Isiah Whitlock Jr., best known as the corrupt state senator Clay Davis in The Wire, is an American actor who has featured in multiple movies and series. Wire fans would definitely be aware of this brilliant actor, whose personal life has been a topic of discussion amongst his fans.

Whitlock has previously been in a relationship with Wilma Mondi but there are quite little details about their affair. This has not left the fans any less curious about the actor's past relationships. Is Isiah currently single? How many women has he dated in his life? Without further ado, let's get to it. 

Isiah Whitlock Jr. Previously In A Relationship With Wilma Mondi; Is He Currently Single?

Isiah Whitlock Jr. had an extremely low-key dating life. He is currently believed to be single. However, there has been little to non-existent information about his past relationships.

The only available piece of information on the web suggests he once had a partner named Wilma Mondi. In an article published in the New York Times in 2002, it was revealed that Whitlock and Mondi were still in a relationship for 15 years then.


Isiah Whitlock Jr. at Atlantic Theatre Company
Source: Metro US

However, there has been no further info on when the couple dated, how they got together, how long they stayed together, and when they broke up. The only stuff that can be confirmed is Isiah and Wilma are no longer with each other. Since they had been together for 15 years in 2002, something tragic must have happened for the couple to abruptly break up later.

There have been no substantial media reports on the actor's apparent break up with his girlfriend/wife. Moreover, there is no news on any of his past relationships or his affairs post-breakup. Therefore, we can only speculate that the Wire star has managed to keep his dating life extremely private. It can be easily guessed that Whitlock chose to keep it that way for some reason we are not aware of.

Isiah Whitlock's Early Life And Career

Whitlock was born in South Bend, Indiana where he gained a passion for acting from an early age. He enrolled in college from a football scholarship but decided to study theatre after injuries forced him to quit playing football. Post his graduation, he shifted to San Fransisco and started working for the American Conservatory Theatre.


Isiah Whitlock as Senator Clay Davis in The Wire
Source: Baltimore Media Blog

The actor gained a huge amount of fame after his portrayal of Clay Davis in The Wire. He even managed to create a viral catchphrase through his distinct pronunciation of the word 'shit' as 'sheeeeeeee-it'.

Whitlock has also appeared in shows such as Chappelle's Show, Law and Order, and Pieces of April. Moreover, he also featured in movies like Enchanted, Cedar Rapids, 23 Blasts, Pete's Dragon and so on.

The actor describes himself as a fan of his own series The Wire, his character in which is both loved and despised by people. His fans often ask him to perform his iconic catchphrase in public whenever they get an opportunity to meet him.

Quick Facts: Isiah Whitlock Jr.


Source: World of Cars Wiki

  • He was born on September 13, 1954.
  • His birth sign is Virgo.
  • He enrolled at Southwest Minnesota State University.
  • He featured in a lead role in the comedy movie Cedar Rapids.
  • He was an impressive football player during his college days.
  • He is an inventor of a talking Bobblehead that repeats his iconic catchphrase.
  • He launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $100,000.
  • His net worth is estimated to be $600,000.