elite Model Management. Aside from modeling, she is also an actress and TV hostess. Keisha appeared in the 2004 drama film ‘Proud,’ alongside her brother Jeffrey Nash.
In 2008, she became executive producer for the documentary ‘Kassim the Dream.’ The American actress attempted to start a children’s clothing line when her children were younger but found it difficult to commit to a new business as a dedicated mother.
Still in her career, while working as a host on the set of a party-planning television show in the mid-2000s, she was approached by a makeup artist about a new product. A couple of days later, while having lunch with makeup artist A.J. Crimson, who had also received the product, they talked about it, and as an ambitious woman Keisha Nash Whitaker realized that they could create a much better product, which eventually resulted in the ‘Kissable Couture’ lip gloss collection, in 2007.
She met Forest Whitaker on a Movie Set
The American model and Forest met on the set of the movie- “Blown Away” in 1994 where they played each other’s on-screen love interests. They began dating soon after and finally got married on May 4, 1996, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Keisha and Black Panther‘s Forest Whitaker got married in a beautiful ceremony with their friends, family, and loved ones.
On October 3rd, 1996, the couple gave birth to their first child, Sonnet Noel Whitaker. True Whitaker, their second daughter, was born on July 2, 1998. From previous relationships, the couple has two more children: Forest’s son Ocean and Keisha’s daughter Autumn.
Keisha Nash and Forest Whitaker went Separate ways after 22 Years of Marriage
After 22 years of marriage, actors Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash Whitaker called it quits. Whitaker, filed for divorce from his longtime wife citing irreconcilable differences. The Oscar winner has not commented publicly on the split, but the news became a shocker to many fans. The estranged couple is not experiencing any custody issues since all their children are already adults.