Isaiah Washington is an actor producer and author As an actor critics have lauded Isaiah's ability to effortlessly disappear into each role; allowing the audience to become acquainted with the multifaceted nature of the character. Isaiah will produce and star in the upcoming film BLUE CAPRICE in theatres Fall 2013. Isaiah has also completed his first memoir, A MAN FROM ANOTHER LAND: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life (Hachette/Centre Street Publishing) available on Amazon.com.
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 on April 26, 2010, it concluded a long-time 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 H. Sullivan.
He is also the recipient of several International awards: Planet Africa's 2009 Marcus Garvey Memorial Award, 2 NAACP Image Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, and The Pan African Film Festival Canada Lee Award. Isaiah Washington will become the first African American to lead an Africa/South Korean Alliance designed to rebuild the infrastructure of Sierra Leone with his new company HIRA INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC overseeing a multi-million dollar investment fund.