Isaiah Washington Net Worth 2017, Biography & Wiki
Isaiah Washington is an American-Sierra Leonean performer with a net worth of $500,000 dollars. Washington went to serve in the United States Air Force and attended Howard University. Washington is famous for his character as Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” from 2005 until 2007. His portrayal earned him two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performer in a Drama Series, along with a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Isaiah Washington Net Worth $500,000 Dollars
Isaiah can also be a veteran of several Spike Lee movies including: “Crooklyn”, “Clockers”, “Girl 6, and “Get on the Bus”. In May 2006 Isaiah visited Sierra Leone, and received a warm welcome in the neighborhood folks.
Endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein in the 2016 US Presidential election.
In 2005, he discovered he was genetically linked to the Mende and Temne peoples of Sierra Leone and has since become one of the African nation's most visible supporters, Washington was given the title of village chief and the name Gondobay Manga II. Has also started a foundation to help build a school in Sierra Leone, and also worked to bring wells, medical supplies and foreign investment there.
Likes and follows the University of Texas Longhorns even though, ironically, he grew up in nearby Houston, but did not attend the University.
Has two sons Isaiah, Tyme and one daughter, Iman.
Following a confrontation with fellow cast member Patrick Dempsey on the set of Grey's Anatomy (2005), it was reported that the altercation was related to Washington's use of the epithet "faggot" towards their co-star T.R. Knight. In response to press queries about the incident, he denied that accusation in the backstage area at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards. However, Knight and other cast members later stated that he did use the word (January 2007).
After leaving Howard University (Theater Arts major), he became an original member of the City Kids Repertory, a theater company that performed in schools in effort to bring relevant productions to high-risk kids.
Was in the Air Force prior to acting. His dream was to be the second "General Washington"
His mother was the first African American woman to be licensed as a barber in the state of Texas.
At one time in his life he wanted to be a professional football player.
Took a DNA test to determine his heritage. The results concluded that his father's side is Angolan and his mother's side is from Sierra Leone.
Graduated from Willowridge High School (1981, Houston, Texas)
I love Facebook. I could brush my teeth with Facebook.
[re his infamous homophobic remark] For the last six years of my life, I've been fighting off bigots. It's, like, bigots want to embrace me, and I politely take their arms from around my neck. I don't share their views, never have.
[re his reaction to real-life serial killings behind Blue Caprice (2013) ] I was thoroughly embarrassed, because in my community, whenever you hear some really foul [crime], we're holding our breath to see whether the person is black or white. He's always either a crazy white man or a brother.
[on being fired from Grey's Anatomy (2005)]: I apologized and showed my remorse for what I said and for the pain I caused anyone. If a black man can't get forgiveness in this country, when so many other people like Robert Downey Jr. and the governor of California get second and third chances... I think that says a lot about race and this country where we stand.
I'm no longer going to play thugs or debauched cops that I can't possibly make complex characters. I'm bigger than that. I owe too much to too many good people at the Goodman, Arena and Playwrights Horizons.
Even if I'm playing a bad guy, I work hard to make him multi-leveled and interesting.
You don't have the time to "make the time" to do anything. You have to do it now!