With 14 seasons that have come and gone, Grey’s Anatomy has endured more than its fair share of character losses. From dramatic exits to shocking deaths, it seems no one is safe but, when a major star takes their leave from the series, that is even harder to endure. Despite their talents and major role on the show, it has been quite surprising how little Grey’s fans have seen from some of the show’s former stars in the years since they left. While others moved right along with new roles, others seemed to take a step back from the spotlight, so check out where 13 of Grey’s Anatomy’s former biggest stars are now in their career:
13. Isaiah Washington
It may have been over 10 years ago, but no one can forget Isaiah Washington’s extremely dramatic exit from Grey’s Anatomy. Not only was he the first series regular to depart but did so after he reportedly used gay slurs towards T.R. Knight. After his character then left Sandra Oh’s Cristina Yang at the altar, Washington only made one more appearance on the show in season 10 and has instead been trying to carve out a new name for himself on TV. Things looked most promising for the actor when he was cast in the reboot series of Bionic Woman but, unfortunately, the series only lasted eight episodes and Washington went on to make small appearances on several different series. In 2014 he signed on to star in The CW’s The 100 as Thelonious Jaha, but his role was recently cut down from regular to guest star for the show’s fifth season.