|Isaiah Washington Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||August 3, 1963|
|Spouse||Jenisa Marie Garland|
Isaiah Washington is an American actor and producer who is well-known for playing Dr. Preston Burke on the long-standing medical drama Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2007 & 2014) and Thelonious Jaha on the science fiction series The 100 (2014-2018). He has more than 50k followers on Facebook and more than 200k followers on Twitter and Instagram.
Isaiah Washington IV
Houston, Texas, United States
Venice, California, United States
Isaiah graduated from Willowridge High School in 1981. He studied Theater Arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
- Father – Isaiah Washington III (Was killed when Isaiah was 13 years old)
- Mother – Faye Washington (Barber)
- Others – Willie H. Holmes (Grandfather)
Isaiah is represented by –
- Stride Management in California
- CoalHouse Productions in California
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Isaiah Washington has dated –
- Jenisa Marie Garland (1996-Present) – Isaiah tied the knot with Jenisa Marie Garland on February 14, 1996. They are parents to a daughter named Iman Sele Washington and 2 sons named Isaiah Akinolu Washington V and Tyme Baraka Washington.
Race / Ethnicity
Isaiah is of Angolan (Mbundu ethnic group) descent on his father’s side. He has Sierra Leonean (Mende and Temne ethnic groups) ancestry on his mother’s side.
Isaiah has endorsed the following brands –
- Oasis Financial (2017)
- Bird Ride
- Panerai Watches
- Russ Beard Grooming
- Neoteric Arms
- Thunder Ranch
Isaiah Washington Facts
- After completing high school, he served in the United States Air Force for 4 years.
- Isaiah was included in the list of ’50 Most Beautiful People’ by People Magazine in May 2006.
- His mother was the first licensed female barber of African American origin in Texas.
- He had initially auditioned for the lead role of Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy. But, the role went to Patrick Dempsey.
- Washington published his memoir, A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life in 2011.
- While growing up, he aspired to be a professional football player.
- Isaiah was honored as the village chief of the ethnic Mende group in Sierra Leone, with whom he is linked through his maternal ancestry. He received the title of Gandobay Manga I for his charitable contributions.
- Isaiah came under fire for calling his co-star T. R. Knight a homophobic slur during a heated argument with Patrick Dempsey. Following a huge backlash, he was subsequently fired from Grey’s Anatomy in June 2007.
- He has served on the advisory board of Artists and Athletes Alliance along with other celebrities like Bradley Cooper, Idina Menzel, Fran Drescher, etc. The non-profit organization connects members of the athletic and entertainment community with the political world.
- He became the very first African-American resident to receive a Sierra Leonean citizenship on the basis of his DNA records.
- In March 2023, Isaiah announced his retirement from acting.
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