Isaiah Washington

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Washington in 2008, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Isaiah Washington III

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S

Date of Birth: August 3, 1963

Ethnicity: African-American, Creole [including Angolan, Sierra Leonean]

Isaiah Washington is an American actor and internet personality. He has appeared in several Spike Lee films, and starred as Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

He was raised partly in Missouri City, Texas. Isaiah is married to Jenisa, with whom he has three children.

A DNA test showed Isaiah to have ancestry from the Mbundu in Angola, and from Sierra Leonea, specifically the Mende and Temne people. Isaiah has been granted Sierra Leonean citizenship, and has participated in charity work in the country.

Isaiah’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Broussard.

6 Responses

  1. driko says:

    well,there you have it;george washington our “founding father” was an african

  2. the punisher says:

    I had no Idea there where a lot of black people in Texas, I think there are more their than in Cali

  3. fuzzybear44 says:

    Well that may be true, it was a popular name.Although I can truly say,out of all the black people I’ve known,I’ve never met one.Although the amount I have met,is no where near 40 million.

  4. andrew says:

    most Washington in US are African-American

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