Isaiah Washington

as Chancellor Jaha

Isaiah Washington stars as Chancellor Jaha on the CW’s critically-acclaimed drama  The 100.
 
Washington is best known for his series regular role as Dr. Burke on  Grey’s Anatomy.  His other television credits include a role as a series regular on  Bionic Woman  and guest-starring roles on  Law & Order: LA  and  Single Ladies.
 
Critics have lauded Washington’s ability to effortlessly disappear into each role, allowing the audience to become acquainted with the multifaceted nature of each character.  He recently completed shooting on the feature films  The Sin SeerBlackbird  and  BOUND: Africans vs African Americans.  Washington executive produced and starred in the stand-out Sundance favorite film  Blue Caprice  and  The Undershepherd.  He co-starred in The Trials of Cate McCall,  with Kate Beckinsale and Nick Nolte, and  Go for Sisters, with Edward James Olmos and Hector Alizando.  He also appeared in the feature film short  They Die by Dawn,  alongside Michael Kenneth Williams, Jesse Williams, Erykah Badu and Rosario Dawson.
 
Washington was the master of ceremonies for the first White House Summit on Malaria to fight the war against the disease in 15 African countries, and attended the 63rd United Nations General Assembly in New York City in September 2008 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 Koroma the first African President to perform such an act.  Finalized on April 26, 2010, it concluded a longtime dream of dual citizenship for African-Americans by Pan-African pioneers such as W.E.B. Du Bois, 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.
 
Washington currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.
 
Hometown: Houston, Texas
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