A native of Houston, Texas, Isaiah Washington spent four years in the Air Force before studying drama at Washington, DC's Howard University. While at Howard, he won a role in the play Spell #7 and then moved to New York to further pursue his career. There he appeared in a number of stage productions, including August Wilson's Fences and Thornton Wilder's Skin of Our Teeth. With a passion for theater, Washington became one of the founding members of City Kids Repertory, a theater group that visits high schools and community centers throughout New York.
Washington first made his mark in cinema in gritty crime dramas and romantic ensemble comedies. He has been featured in four acclaimed Spike Lee films: Crooklyn, Clockers, Girl 6, and Girl on the Bus. Other feature credits include Exit Wounds, Romeo Must Die, True Crime, Bulworth, Out of Sight, Love Jones, Dead Presidents, Stonewall, Strictly Business and the acclaimed Dancing in September - a performance which earned him a nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor.
Washington was also seen in Ghost Ship, Welcome to Collinwood and Hollywood Homicide.
On television, he has guest-starred in several series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Ally McBeal, New York Undercover, Living Single, Soul Food, and Touched by an Angel.
Washington makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.… Expand
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|Go for Sisters||Nov 8, 2013||Vernell||7.0|
|Blue Caprice||Sep 13, 2013||Executive Producer / John Allen Muhammad / John / John Allen Muhammad||7.3|
|Doctor Bello||Mar 22, 2013||Cast||9.0|
|This Girl's Life||Oct 29, 2004||Shane||8.0|
|Hollywood Homicide||Jun 13, 2003||Antoine Sartain||5.0|
|Ghost Ship||Oct 25, 2002||Greer||6.3|
|Welcome to Collinwood||Oct 4, 2002||Leon||6.2|
|Exit Wounds||Mar 16, 2001||George Clark||7.1|
|Romeo Must Die||Mar 22, 2000||Mac||6.1|
|True Crime||Mar 19, 1999||Frank Louis Beechum||6.7|
|Out of Sight||Jun 26, 1998||Kenneth||7.1|
|Girl 6||Mar 22, 1996||Shoplifter||8.5|
|Clockers||Sep 13, 1995||Victor Dunham||7.4|
|Crooklyn||May 13, 1994||Vic||7.5|