Isaiah Washington took to the streets of Twitter this week to announce his “early retirement from the entertainment industry.”
The 59-year-old actor, with a long list of credits spanning over 30 years, shared that he was making the announcement with a “heavy heart and a sense of relief.”
Isaiah, who referred to himself as the “Frederick Douglass Conservative,” said that his film, Corsicana, may be the last time you see him as an actor.
Read Isaiah Washington’s full statement below.
It is with a heavy heart and a sense of relief that I am announcing my early retirement from the entertainment industry today.
Those who have been Following/Witnessing my journey here on Twatter since 2011 all know that I have fought the good fight, but it seems that the haters, provocateurs and the Useful Idiots have won.
I’m no longer interested in the back and forth regarding a ‘color construct’ that keeps us human beings divided nor am I interested in politics or anything vitriolic.
I will be traveling this great country before it falls into Socialism and then Communism.
Until then, know that this Frederick Douglass Conservative will keep his powder dry and loves you all! I am truly grateful for your support over the years.
It looks like CORSICANA #CorsicanaMovie may be the last time you see me as an Actor born here in America.
Just know that I will be posting a few pictures of my retirement shenanigans here and there, but until then.
Be safe out there. Your loved ones love you and need you. SALUTE!
See his original tweet below.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Isaiah’s work…let me run down his CarFax Report for you…
Isaiah Washington was born on August 3, 1963, in Houston, Texas. He is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Preston Burke in the medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”.
Isaiah grew up in a military family and served in the United States Air Force before pursuing a career in acting.
He began his acting career in the 1990s, appearing in films such as Crooklyn and Clockers.
He later gained recognition for his role in the 1999 drama, Out of Sight, opposite George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. He also starred in the critically acclaimed independent film, Love Jones, in 1997.
Isaiah Washington’s breakthrough role came in 2005 when he was cast as Dr. Preston Burke in “Grey’s Anatomy“.
He was praised for his performance on the show and received several award nominations, including a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
In 2007, Isaiah was involved in a controversial incident on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy” which led to his departure from the show. He later apologized for his actions and worked to raise awareness about issues such as homophobia and discrimination.
Since then, Isaiah Washington has continued to act in film and television.
In addition to his acting career, Isaiah is also an activist and has worked on various social justice initiatives.
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