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Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington IV (born August 3, 1963) is an American actor. A veteran of several Spike Lee films, Washington is best known for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2007. Washington was born in Houston, Texas, where his parents were residents in the Houston Heights community. His parents moved to Missouri City, Texas around 1980, where he was one of the first graduates from Willowridge High School, Houston, in 1981. Washington revealed in an interview with Star Jones that his father, after whom he was named, was murdered when he was 13 years old. Washington went on to serve in the United States Air Force and attended Howard University. Washington married Jenisa Marie Garland on February 14, 1996. The couple have three children (Isaiah V, Tyme, and Iman). In 2005, Washington originated the role of gifted cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. His portrayal earned him two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was paired onscreen with Sandra Oh, who plays intern Dr. Cristina Yang. Washington had originally auditioned for the role

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Isaiah Washington -- Accused of Bleeding Bank Dry

Isaiah Washington -- Accused of Bleeding Bank Dry

Former "Grey's Anatomy" doc Isaiah Washington is facing another round of accusations -- this time from a bank that claims he stiffed it on a six-figure loan. The actor and his wife are being sued… READ MORE >

Isaiah Washington -- Anatomy of a Deadbeat

Isaiah Washington -- Anatomy of a Deadbeat

Isaiah Washington owes his landlord $100,000 and if he doesn't pay up, he could be out on his ass.Washington's landlord claims the ex-"Grey's Anatomy" star/homophobe is five months behind on the… READ MORE >

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Isaiah Washington -- Check Out My GLAADware!

Isaiah Washington -- Check Out My GLAADware!

Isaiah Washington was rocking a pimp suit and a badass swagger outside the Viper Room -- but any street cred he had was automatically vaporized with one look at the game-killing tupperware in his… READ MORE >

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"Ignorance is Bliss" -- Isaiah Would Know

"Ignorance is Bliss" -- Isaiah Would Know

Isaiah Washington has just learned what everyone has known for quite some time: he's not aware of what's going on. insertBCSinglePlayer(1243717953);TMZ photogs caught the "Bionic Woman" star in a… READ MORE >

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Stevie Wonder Driven to Sing ... By Isaiah?

Stevie Wonder Driven to Sing ... By Isaiah?

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Isaiah: There's No Way I'm Homophobic

Isaiah: There's No Way I'm Homophobic

Isaiah Washington talks about his experiences working with gays and lesbians as if they aren't commonplace in Hollywood. And water is not wet, and the sky is not blue. During an interview with the… READ MORE >

- 2717 days ago
Dina Lohan a No-Show

Dina Lohan a No-Show

Like mother, like daughter: Dina Lohan flaked out on a Family Court visitation hearing for ex-con ex-hubby Michael Lohan, regarding two of the estranged couple's four children yesterday. Michael… READ MORE >

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Rehabbed!

Rehabbed!

Are you tired, listless, drunk? Do you need rehab? Grab a beverage and check in to our "Rehabbed!​" gallery for a look at the residents.Ready to check out ... our other gallery? Visit "Celeb… READ MORE >

- 2736 days ago
McSteamy Over McMeany? It's a No Brainer!

McSteamy Over McMeany? It's a No Brainer!

Surprise. People love McSteamy and his chiseled abs more than Isaiah "McMeany" Washington and his glib tongue.insertBCSinglePlayer(900699817);"Grey's Anatomy" docs Eric Dane and the chatty Isaiah… READ MORE >

- 2755 days ago
Lohan -- Call Me Irresponsible

Lohan -- Call Me Irresponsible

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