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Isaiah Washington

NAACP Image and SAG Award Winning Actor and Activist, Best Known as "Dr. Burke" On "Grey's Anatomy"

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 Isaiah Washington Biography

An internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor, Isaiah Washington is an extraordinary man of character known for his many memorable performances and devotion to his craft: ''What I’ve always wanted to put at the forefront is my creativity – what I’ve always wanted to do – is act.''

A veteran of Spike Lee films, Washington’s extensive body of work is perhaps most marked by his role as gifted cardiothoracic surgeon “Dr. Preston Burke” on the hit 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. After leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Washington joined NBC, guest starring on Bionic Woman. He has been recognized on TV Guide’s “TV’s Sexiest Men” list in June 2006, and was named one of People’s “50 Most Beautiful people” in May 2006.

Now focusing his efforts off-screen, Washington is a devout supporter of Sierra Leone, working to give back to the land to which his ancestry has been traced. In 2007, he founded The Gondobay Manga Foundation, advocating cooperative planning to achieve positive, timely improvements in the lives of the people of Sierra Leone. By uniting passionate people, The Foundation strives for immediate impact by addressing one village at a time. This singular approach tailors initiatives to the specific needs of the village community, while drawing the attention of the international community to distinct goals. In undertaking such issues as road building, water supply, and electricity, The Foundation will stress the need for reliability, accountability, and sustainability in the infrastructure of Sierra Leone.

In November 2007, Washington and the Gondobay Manga Foundation opened its first school, Chief Foday Golia Memorial School, in the Njala Kendema village for 150 students in grades K-5. The new school, named in honor of the former leader of the village, replaces two grass huts not suited for occupants. In addition to building the school, Washington and the Gondobay Manga Foundation donated uniforms and school supplies for each student.

Washington has also been involved in the computer reconstruction efforts of Bunce Island, having donated $25,000 to the project. At the helm of the initiative are James Madison University professors Joseph Opala and Gary Chatelain, a historian and computer artist who are using their expertise to reconstruct the slave castle as it appeared in the year 1805. Their computer image will eventually serve as an educational tool for scholars.

A man of great patriotism, Washington honorably served in the United States Air Force, and currently works with the LA Regional Food Bank to provide food for the needy in Los Angeles. Active in promoting the arts, he hosted the recent 16th Annual Pan-African Film Festival. Washington was the Master of Ceremonies for the first White House Summit on Malaria to fight the war against malaria in 15 African countries, and in 2008 attended the 63rd United Nations General Assembly in New York City as an advisor to President Ernest Bai Koroma of the Republic of Sierra Leone. Following this event, President Koroma traveled to Washington, D.C. and announced that Washington would be granted full citizenship of Sierra Leone. This historical citizenship declaration made Washington the first African-American to receive such an honor and President Ernest Bai Koroma the first African President to perform such an act. Finalized in December of 2008, it concluded a longtime dream of dual citizenship for African-Americans by Pan African pioneers such as W.E.B. DuBois, Kwame Nkrumah, Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Horace Mann Bond, Ralph Bunche, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Edward Wilmot Blyden and Rev. Leon Sullivan.

Washington continues in his efforts to help strengthen the communities of Sierra Leone, working towards creating a better future for its people and its children.

Washington also stars in the new feature Blackbird, a family drama based on the Larry Duplechan novel.

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Books
A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

Speaking Topics
  • A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

    In an entirely new program, and the only one of its kind, actor and activist Isaiah Washington leads audiences on an exploration of heritage and genetics. As the first American to be granted African dual citizenship based solely on DNA testing, Washington delivers a compelling program on genetic testing that will inspire people to question—and possibly discover for the first time—their true roots. A comprehensive, thought-provoking session, this event includes:
    • A lecture followed by Q&A and book signing.
    • Two free DNA kits for campus members with results available the night of the program.
    • A visit by Washington on campus or within your community.

  • Genealogy, Genetics & African American History

  • Shaking the Family Tree: The Biology That Binds Us

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  • HOW TO BOOK Isaiah Washington?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Isaiah Washington for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Isaiah Washington, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Isaiah Washington or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Isaiah Washington?

    Booking fees for Isaiah Washington, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Isaiah Washington, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Isaiah Washington?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Isaiah Washington for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Isaiah Washington for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Isaiah Washington or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Isaiah Washington or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Isaiah Washington

NAACP Image and SAG Award Winning Actor and Activist, Best Known as "Dr. Burke" On "Grey's Anatomy"

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Isaiah Washington Biography

An internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor, Isaiah Washington is an extraordinary man of character known for his many memorable performances and devotion to his craft: ''What I’ve always wanted to put at the forefront is my creativity – what I’ve always wanted to do – is act.''

A veteran of Spike Lee films, Washington’s extensive body of work is perhaps most marked by his role as gifted cardiothoracic surgeon “Dr. Preston Burke” on the hit 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. After leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Washington joined NBC, guest starring on Bionic Woman. He has been recognized on TV Guide’s “TV’s Sexiest Men” list in June 2006, and was named one of People’s “50 Most Beautiful people” in May 2006.

Now focusing his efforts off-screen, Washington is a devout supporter of Sierra Leone, working to give back to the land to which his ancestry has been traced. In 2007, he founded The Gondobay Manga Foundation, advocating cooperative planning to achieve positive, timely improvements in the lives of the people of Sierra Leone. By uniting passionate people, The Foundation strives for immediate impact by addressing one village at a time. This singular approach tailors initiatives to the specific needs of the village community, while drawing the attention of the international community to distinct goals. In undertaking such issues as road building, water supply, and electricity, The Foundation will stress the need for reliability, accountability, and sustainability in the infrastructure of Sierra Leone.

In November 2007, Washington and the Gondobay Manga Foundation opened its first school, Chief Foday Golia Memorial School, in the Njala Kendema village for 150 students in grades K-5. The new school, named in honor of the former leader of the village, replaces two grass huts not suited for occupants. In addition to building the school, Washington and the Gondobay Manga Foundation donated uniforms and school supplies for each student.

Washington has also been involved in the computer reconstruction efforts of Bunce Island, having donated $25,000 to the project. At the helm of the initiative are James Madison University professors Joseph Opala and Gary Chatelain, a historian and computer artist who are using their expertise to reconstruct the slave castle as it appeared in the year 1805. Their computer image will eventually serve as an educational tool for scholars.

A man of great patriotism, Washington honorably served in the United States Air Force, and currently works with the LA Regional Food Bank to provide food for the needy in Los Angeles. Active in promoting the arts, he hosted the recent 16th Annual Pan-African Film Festival. Washington was the Master of Ceremonies for the first White House Summit on Malaria to fight the war against malaria in 15 African countries, and in 2008 attended the 63rd United Nations General Assembly in New York City as an advisor to President Ernest Bai Koroma of the Republic of Sierra Leone. Following this event, President Koroma traveled to Washington, D.C. and announced that Washington would be granted full citizenship of Sierra Leone. This historical citizenship declaration made Washington the first African-American to receive such an honor and President Ernest Bai Koroma the first African President to perform such an act. Finalized in December of 2008, it concluded a longtime dream of dual citizenship for African-Americans by Pan African pioneers such as W.E.B. DuBois, Kwame Nkrumah, Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Horace Mann Bond, Ralph Bunche, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Edward Wilmot Blyden and Rev. Leon Sullivan.

Washington continues in his efforts to help strengthen the communities of Sierra Leone, working towards creating a better future for its people and its children.

Washington also stars in the new feature Blackbird, a family drama based on the Larry Duplechan novel.

Isaiah Washington Books

Isaiah Washington Speaking Topics

  • A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

    In an entirely new program, and the only one of its kind, actor and activist Isaiah Washington leads audiences on an exploration of heritage and genetics. As the first American to be granted African dual citizenship based solely on DNA testing, Washington delivers a compelling program on genetic testing that will inspire people to question—and possibly discover for the first time—their true roots. A comprehensive, thought-provoking session, this event includes:
    • A lecture followed by Q&A and book signing.
    • Two free DNA kits for campus members with results available the night of the program.
    • A visit by Washington on campus or within your community.

  • Genealogy, Genetics & African American History

  • Shaking the Family Tree: The Biology That Binds Us

FAQs on booking Isaiah Washington

  • How to book Isaiah Washington?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Isaiah Washington for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Isaiah Washington, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Isaiah Washington or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Isaiah Washington?

    Booking fees for Isaiah Washington, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Isaiah Washington, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Isaiah Washington?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Isaiah Washington for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Isaiah Washington for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Isaiah Washington or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Isaiah Washington or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Isaiah Washington is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Isaiah Washington for your event is available upon request. Isaiah Washington generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jurnee Smollett, Maria Bello, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Richard Dreyfuss and Chris Mburu. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Isaiah Washington for an upcoming event.

Isaiah Washington Speaking Topics

  • A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

    In an entirely new program, and the only one of its kind, actor and activist Isaiah Washington leads audiences on an exploration of heritage and genetics. As the first American to be granted African dual citizenship based solely on DNA testing, Washington delivers a compelling program on genetic testing that will inspire people to question—and possibly discover for the first time—their true roots. A comprehensive, thought-provoking session, this event includes:
    • A lecture followed by Q&A and book signing.
    • Two free DNA kits for campus members with results available the night of the program.
    • A visit by Washington on campus or within your community.

  • Genealogy, Genetics & African American History

  • Shaking the Family Tree: The Biology That Binds Us

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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